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Young Carers Support Worker

D&G Carers Centre have a vacancy for a part time Young Carers Support Worker. The role will support the Young Carers Project which aims to provide information, advice and support to young carers.


Volant Charitable Trust Grants

Maximum Available: £45,000
Closing Date: 30/04/2019 (All day)
Information Source: Grantfinder

Established in 2000 by JK Rowling, the Trust offers grants to registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations based and working in Scotland.

The funding is intended to support charitable projects with a strong focus on supporting women, young people and children affected by hardship or disadvantage and on tackling the issues they face in order to make a lasting difference to their lives and life chances. The funding is administered by Foundation Scotland, an independent grant making charity, on behalf of the Volant Trust.

Applicants can be national or community based. Grants of up to £15,000 per year are available (an increase of £5,000 from previous rounds) for up to three years and the total maximum grant awarded is £45,000. The funding can be used for one-off projects or multi-year applications.

There are two application periods in 2019.​ Applications will be accepted from 7 January to 30 April and again from 1 July to 31 October 2019.

For more information, please click the following link:

The Cumberland Charitable Foundation

Maximum Available: £750
Information Source: The Cumberland Charitable Foundation

In general, grants can be provided to the following:

  • charitable organisations, e.g. village halls, youth groups, playgroups, etc. (your group does not have to be a registered charity)
  • social enterprises

Some examples of the eligibility criteria are as follows: 

  • Your project will benefit people living in the Cumberland Building Society’s operating area of Cumbria, Dumfriesshire, Lancaster, Preston and Haltwhistle with a volunteer committee
  • Your organisation/group has a bank account with at least two signatories
  • Your organisation/group has a constitution or set of rules (not applicable for registered charities, faith groups, and some uniformed groups)

Donations will normally be in the region of £250 to £750, however, in exceptional circumstances, a donation of £1,000 may be awarded.

For further information or to apply, please use the following link: or contact The Grants Team on 01900 825760, e-mail


Sport Facilities Fund

Maximum Available: £100,000
Closing Date: 01/04/2019 (All day)
Information Source: sportscotland

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

In clubs and communities, SFF wants to support - 

  • New, upgraded or extended sports facilities
  • Inclusive changing facilities
  • Facilities that provide or improve access for outdoor sport and adventure activities
  • Floodlights that increase capacity at appropriate sports facilities
  • Major items of sports equipment

Any non-profit distributing, constituted organisations whose membership is open to all sections of society can apply.

For the application guidelines and more information, please use the following link:

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