ILF Transition Fund

Maximum Available: £7,500
Information Source: Email

ILF (Independent Living Fund) Scotland has opened an exciting new fund (totalling £5 million per year) for young people who need support in Scotland. The Transition Fund supports those aged between 16 and 21, offering short term grants to provide opportunities that facilitate their participation and inclusion within their communities. You can find out more about the fund at

Funding Available to Support Children & Young People

Maximum Available: £500
Information Source: NHS

To coincide with the 2018 Year of Young People, the Stewartry Health & Wellbeing Partnership is delighted to announce the launch of its small grant funding programme which will be open for applications throughout the year.

Established or new groups based in the Stewartry [principally DG5, DG6 and DG7] can apply for up to £500 to support projects and activities aimed at children and young people aged 25 years and under which support at least one of the following.

Nithsdale Day Opportunities Fund 2018-2019

Maximum Available: £700
Information Source: NHS

The principle aim of the fund is to reduce social isolation and promote independence amongst adults (age 18+) within the Nithsdale locality, by supporting a range of day opportunity groups/activities.

Applications will be considered for projects/activities which support at least one of the following:

  • helping people to feel less isolated and lonely
  • improved health and wellbeing
  • develop new skills that support independence
  • keeping mentally and physically well
  • lead a more fulfilling life
  • self-manage a long-term condition

Cash for Kids - Cumbria and South West Scotland

Maximum Available: Discretionary
Information Source: Grantfinder

Grants are available to individuals, registered charities, sports clubs and voluntary and community organisations based in the CFM Radio broadcast area for projects that benefit children and young people who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect and are 18 years or younger. CFM Radio broadcast area which encompasses Copeland, Allerdale, Eden, North Cumbria and the Annandale and Eskdale areas of Southwest Scotland.

Cumberland Building Society Charitable Foundation

Maximum Available: £750
Information Source: Grantfinder

Grants are available for charitable organisations to support general charitable projects that benefit residents of Cumbria, Dumfriesshire, Lancaster, Preston and Haltwhistle.

Dumfries & Galloway LEADER Programme

Maximum Available: Discretionary
Information Source: Grantfinder

The Dumfries & Galloway LEADER Programme is provided as part of the Scottish Rural Development Plan (SDRP) with funding from the EU via the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The programme is managed by the Dumfries & Galloway Local Action Group (LAG) which includes Scottish Enterprise, Chambers of Commerce and local community and voluntary organisations.

Ferries Accessibility Fund

Maximum Available: £170000
Closing Date: 15/10/2018 (All day)
Information Source: Email

The purpose of the Fund is to improve the accessibility of ferries and ports and to enhance the ferry travelling experience of disabled people and others facing mobility or access challenges. This includes passengers that have hidden disabilities.

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland

Maximum Available: £10000
Closing Date: 31/03/2019 (All day)
Information Source: Grantfinder

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

The programme is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, sportscotland and Creative Scotland

You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • constituted group or club
  • not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company
  • social enterprise
  • school
  • statutory body (including town, parish and community council).

They cannot accept applications from:

  • individuals
  • sole traders
  • companies that are aimed at generating profits primarily for private distribution
  • organisations based outside the UK
  • applications made by one organisation on behalf of another.