There are several ways to get funds for your community projects. The list below gives a snapshot however you should also email us to help determine the best option for you. There is a wealth of options routinely available.
Wind Farm Funding
The operators of windfarms at Hillhead of Auquhirie, Meikle Carewe and Mid Hill in Durris have set up Community Benefit Funds as part of their Company's ongoing commitments to communities in the vicinity of the wind farms. Local groups are invited to submit requests for grants, details of which for the 2 funds (which are managed differently) are below.
Managed by CDDCC - generally reviewed quarterly. Up to approx £8,000 is available for all projects in one year.
Any questions on the application process please email: Mark Ansell, CDDCC
Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund - Open 1 July
Managed by Kincardineshire Development Partnership. Applications can be made up from groups with projects which benefit the communities living in the following community council areas:
The fund is open for applications from 1 July to 30 September. A panel made up of representatives from the community council areas along with a representative from Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP) will then meet in November to consider applications.
Click for more information: Kincardineshire Development Partnership
King George V Funding
This fund is open to any group registered in the AB31 postcode and awards of matching funds of £250 - 1,000 are possible. Closing date for this year is 22 December 2019. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Lottery Fund (Scotland)
Find out which grant is right for you, what we are looking for, and what help is available - Click Here
Mars - Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund
Local community groups and charities across the UK and Ireland can apply for a share of five £300 cash awards a week. Four of these will be awarded by a judges’ panel. There will also be a People’s Choice Award every week which will be awarded to the entry with the most votes in any given week. https://www.galaxyhotchocolate.com/
People’s Postcode Trust Small Grants Programme
The focus of this programme is the advancement of citizenship or community development. Please be aware you must apply in October. Funding is available for projects of up to twelve months in length, ranging from £500 up to £20,000 to registered charities, community and voluntary groups, community interest companies and other not-for-profit organisations. http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/small-grants.htm
A new free fund finder database from SCVO. The database has 900 records of funds available to Scottish community groups, social enterprises and charities. Subscription is free - www.fundingscotland.com
BIG Lottery - Awards for All
As it says on the tin - this grant is available to most constituted groups, easy to apply and easy to manage. www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/scotland/awards-for-all-scotland. Kincardineshire Development Partnership staff can guide you through the application.
Small Grants Fund Opening for Scotland
In partnership with The Trussell Trust in Scotland, over 500 Daily Record readers helped raise more than £4,000 through the 'Feed a Family for £5' campaign in April. The Trussell Trust have decided to match these funds, enabling a small grants fund for foodbanks across the network. We would like to thank everyone who has responded so generously to support Scottish foodbanks. Details of how food banks can apply for funding will be forthcoming.
For more information, go to http://www.trusselltrust.org/
Help with Fundraising
Beyond the Usual Suspects
Beyond the Usual Suspects is a practical guide to a range of alternative approaches for raising finance and fundraising. Although aimed at those looking for funding for community assets, its approach is relevant to a wide range of situations.
The guide aims to help you to establish a funding package, looking beyond grants and loans.
It includes information on: