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Highland Family Recovery Initiative Fund

The Highland Family Recovery Initiative Fund (HFRIF) can offer one-off grants of up to £1000 to groups or projects that support families affected by alcohol and drugs in the Scottish Highlands.

The overall aim of the HFRIF is to better support family members affected by someone else’s alcohol or other drug use. The Fund will support the development of independent local groups and projects to establish and grow more family-focused recovery opportunities to build on the learning from the Highland FARI project.

Deadline: Friday, November 25

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Small Grants for Community Organisations

Community organisations can access support to help improve health and wellbeing in their communities by addressing smoking.

This includes:

  • A small grant of £500 for participating in the project.
  • A package of tailored support.
  • Access to free resources and training.

Applications are open to new and existing supporters of Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation

Deadline: Monday, November 28

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Soirbheas Grants -

Tier 2

Tier 2 & 3 - Summary of Funding


Improving the energy efficiency of the housing within our communities.

Strengthening the local economy by encouraging new businesses and encouraging employment and training opportunities.

Protecting our environment for future generations.

Improving the quality of life of the elderly and vulnerable, including young people within our communities.

Deadline: Monday, November 28

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Women's Fund for Scotland

The Women's Fund for Scotland (WFS) aims to promote systemic change in Scotland to empower women, and to help overcome the multiple disadvantages and discriminatory practices that females experience throughout their lives. WFS has a vision of a Scotland in which women participate equally at all levels of society, free from any barriers to full and equal engagement in political, institutional, economic, and cultural life, including freedom from the fear of sex-based violence. To date the Fund has distributed over £3m in grants to over 640 community groups and local charities.

Deadline: Tuesday,

November 29

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Allander Youth Activities Trust

The Trust provides grants in support of activities which advance the education and training of young people by providing financial support, at a local level, to charitable voluntary organisations.

The trust was established in 2005 by Alec J Spalding MBE who had given a lifetime of service to the Scout Association.

His intention in establishing the Trust was to promote the education and training of young people not just within the Scout movement but across a much wider spectrum of youth organisations.

Deadline: Wednesday,

November 30

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Sustaining Creative Development

The Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development aims to enable organisations to explore ways of working that will help them to adapt and respond to the current changing circumstances. The overall budget for this fund in the financial year 2021/22 is £7 million. Creative Scotland is committed to ensuring that people are supported to develop excellence and experimentation in a wide range of arts and creative activity, reflecting Scotland’s diverse and dynamic cultures. We want to ensure that the experience of the arts and creative activity benefits as many people as possible across Scotland’s communities and places.

Deadline: Ongoing

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Funding Opportunities

Reaching New Scots Fund

The Reaching New Scots Fund is designed and managed by people from refugee backgrounds in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund.

The project aims to create a fairer and more accessible approach to funding, making it easier for refugee-led community groups to successfully apply for grants.

With the support of funding officers from The National Lottery Community Fund, our panel of refugee volunteers will award £700,000 in grants to groups and organisations that support New Scots communities.

Deadline: Sunday, November 18

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EDF Renewables Corriemoillie Wind Farm Education & Training Fund

This fund supports individuals and organisations with the costs of education and training plus other initiatives that help to create job opportunities in the fund area. This comprises the areas served by the community councils for Contin, Garve and District, Lochbroom, Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon, and Strathpeffer. The fund is part of EDF Renewable Corriemoillie Wind Farm Community Fund, provided by EDF Renewables, the company which owns and operates the Corriemoillie Wind Farm in Ross-shire.

Deadline: Monday, February 6

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Community Led Initiatives Fund

To help alleviate the impacts that the rising costs of living are having for Highland residents, The Highland Council agreed on 22nd September 2022 to create a £450,000 Cost of Living Support Fund. Applications are now invited from community groups to implement local initiatives that will help ease the cost of living impacts within their communities.

The aim of this cost of living grant fund is to enable community groups to provide local activities/provision that provide support to individuals and families during the winter months. This fund will support local initiatives to keep people warm, provide food and to enable people to heat their living areas and live safely in their homes.

Deadline: Ongoing

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Bad á Cheò Wind Farm Education & Training Fund

This fund provides bursaries to residents of the following Community Council areas in Caithness, Watten, Halkirk District, and Lybster, Latheron and Clyth. It helps them access training and education opportunities that better equip them with the range of skills needed to enter or retain employment in key sectors of the local economy.

The fund is provided by RWE Bad á Cheò Wind Farm Community Fund and is for residents within the fund Area only.

Deadline: Ongoing

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Museums and Galleries Fund

The Museums and Galleries Fund aims to help strengthen museums and galleries in the UK, celebrating the unique assets that our regions possess and their benefit to us nationally. We want to help organisations enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader and more diverse public. While our priority is small to medium-sized museums and galleries, institutions may also apply if their project brings significant benefits.

Deadline: Monday, January 9

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Core Costs

BBC Children in Need commits to fairness and making a positive difference for children and young people. It is our responsibility to embrace a diverse, equitable, and inclusive approach to everything we do. Children and young people are great at this and we need to be too.

We encourage you to contact us with any feedback about our grant-making. We want to be as accessible and supportive as possible for your organisation. This could mean translating our application into another language.

Deadline: Ongoing

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Community Vehicle Grants

Capital funding for a vehicle to support the work of charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million. This is one of our four funding offers for registered charities who work to address poverty and trauma in Scotland.

This is based on the money your organisation received in the last financial year, as shown in your most recent annual accounts. If you are a new organisation, which has not yet produced accounts, you can base this on the income you expect to bring in in the year ahead.

Deadline: Ongoing

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Sport Facilities Fund

Our Sport Facilities Fund (SFF) supports capital projects that create or improve places where people take part in sport and physical activity. We want to support projects that provide opportunities for people to get involved in and participate in sport & physical activity.

They will provide enhanced support to projects within or serving the most deprived communities, according to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD). They focus participation and progression and prioritise projects where there is a commitment to equalities & inclusion, people development, collaboration & impact.

Deadline: Saturday, April 1

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Highland Third Sector Interface is a Scottish Registered Charity SC043521
and a Scottish Registered Company SC425808.

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