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.

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

Coalfields Community Investment Programme

Maximum Available: £5,000
Information Source: Coalfields Regeneration Trust

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme is a small fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. The programme will support projects in eligible coalfield areas that meet one or more of the following themes: job creation and employment support; skills and training, health and wellbeing; community action.

You can discuss a proposal at any time so please contact the team on: 01259 230910 for an informal discussion or visit their website:

The Carers Acts Transformation Support (CATS) Fund

Maximum Available: £8000
Closing Date: 30/11/2018 - 09:00
Information Source: SCVO

A budget of around £0.5 million has been set aside to provide funding to third sector organisations to allow them to gear up for supporting the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Act”) in 2018/19 through help with funding for transformation costs.


The funding awarded to an organisation must be spent by 31 March 2019 and activity completed by that date also.

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2018.

The King's Fund - Cascading Leadership

Maximum Available: £
Closing Date: 30/11/2018 - 09:00
Information Source: Scottish Rural Network

Cascading Leadership provides a free opportunity for leaders working in health and care organisations of any size in the voluntary and community sector in the UK to develop their leadership skills and receive practical support. The programme offers free support, advice and training based on a model of peer-to-peer support. To date, it has supported 120 voluntary and community sector (VCS) leaders and is now offering a further 64 places on this year’s programme. Successful applicants will be matched into pairs, with a consultant (an established charity leader), working with a partner (a leader who is seeking support).