Award Listings, News April 2023

Over £1.8M awarded to organisations across Scotland in March

We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from March 2023. 52 organisations received just over £1.8M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.

£1,880,900 was awarded to 52 organisations in March 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. 

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Award Focus - WorkingRite

WorkingRite provides support to young people, aged 15 - 25, who are furthest from the job market and most at risk of ongoing poverty. Many of these young people live in some of the most deprived areas of Scotland and have low educational attainment, leaving school with few or no qualifications. Our programmes aim to address community-based challenges – such as offending, homelessness, drug/alcohol addiction, deprivation and generational poverty – through practical, work-related skills, individual life skills, and, mentored work placements with small, local businesses. Every year we support 300 young people,  working in conjunction with key partners who are rooted in their communities. Currently, WorkingRite has 7 programmes operating in Aberdeen, Argyll & Bute, Edinburgh, Glasgow and East Ayrshire.

“Our ethos is that there is no ‘one size fits all’ when supporting our young people, designing our training programmes to be person-centred and flexible. When a young person is referred to a WorkingRite programme, they can carve out their own path to employment, utilising their own strengths, desires and ambitions. By focussing on practical job skills coupled with personal development and utilising the enthusiasm of small, local businesses – and ensuring they are mentored throughout, we help young people gain confidence, skills and a better path into adulthood.” Alison Christie, Head of Fundraising, WorkingRight

What our team says... "Through our Work Pathways theme, we are interested in funding work that supports people with the transition through education and training into work and also supports people with the skills they require to gain and retain employment. Across all of WorkingRite's programmes, there is a clear focus on helping to build the resilience of young people and empower them to determine their path either through WorkingRite's various programmes or into further progression routes.

I recently visited WorkingRight and had the opportunity to meet with the team, some of the employers and young people involved in the programme. The level of engagement from employers, and the wrap-around support and relational approach used by the WorkingRight staff team reinforced to me the value of having supportive partners who understand the issues and challenges faced by young people. Their effective, meaningful collaboration with young people is key to enabling a seamless transition across the range of programmes which they deliver, from specialist youth work and support to its mentored work readiness and placement programmes and that is why their work is a strong fit with our strategy. We are delighted to continue our support with WorkingRite and look forward to learning from their work as they progress." Lesley Macdonald, Head of Giving, The Robertson Trust 

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.

March 2023 awards:

WorkingRite The running costs of the organisation Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Argyll and Bute; East Ayrshire; Edinburgh City; Glasgow City £135,000
Helm Training The Running Costs of Helm Training Dundee City £96,000
Healing for the Heart Counselling for Children and Adults Affected by Trauma Glasgow City £90,000
Fife Alcohol Support Service The costs of the Curnie Clubs Fife £90,000
Coatbridge Citizens Advice Bureau The running costs of Coatbridge CAB North Lanarkshire £90,000
Rosemount Lifelong Learning The costs of the Changing Lives Through Learning Project Glasgow City £85,500
Kincardine and Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau The running costs of Kincardine and Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau Aberdeenshire £75,000
Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust The costs of the Best Start Programme South Lanarkshire £75,000
Strengthening Communities for Race Equality Scotland - SCOREscotland The salary costs of the Employment and Careers Guidance Co-ordinator Edinburgh City £72,000
The Gate Charity Core Running Costs Clackmannanshire £70,500
R-evolution For Good The costs of progression coaching Moray £60,000
Disabled & Carers Information Centre Association The Rights Way Project (Groupwork Programme) Dundee City £54,000
Teapot Trust SCIO Art Therapists (Scotland) Scotland Wide £51,000


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

March 2023 awards:

Falkirk Football Community Foundation The Electric Van Falkirk £10,000
The Halliday Foundation The Food Truck Glasgow City £10,000
Elder Voice (Strathmore & The Glens) Van for food deliveries Perth and Kinross £5,000
African Relief Support New Van Glasgow City £2,500


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.

March 2023 awards:

Standing Tall Arts Running Costs Scotland Wide £45,000
Nourish Support Centre The core running costs of Nourish Support Centre Fife £45,000
Yusuf Youth Initiative Salary costs of the Employability Worker Dundee City £45,000
Toryglen Community Base Running Costs Glasgow City £45,000
Tollcross YMCA The Running Costs of Tollcross YMCA Glasgow City £45,000
The Hidden Gardens Trust The Running Costs of the Hidden Gardens Trust Glasgow City £45,000
Held In Our Hearts The Bereavement Pathway Project Edinburgh City; Scotland Wide £45,000
HopScotch Children's Charity The running costs of Hopscotch Children’s Charity. Scotland Wide £45,000
Awaz the voice of the community The Youth Worker for the Springboard Project Glasgow City £40,500
The Brunswick Community Development Trust The salary costs of the Operations Manager Glasgow City £39,000
Sauchie Active8 The salary costs of the Community Development Worker Clackmannanshire £39,000
Nurture Steps Ltd Running Costs Dundee City; Fife £39,000
Kirkstyle Baptist Church The salary costs of the Social Care Worker South Lanarkshire £36,000
Turf Running Costs Glasgow City £36,000
Beatroute Arts Running costs of Beatroute Arts Glasgow City £36,000
PLUS (Forth Valley) Limited Towards the PlayPLUS & PLUSYouth project costs Falkirk; Stirling £36,000
Whitburn and District Community Development Trust Salary Costs of the Community Development Worker West Lothian £36,000
Agape Wellbeing The Family Hub Support Worker South Lanarkshire £33,000
Headway Glasgow Running Costs Glasgow City £30,000
Cumnock Area Musical Production Society The CAMPS Connect Programme East Ayrshire £18,000
Lybster Day Care Association Running Costs Highland £5,000

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.

March 2023 awards:

Sharpen Her: the  African Women's Network Running Costs Glasgow City £2,000
Killin and District Volunteer Car Scheme Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle Stirling £2,000
Saline and Steelend Community Development Trust The Food Pantry Fife £2,000
You Can Be A Doctor Running costs Scotland Wide £2,000
Kinross and District Men's Shed Running Costs. Perth and Kinross £2,000
Parkinson's UK - North Glasgow Branch Running Costs East Dunbartonshire; Glasgow City £2,000
Autism on the Water Open Day Event Glasgow City £2,000
Me, Myself and I (SCIO) Running Costs Glasgow City £2,000
Cleland Gala Day The 2023 Gala Day & Activities North Lanarkshire £2,000
Gallowshade Community Links Running Costs Angus £2,000
Ardrossan & Winton Parent Council Transition Activities and Good Start Gift Bags North Ayrshire £2,000
Buchanan High School Parent Council Community Cafe Running Costs North Lanarkshire £1,500
2nd Coatbridge Scout Group The Growing Garden North Lanarkshire £1,400
Watson Memorial Bowling Club (SCIO) Running Costs West Lothian £1,000