Volant Charitable Trust Grants
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.
Projects must address one of the following three themes:
- Victims of sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and those working in the sex industry.
- Care for young mothers and those affected by postnatal depression.
- Isolated and lone parents.
- Community support for black and minority ethnic women and asylum seekers.
- Support services for women prisoners and their families.
- Children and young people
- Counselling, support services and outreach projects for those who are disadvantaged or deemed to be at risk through neglect, emotional and physical abuse, alcohol or drug misuse.
- Poverty and deprivation
- Mental health projects for women and children.
- Support for vulnerable families.
- Promotion of healthy eating for families in areas of extreme deprivation.
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: https://www.volanttrust.org/