Zambia & Rwanda Development Programmes

The Scottish Government has announced the opening of the Zambia & Rwanda Funding Round 2017. Supporting the world’s poor. Call for projects in Zambia and Rwanda. Scotland-based organisations are invited to develop projects to contribute to the global fight against poverty and inequality, International Development Minister Alasdair Allan said today. In keeping with the priorities detailed...
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£15 million for families and communities

Innovative projects and core charity funding confirmed. Projects to support children and families coping with disabilities, mental health problems and the challenges associated with poverty and charities working more widely with children, families and adult learners are among dozens of beneficiaries of grants worth a total of £15 million confirmed today by the Scottish Government....
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£3.28m for looked after children

Funding to support young people in care and at risk of becoming looked after. Charities supporting looked after children and vulnerable families to help prevent children becoming looked after have been awarded £3.28 million by the Scottish Government. Twenty seven organisations, including Aberlour, Includem, Mentor Scotland and the NSPCC will continue their work in this...
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Cumnock Action Plan

History Cumnock has long been a market town, serving as a hub for the other towns in the district, and its success was furthered by its strong ties to the mining industry. When the industry was thriving, Cumnock prospered as many miners moved into the area and brought their families with them. The impact and...
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Co-production – communities driving change

#CoProWeekScot Co-production (and more widely collaboration) has been the driving force for our place-based programme. We realised there were communities in Scotland that we were not reaching, despite many of them being among those facing the biggest challenges. We worked with other funders to identify the places that none of us were managing to connect...
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£500,000 Small Grants Programme opens

Support for international development agencies in Scotland Scottish-based international development organisations can apply for a share of £500,000 to expand their work overseas and assist their growth at home. The Small Grants Programme is designed to help some of the world’s most vulnerable people and communities and  is open to small Scottish-based Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)....
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Foundations of Change

The social and political environment in the UK could scarcely be more in flux. As the impact of ‘Brexit’ beings to unfold, and we contemplate the possibility of another Scottish Independence referendum, the future feels uncertain. What is certain is that people face immense challenges, with austerity, welfare reform and public sector funding cuts taking...
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£2 million project fund now open for applications

For full details including criteria and how to apply click here Applications to the £2 million Children, Young People and Families and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Project Fund (CYFEIF and ALEC Fund) are now open.  The Scottish Government has made project funding available to the third sector to support preventative work with children, young...
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