Award Listings, News May 2023

Over £2.3M awarded to organisations across Scotland in May

We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from May 2023. 67 organisations received just over £2.3M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.

£2,325,405 was awarded to 67 organisations in May 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 - Cottage Family Centre

The Cottage Family Centre was established in 1987. The focus of CFC’s work is to provide holistic support to families who are experiencing, or are at risk of, inter-related factors such as poverty, unemployment, poor housing, relationship breakdown, drug and alcohol problems and health related issues. The overall approach is to empower parents to promote the bond between parents and their children.

What the team says... "At the Cottage we adopt a strengths based community development approach that puts the needs and aspirations of children and families at the centre of our development and delivery. Every year we support over 400 families and 900 children within our support services.

Our Children’s Therapeutic Service has been supporting families to explore their feelings and emotions in a safe, non-judgmental environment for over 14 years, providing individualised therapeutic interventions to children and young people and their families who have been affected by trauma, abuse and adversities which have been further exacerbated over recent years due to the pandemic and cost of living crisis.

The stress of everyday life has not only compounded adults but has placed a very heavy burden on the shoulders of our children and young people too.

Our service is unique, diverse and creative in working towards a resolution of reducing family breakdown across our communities, recognising how crucial the fragile relationship between parent and child is and the impact and effect this relationship can have on each individual’s life and the effects on the whole family unit dynamics. By improving this relationship now, we really can limit the generational consequences of poor parent child relationships and family dysfunction for years to come." Pauline Buchan, Strategic Manager

What our team says... "I’m delighted to share the details of our recent award with The Cottage Family Centre. Their work is a strong fit with our Emotional Wellbeing and Relationships theme, where we are particularly interested in direct, whole family support, identifying with the family all those issues which are having the greatest impact on their lives.

Our recent conversations with the team have provided so much insight into the experiences and needs of families. It is clear that parents and children are at the centre of service development and delivery which allows them to provide individualised support to families. This will make a real difference to family relationships and resilience, and their children’s life chances in the long term. 

The staff share a wealth of knowledge and experience and we look forward to learning from them over the next 3 years, which will also help us to continue to shape and focus our own work." Wendy Knowles, Funding Manager

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.

May 2023 awards:

Govan Law Centre The Running Costs of Govan Law Centre Glasgow City; Scotland Wide £135,000
Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service The South of Scotland Employment Rights & Advice Service (SoS ERAS) Dumfries and Galloway; Scottish Borders £134,082
Roxburgh & Berwickshire Citizens Advice Bureau The South of Scotland Employment Rights & Advice Service (SoS ERAS) Dumfries and Galloway; Scottish Borders £130,823
The Cottage Family Centre The running costs of Cottage Family Centre Fife £120,000
The Jeely Piece Club The Running Costs of The Jeely Piece Club Glasgow City £105,000
Home-Start Edinburgh Salary costs of the Family Support Co-ordinator  (SE Edinburgh) Edinburgh City £105,000
YMCA Tayside Running costs of YMCA Tayside Perth and Kinross £105,000
Raploch Urban Regeneration Company The Resilience programme costs Stirling £90,000
Glasgow East Alcohol Awareness Project Salary Costs of a  F/T and  P/T Counsellor. Glasgow City £84,000
Home Link Family Support Systemic Family Counselling Midlothian £81,000
YMCA Dumfries SCIO Running costs of YMCA Dumfries Dumfries and Galloway £75,000
WHALE Arts The Community Programme of Activities Edinburgh City £66,000
Pathways Services Limited The Pathways from Abuse Domestic Abuse Counselling Service Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire £66,000
The Scheme Livi Core costs of The Scheme Livi West Lothian £60,000
Carers Forum Stirling Area t/a Stirling Carers Centre Young Carers Service Stirling £60,000
Stable Life Equine Assisted Learning & Therapy Programme Scottish Borders £58,500
Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action Towards the costs of the Magpie Project Aberdeenshire £54,000

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

May 2023 awards:

Royston Youth Action Nine seater van Glasgow City £10,000
D&G HandyVan (SCIO) New Eletric Van Dumfries and Galloway £10,000
Cùram Thiriodh Wheelchair accessible minibus Argyll and Bute £10,000
Emmaus Glasgow New Van Glasgow City £10,000
Dumfries & Galloway Care Trust Minibus Dumfries and Galloway £5,000
Oor Space Youthy Minibus Upgrade Scottish Borders £2,500
SISU Community Vehicle Scotland Wide £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.

May 2023 awards:

St Matthew's Centre The Running Costs of St Mathew's Centre Glasgow City £45,000
Al Masaar SCIO Running Costs Falkirk £45,000
Spiral - Creative Arts Therapies Running Costs Glasgow City £45,000
Gordon Park Early Learning & Childcare Centre The Family Learning Practitioner Aberdeenshire £45,000
Boomerang Community Centre SCIO The salary costs of the full-time Development Worker Dundee City £45,000
Wing Tsjun Scotland SCIO The WOMANity Project Glasgow City £45,000
Lyra The running costs of Lyra Edinburgh City £39,000
KGV Trust The Salary Costs of the Development Officer Dumfries and Galloway £37,500
Blairgowrie & Rattray Development Trust Ltd Running Costs Perth and Kinross £37,500
You My Sister Delivery costs for You My Sister's Scotland operations Edinburgh City; Midlothian; West Lothian £33,000
Connect Alloa Core Running Costs Clackmannanshire £33,000
Outdoors For You SCIO Running Costs Glasgow City £30,000
Ross County Foundation The Personal Development Programme Highland £30,000
Brighter Futures Health Hub Health & Wellbeing Manager Salary Costs Fife £30,000
Food for Thought SCIO Salary Costs of the Operations Administrator West Dunbartonshire £24,000
Dumfries & Galloway Care Trust Running Costs Dumfries and Galloway £24,000
The Under 12s Project Running Costs Dundee City £24,000
A Moment's Peace Theatre Company Running Costs Glasgow City £21,000
Aberdeen Street Pastors Running Costs (excluding salaries) Aberdeen City £18,000
The School Mock Court Case Project Towards the costs of the work in Scotland Scotland Wide £18,000
The Inverclyde Shed Running Costs Inverclyde £15,000
Carnwadric Church of Scotland The Helping Hands Community Foodbank Sessional Foodbank Co-ordinator Glasgow City £15,000
Perth Riverside Church The Equipment costs of Martha’s Kitchen Perth and Kinross £5,000
King's Church West Lothian 'The Feast' project West Lothian £4,000
Dedridge Good Neighbour Network SCIO Running Costs West Lothian £3,000
Christ Healing Evangelical Church, Scotland Towards the direct costs of the homeless outreach, food bank and energy tokens. Glasgow City £2,500

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.

May 2023 awards:

Ross County Girls and Women FC Running Costs Highland £2,000
Beith Theatre Group Sound Equipment North Ayrshire £2,000
Spikin Autism and More Running Costs Aberdeenshire £2,000
Cunninghame Blind Club Running Costs North Ayrshire £2,000
32nd Greenock & District Scout Group Running Costs Inverclyde £2,000
1st Connel Brownie Pack Running Costs Argyll and Bute £2,000
Finmill Centre Finmill Family Fun Club Costs Dundee City £2,000
Speyside Children's Arts Festival The 2023 Speyside Children's Arts Festival Moray £2,000
Alford and District Men's Shed Running Costs Aberdeenshire £2,000
The Tinnis Trust Stable Moments Programme Scottish Borders £2,000
Distinctive Dance Academy Running Costs Glasgow City £2,000
Linwood Community Council The Community Garden Renfrewshire £2,000
Newtonmore Baby and Toddler Group Running Costs Highland £2,000
Broadford Youth Club Running Costs Highland £2,000
Langholm Girls Football Club Running Costs Dumfries and Galloway £2,000
SERENITI Food & Household Essentials for Families Aberdeen City £1,500
Meigle and Ardler Community Development Trust Community Engagement & Launch Event Costs Perth and Kinross £1,000