Award Listings, News February 2023

Over £1.6M awarded to organisations across Scotland in January

We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from January 2023. 47 organisations received just over £1.6M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.

£1,647,500 was awarded to 47 organisations in January 2023. If you would like to receive our award announcements directly to your inbox, please sign up to our mailing list.

Currently, our funding is aimed at constituted community groups and registered charities who are working to alleviate poverty and trauma in Scotland, and who have an annual income of under £2 million. We have four funds under our strategy: Wee Grants, Small Grants, Large Grants, and Community Vehicles. Each of these funds is designed to be clear, transparent and accessible to meet the needs of those we fund and potential applicants, and make sure our funding is targeted. If you would like to find out more about our funds, please click here.

Each of the organisations below demonstrated in their application how their work is contributing to the alleviation of poverty and trauma in Scotland. 

Would you rather see this list split by Local Authority? Download our report here.

Award Focus - People Know How

People Know How’s Positive Transitions service supports children, young people and their families in the transition from primary and secondary school. The service is designed to support them to feel valued and understood, improve their self-esteem and peer relationships, and enable them to fulfil their potential.

"Our interventions provide holistic support and youth work that aim to support not just children and young people, but also their parents, carers and families. We do this by working directly with schools, teachers, families and other agencies to identify and offer the most suitable and appropriate support, as well as collaborating with social work and arts therapies programmes in universities across Scotland.

After 7 years of running the service, we are now in over 50 schools across Edinburgh and East Lothian. As well as working locally, we also want to use what we have learnt to affect change on a national scale and are collaborating with the University of Edinburgh on a participatory action-research project to influence positive transitions across Scotland." Claudia Baldacchino, Communications and Digital Manager at People Know How. 

What our team says... "People Know how is a well-established, networked charity with a successful record in delivering a social innovation model focused on school transitions and digital inclusion. Their work aligns closely with our Education Pathways theme, where we are interested in supporting work that supports people with their transition throughout education. We know that Education is recognised as one of the best protections against poverty, and research confirms that children who make a positive transition throughout primary to secondary school are more likely to experience positive outcomes in relation to their academic wellbeing and emotional well-being. We are delighted to be continuing our support with People Know How and look forward to learning from their Positive Transitions service." Gillian Morton, Funding Officer

Pupils participating in the Positive Transitions programme.

Large Grants

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £2 million
  • Revenue funding of between £15,000 and £50,000 for up to five years
  • Unrestricted or restricted funding
  • Can include the costs of equipment to support your work.

January 2023 awards:


People Know How Positive Transitions Service East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Midlothian £114,000
Early Years Scotland The costs of the Children Impacted by Parental Imprisonment Programme Scotland Wide £105,000
Crisis Counselling The Salary cost of the PT Service Manager (providing counselling and preventative mental health support) Argyll and Bute; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; Glasgow City; Highland; Renfrewshire; West Dunbartonshire £90,000
Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC) Running Costs Clackmannanshire; Falkirk; Stirling £90,000
Partick Thistle Charitable Trust The staff costs for the Community Programme Glasgow City £75,000
Dalkeith & District Citizens Advice Bureau (Dalkeith CAB) The Triage Advice Officer's salary and associated costs Midlothian £75,000
Butterfly Trust The running costs of the organisation Scotland Wide £69,000
Mid Argyll Youth Development Services (MAYDS) Running Costs Argyll and Bute £66,000
theGKexperience SCIO Core running costs Glasgow City £66,000
Wigtownshire Women's Aid The Refuge Out of Hours Service Dumfries and Galloway £60,000
Dads Rock Young Dads Project Edinburgh City; Glasgow City £60,000
Outside the Box Development Support Ltd The Work with Migrant Women in West Dunbartonshire North Ayrshire; West Dunbartonshire £60,000
Families Like Us Running Costs South Lanarkshire £60,000
Scottish Music Information Centre LTD The Musicares programme costs Scotland Wide £51,000
Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Community Development Trust The running costs of Fauldhouse & Breich Valley CDT. West Lothian £48,000
Sunny Govan Community Radio Salary Costs of the P/T Employability Worker Glasgow City £40,000

Community Vehicle Grants

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million
  • Funding of up to £10,000 for a vehicle to support your work

January 2023 awards:

I Am Me Scotland Eletric Vehicle Renfrewshire £7,500
Aberdeen Day Project Ltd t/a The Breadmaker New Van Aberdeen City £7,500
Baby Loss Retreat A New Van Scotland Wide £5,000
Spirit Aid The Community Vehicle for the Food Hamper Service Glasgow City £5,000
OLD KILPATRICK FOOD PARCELS The Electric Vehicle West Dunbartonshire £5,000
Twechar Community Action Replacement Minibus East Dunbartonshire £5,000

Small Grants

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £100,000
  • Revenue funding of between £2,000 and £15,000 for up to five years
  • Unrestricted or restricted funding
  • Can include the costs of equipment to support your work.

January 2023 awards:

Craigmillar Literacy Trust The Running Costs of Craigmillar Literacy Trust Edinburgh City £45,000
Linkes (SCIO) Children & Youth Project Glasgow City £45,000
The Village Centre Salary costs of the Centre Manager South Lanarkshire £45,000
Dennyloanhead Community Hall Limited Towards the Dennyloanhead Community Hall's food pantry costs. Falkirk £39,000
Friends of Scottish Settlers Running Costs Falkirk £36,000
The Ayr Ark Running Costs South Ayrshire £36,000
Supporting Our Community (SOC) Running Costs South Lanarkshire £30,000
Under The Trees The Woodland Wellbeing Officer Falkirk £30,000
Harbour Ayrshire The core running costs of Harbour Ayrshire East Ayrshire; North Ayrshire; South Ayrshire £30,000
Greener Peebles Running Costs Scottish Borders £30,000
African Relief Support The core running costs of African Relief Support Glasgow City £24,000
Buttons & Bows Baby Bank Running Costs Perth and Kinross £24,000
Parents Inclusion Network Running Costs Dumfries and Galloway £22,500
Lothian Disability Sport The Disability Sport Officer's Salary East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Midlothian; West Lothian £21,000
Kassi Kunda Foundation The costs of work in Scotland Glasgow City £6,500

Wee Grants

  • For constituted community groups and charities with an annual income of less than £25,000
  • Funding of up to £2,000 for one year only
  • Could cover revenue* or capital costs to support your work.

January 2023:

Barrmill Jolly Beggars Burns Club Running Costs North Ayrshire £2,000
P.A.L.S Running Costs North Lanarkshire £2,000
Jhankar Beats SCIO Dance/Music classes for BAME young people Glasgow City £2,000
The Galaxy Foundation The Football Recovery Programme Falkirk £2,000
UMOJA WA MAISHA YETU (UMAY) Cost of Living Food Vouchers for Families in Glasgow and Motherwell North Lanarkshire £2,000
New Cumnock Working Men's Club Running Costs East Ayrshire £2,000
Parkinson's UK Parkinson's UK - Ayrshire Parkinson's Community Singers East Ayrshire £2,000
CREEM International English & Digital Skills for Refugees & Asylum Seekers Glasgow City £2,000
Perth Parrots Floorball Club The Costs of the Weekly Floorball & Outdoor Activity Sessions Perth and Kinross £2,000
Stonehouse Mens Shed The Costs of New Equipment & Tools South Lanarkshire £1,500