Two funding streams are available for arts projects that involve the community and professional artists looking to develop their work. DG Unlimited has over £20,000 to enable artists to further their creative practice through professional development opportunities, and assist community groups in getting more people in their local areas involved in arts activities.
Grants and support are available for not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and local authorities to support parks innovators across the UK. Working in partnership, the Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Nesta have set up a new Rethinking Parks fund to support innovative ideas to address the challenges faced by parks across the UK. The previous Rethinking Parks fund ran in 2014.
The Farm Advisory Service (FAS) exists to help new farmers and crofters in Scotland grow their business through a range of business development support and one-to-one advisory services, including grants.
Advance Notice - The Unlocking Ambition Challenge will invest in a group of up to 40 early stage entrepreneurs in Scotland who will be chosen, mentored and led by some of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs.
The aim of the Weir Charitable Trust is to support individuals, groups and charities, new or established, which are based in Scotland and provide services in Scotland. The Trust anticipates supporting charitable groups with an annual income of less than £100,000 that find difficulty in sourcing funds from traditional or mainstream funders.
To be eligible for funding, proposals should fall within the following five main areas:
Grants are available for small community based organisations working in the most deprived areas of the UK to help people to make positive changes in their lives.
Kilgallioch Community Fund is funded by ScottishPower Renewables community benefit funds, from its Kilgallioch Windfarm in Dumfries & Galloway and South Ayrshire.
The fund supports projects located within or directly benefiting Wigtownshire, Dumfries & Galloway and south Carrick, South Ayrshire. Applications must benefit one or more of the communities, which are geographically defined by community council boundaries.
The fund supports community-led charitable activities, which help the rural regeneration and sustainability of the community. A proportion of the fund will be distributed directly to the communities of Barrhill, Old Luce, New Luce and Kirkcowan, with the remainder available to groups across Wigtownshire in Dumfries and Galloway, and south Carrick in South Ayrshire. Groups can apply for between £500 and £10,000, and proposals are also invited for larger grants in future funding rounds.
In celebration of the 60th anniversary The Garfield Weston Foundation has launched a new one-off fund of £5million to support Capital projects to provide new or improved facilities for local communities across the UK. The Fund will close for applications on 30th June 2018 but they wish to give charities plenty of notice so they have chance to develop their plans. All the information is on the anniversary website where there is a specific section on the fund - https://anniversary.garfieldweston.org