Funding opportunities update

Glasgow City Council’s food growing team occasionally issue summaries of funding opportunities available to the public. The following is the latest list:

UK Government: Community Ownership Fund – apply by 14th December

Capital grants of up to £250,000 and revenue grants up to £50,000 are available for UK community organisations to take on the sustainable ownership of community assets that are at risk of being lost to a local area.

Glasgow City Council: Area Partnership Grants – from 6th January

Grants up to £10,000 are available for community and voluntary organisations for locally identified needs and investment priorities within each Partnership boundary. Amounts and application deadlines vary. 

Research your own area from 6 January

National Lottery Community Fund: Young Start – apply any time

Grants up to £100,000 are available for community groups and voluntary organisations to help children and young people become more confident and realise their potential.

Bank of Scotland Foundation Reach programme – apply by 10th January

Charities which can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion and will reach the most vulnerable people across Scotland, to provide them with opportunity and equality and making positive, sustainable change can apply. For disadvantage, examples include charities addressing primary disadvantage such as homelessness, abuse, mental health or poverty, or secondary disadvantage such as debt issues, learning disabilities, illiteracy, lack of employability skills or health issues. For social exclusion, examples include charities addressing exclusionary challenges for minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT people, drug users, institutional care leavers, the elderly or the young.

7stars Foundation – apply by 31st December

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision and provide immediate support.

Greenpeace Take Action Bad Taste – apply by 15th January

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to UK-based artists & activists to use art and creative actions to highlight the role of the UK’s industrial food system in the climate crisis and to create change within places of public, political and corporate power. In recognition of inequities built into the industrial food system, the project will prioritise the perspectives of those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, people of colour and/or working class.

Naturesave Trust – opens on 1st January until 28th February

The theme for this funding round will be tackling pollution and single-use plastic. The Trust will be looking for community projects who are running initiatives to tackle these issues. In previous funding rounds the Trust has awarded grants of between £500 to £2,500.

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