Award Listings, News October 2023

Over £2.1M awarded to organisations across Scotland in September

We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from September 2023. 63 organisations received over £2.1M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.

£2,130,900 was awarded to 63 organisations in September 2023, with a success rate of 85%. 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. 

We have awarded £11,106,005 to 332 organisations since the beginning of this financial year. 

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.

September 2023 awards:

Thriving Survivors Restorative Justice Service in Scotland Scotland Wide £144,000
Youth Scotland Towards the Running Cost of Youth Scotland Scotland Wide £120,000
Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis (ABRC) The core running costs of Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis Argyll and Bute £120,000
Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Perth & Kinross The running costs of Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, P&K Perth and Kinross £120,000
Family Journeys Running costs of Family Journeys East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Midlothian; West Lothian £108,000
Renfrew YMCA SCIO The running costs of the LIAM Programme Renfrewshire £105,000
North Edinburgh Childcare The Employability Support Project Edinburgh City £102,000
The Junction Young People Health and Wellbeing Creative Express Service Edinburgh City £79,500
Central Advocacy Partners The Survivors Project Clackmannanshire; Falkirk; Stirling £78,000
PND Borders Core running costs of PND Borders Scottish Borders £75,000
SISU Running Costs Clackmannanshire; Edinburgh City; Glasgow City £75,000
Glasgow the Caring City Skills Barn+ programme costs Glasgow City £72,000
Penicuik YMCA - YWCA The running costs of Penicuik YMCA and YWCA Midlothian £60,000

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

September 2023 awards:

Order of Malta Dial-A-Journey Trust The Bus (Collaborative Communities) Clackmannanshire; Falkirk; Stirling £10,000
Girvan & District Attractions SCIO Eletric Van South Ayrshire £10,000
Family and Community Development West Lothian Minibus West Lothian £8,000
Vics in the Community Vics in the Community Minibus South Ayrshire £7,500
Ayr United Football Academy Minibus South Ayrshire £5,000
CLEAR Buckhaven & Methil Community Van Fife £5,000
Eat Up Van for food insecurity/furniture deliveries Glasgow City £5,000
South West Community Transport New Eletric Vehicle 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.

September 2023 awards:

ParentSpace Running costs of ParentSpace Scottish Borders £45,000
Re-Employ Running costs of Re-Employ Fife £45,000
Vics in the Community The salary costs of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator South Ayrshire £45,000
ReAct: Refugee Action Scotland The Running Costs of the Playgroup Edinburgh City £45,000
Scottish Detainee Visitors Running Costs South Lanarkshire £45,000
Caring Operations Joint Action Council Towards the running costs of COJAC Glasgow City; South Lanarkshire £45,000
Wick Youth Club Running Costs Highland £45,000
The Nest Wellbeing Group The salary costs of the Wellbeing & Resilience Worker East Ayrshire £42,000
Lochee Community Larder & Cafe SCIO Running Costs Dundee City £39,000
Bonnyrigg Rose Commuity Football Club SCIO The costs of the Community Programmes Midlothian £39,000
Dunbeath & District Centre Running Costs Highland £39,000
Alyth Youth Partnership SCIO Running Costs Perth and Kinross £36,000
Building Futures Galloway Ltd The delivery costs of providing Training Opportunities for Young People Dumfries and Galloway £30,000
BallsandBoots The running cost of Balls and Boots Falkirk; Glasgow City; Moray; North Lanarkshire; West Lothian £30,000
Camperdown Growing Collective Running Costs Dundee City £30,000
Bear Necessities Running Costs North Lanarkshire £27,000
Aiofe's Sensory Bus Running costs Dumfries and Galloway; East Ayrshire; North Ayrshire; South Ayrshire £27,000
Karele Ltd Towards the costs of the Breathing Spaces and Positive Pathways Programmes East Lothian £27,000
Rokzkool Academy (SCIO) Running Costs Highland £24,000
Inverbrothock Out of School Care Club The costs of providing fully funded places Angus £21,000
More Hope Foundation The costs of the Youth Programmes Glasgow City £21,000
Speech Bubble Drama The Running Costs of Speech Bubble Drama Glasgow City £15,000
Kintyre Food Bank Running Costs Argyll and Bute £13,500
Pennyghael Communty Hall SCIO The salary costs of the Development Officer Argyll and Bute £8,000


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.

September 2023 awards:

Shaping Life Community Event Glasgow City £2,000
Kemnay Community Council Running Costs Aberdeenshire £2,000
The Voice Project Community Choir The Youth Choir Glasgow City £2,000
The Ramblers' Association South Lanarkshire Older Walkers Running Costs South Lanarkshire £2,000
Aruka Running Costs North Lanarkshire £2,000
Angus Toy Appeal Running Costs Angus £2,000
Central Safe Drive Stay Alive Transport Costs Clackmannanshire; Falkirk; Stirling £2,000
Lowther and District Men's Shed Running Costs South Lanarkshire £2,000
Inverkeithing Trust Food For Thought Project Fife £2,000
Faifley Upcycling Running Costs West Dunbartonshire £2,000
Performance Collective Stranraer The Wellness Project Dumfries and Galloway £2,000
Healing Hearts - North Ayrshire Bereavement Support group Running Costs North Ayrshire £2,000
Oromo Community Scotland Running Costs Glasgow City £2,000
The Clearing Toolbox for Life Fife £2,000
Forfar Stingers Para-Football Club Community Vehicle Angus £2,000
Kirriemuir Food Hub Running Costs Angus £2,000
ATM UNITED Running Costs Glasgow City £2,000
Strachur Community Men's Shed Architect Costs Argyll and Bute £1,900