Award Listings, News, Case Study December 2020

Making a difference - Airdrie Foodbank

We offer funding to charitable organisations that support people and communities in Scotland who are living with poverty or trauma – this is our overarching focus. Following our first funding announcement of our 2020-30 strategy, we spoke with one of the recipients, Airdrie Foodbank, to find out more about its work and the impact it is working towards.

Opened in September 2014, Airdrie Foodbank is run by Calderbank Parish Church and its volunteers, in association with the Trussell Trust. It exists to provide a lifeline to hungry people in the local community, providing food, a listening ear, and signposting to help clients tackle to root causes of their food poverty. The organisation was last month awarded £5,000 in our Community Vehicle fund towards the replacement of its van.

You can find out more about the organisation here.

Just over £69,000 was awarded to 21 organisations in the first awards to be made under our new strategy which launched at the end of September. Our award announcements will now be monthly and anyone who would like to receive these directly to their inbox can do so by signing up to our mailing list

If you would like to find out more about our funds, please click here. 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 five funds under our new strategy: Wee Grants, Small Grants, Large Grants, Community Buildings 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. A full listings of our award is below.

Community Building Grants

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million
  • Capital funding of up to £75,000 towards ‘community hubs’.

October 2020 award:

The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety (North Ayrshire)
Refurbishment costs of the Scottish Centre for Personal Safety

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

October 2020 awards:

Aberfeldy Parish Church of Scotland (Perth and Kinross)
Replacement Van for the Youth Community Programme

Calderbank Parish Church of Scotland (North Lanarkshire)
Replacement vehicle for Airdrie Foodbank

Mid Deeside Community Trust (Aberdeenshire)
Community Vehicle

The Broomhouse Centre (Edinburgh City)
Community Vehicle

The zone initiative limited (East Ayrshire)
Capital costs of purchasing an electric vehicle for the Zone Initiative.

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.

October 2020 awards:

Alloa Bowling Club (Clackmannanshire)
Clubhouse Repairs & Equipment

Belvidere Village Community Group (Glasgow City)
Intergenerational Peer Education Sessions

Deaf Network Cultural Centre (Glasgow City)
Food shopping vouchers for members experiencing hardship

EPIC East Ayrshire Pipe Band Academy (East Ayrshire)
Community Coaching Sessions

Gateside and District Community Association (Fife)
Community Christmas Hampers

Hartwood GreenSpace Project (North Lanarkshire)
Rural Community Development

Inverkeithing Trust (Fife)
the running costs of the Pantry Project

Irvine and Dreghorn Brass (North Ayrshire)
The Running Costs of the New Building

Irvine Royal Academy Parent Council (North Ayrshire)
Store of Items for Struggling Families

Jhankar Beats SCIO (Glasgow City)
Online Dance Classes

Paisley FM 2017 Ltd (Renfrewshire)
Expanding the Educational Training Academy

Pennyburn Community Association (North Ayrshire)
The Community Larder

RETUNE SCIO (Glasgow City)
Running costs

Sunshine Club (Fife)
The Regular Kitchen Sessions

The Bright Action Team (Glasgow City)
Tablets for Refugee Families

Continuation Awards

While all the above awards have been made as part of our 2020-30 strategy, the following continuation of awards made under our 2016-19 strategy were also made last month. If you think you may be eligible for continuation funding, please visit our Support for 2016-19 Grant Holders resource.

Arbroath Courthouse Community Trust (Angus)
Arbroath Courthouse Adaptation and Renovation Project

Art Angel (Dundee)
Manager's Salary

Crags Community Sports Centre (Edinburgh)
The Sport for Mental Wellbeing Programme

Drumchapel L.I.F.E. (Glasgow)
The Gener8 Project

Dundee City Disability Sport (Dundee)
Branch coodinator

Edinburgh Arts Festival (Edinburgh)
Towards the workshop delivery costs of the Community Partnerships programme

Fares4Free (Scotland-wide)
Fares4Free Operations Manager

Friends of Granton Castle Walled Garden (Edinburgh)
The Development Officer for the Walled Garden

Glasgow Access Panel (Glasgow)
Towards the running costs

Grampian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association (Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire)
Development Coordinator's salary cost

Intercultural Youth Scotland (Edinburgh City; Glasgow City; Scotland Wide)
The PT Team Leader salary

The Little Art School Trust (East Ayrshire; East Renfrewshire; North Ayrshire; South Ayrshire)
The Dementia Art Projects and Little Art Stars

MADE4U IN ML2 (North Lanarkshire)
The Salary Costs of the Children and Young People's Worker

Marie Trust (Glasgow)
The Marie Trust Core Funding

Mill O' Mains Pavilion (Dundee)
The Mill O'Mains Replacement Community Building

Mum and Me (Angus)
The staff costs

Nature 4 Health (Highland; Moray)
Connecting and Achieving with Nature (CAN)

Ochil Youths Community Improvement (Clackmannanshire)
The service leader

Our Community Kitchen (East Lothian)
Salary costs of the Development Manager

Peebles CAN (Scottish Borders)
The Growing Community Capacity Project

Right Track (Glasgow City; North Lanarkshire; South Lanarkshire)
The running costs of the Launchpad programme

River Cree Hatchery and Habitat Trust (Dumfries and Galloway)
The Hatchery Coordinator

Saje Scotland (Fife; Scotland-wide)
The direct staff costs of Saje Scotland

SkyeDance (Highland)
The Dance Support Officer

Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau (Stirling)
The salary costs of the Mental Health Money and Benefits Advice Worker

Stirling Interfaith Community Justice Group (Scotland-wide)
The Family Visitor Centre Worker

Toryglen Community Hall (Glasgow)
Running costs

TRACTion Cancer Support (East Renfrewshire; Glasgow City; South Lanarkshire)
The ADT Cancer Support Hub