Engage Update - Funding & Training Focus - 18 January
Engage Update - Funding & Training Focus - 18 January

Engage Update - Funding & Training Focus - 18 January



Recovery Change Fund

The Recovery Change Fund supports the development of local groups and organisations which provide social connection and support recovery for people affected by drugs and alcohol in Renfrewshire. It supports initiatives that will make a positive impact on individuals, families, and communities affected by alcohol and/or drug use.
It also provides opportunities to support piloting new ideas and projects related to mental health, recovery, stigma, and social isolation. These ideas and projects could inform future service design in Renfrewshire. Future sustainability is a particular focus for the fund.
Find out more and apply here

The Naturesave Trust
Funds environmental and conservation projects throughout the UK. The latest funding window is focused on pollution and single use plastic. Next deadline: 28th February 2023. Find out more here

The Happiness Fund  
The Happiness Fund is available to enable and support projects which improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, learning and skills development in local communities. Find out more here


Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund
Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. The next closing date for applications to the small and large grants programmes is 06 March 2023. Find out more here


Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Local Food Projects
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local sustainable food partnerships, councilss, community or campaign groups in the UK to support communities in promoting and advocating for food that is better for both people and the environment. The funding is being made available through Sustain’s Food for the Planet campaign grants. Applicants are encouraged to submit their own ideas for local action, with a focus on areas that have a significant impact locally, such as supporting groups and communities that are marginalised to campaign for food climate justice and tackling racial injustice in the food system; encouraging climate-friendly food in public institutions and council settings; supporting sustainable farming systems through planning policy; and tackling unfair and unhelpful pricing and advertising of the most climate-damaging foods. The closing date for applications is 10 February 2023. Find out more here


Government Announces Multi-Sport Grassroots Facilities Programme
The UK government has announced £168 million investment in England by 2025 via the Football Foundation to improve sports facilities and pitches. Additionally, £18.1 million will be invested in Scotland, £12.6 million in Wales, and £6.29 million in Northern Ireland by 2025, with each country's funding delivered in partnership with their respective Football Association. The funding will target mainly deprived areas and at least 40% of the investment will go towards sites that support regular use of a sport other than football, to increase participation among currently underrepresented groups. Grassroots football clubs, local authorities, and schools with relevant projects are encouraged to contact the Football Foundation in England or the relevant Football Association in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Find out more here


Corra Foundation - The Household Hardship Fund

The Household Hardship Fund reopened at 12 noon on 10 January 2023. The fund will close when enough applications have been received to fully use the money available. They anticipate the fund closing very quickly so apply as soon as possible. The purpose of the Household Hardship Fund is to provide small grants to charities and community groups across Scotland who can pass the funding on to families and individuals on low incomes. Date re-opened: 10 January 2023. Find out more here


British Ecological Society - Outreach Grants

Grants are available to promote and engage the public with the science of ecology. Date re-opened: 11 January 2023. Find out more here


Agnes Hunter Trust SCIO

Support is offered to services in Scotland that assist and empower disabled people, and to charities delivering education and training to disadvantaged people aged 16+ who have left school. Date re-opened: 09 January 2023. Next deadline: 23 February 2023. Find out more here

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