Funding is available to support Scottish young people aged 14-20 to develop their talent in a range of creative areas.

The Creative Scotland Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund supports young people aged 14-20 who require financial assistance in developing their talent within the creative industry. Funding will be awarded to those young people who demonstrate enthusiasm, ambition and talent in their chosen field and who would benefit from financial assistance in order to develop this further.
Both individuals and groups may apply for funding ranging between £50 and £600.


Funding is available to young people aged between 14 and 20 who live in Scotland and wish to develop their talent in one or more of the following areas: Drama; Dance; Music; Film; Visual Arts; Literature; and Digital Arts.
Funding is particularly targeted at those who may not be able to develop their talent further due to the barriers of:
• Affordability – inability to afford costs related to arts activity.
• Geography – issues with accessing opportunity due to their location.
• Disability – issues with taking part due to cost or unsuitable infrastructure or support.
Applications are welcomed from individuals or groups.
Grants can be awarded to help support talent development through:
• Artistic development – eg auditioning, training, participating in workshops, work shadowing or mentoring.
• Promotion and showcasing – eg staging an exhibition, recording a demo, marketing a performance or publishing written work.
• Peer-to-peer delivery – eg hosting a workshop or setting up a local group.

The next deadline for applications is 9 October 2017.

•  http://www.youngscot.org/information/learning/nurturing-talent-time-to-shine-fund/

 

 

Funding Support

For all third sector groups, funding is becoming increasingly hard to source with applications taking up time and resources that could be spent on delivering your services. We can help share the workload by:

  • Identifying potential sources of funding
  • Working with you to submit a comprehensive funding application, including writing sections of the form for you*
  • Advising on monitoring and evaluation systems to report back to funders
  • Helping with project planning and writing business plans
  • Reviewing the structure of your group including governance for financial strength

* Please note: Voluntary Action Orkney will not complete your funding application in its entirety – you know your organisation/project better than us. We also cannot guarantee success with securing funding but, with our experienced staff and knowledge of the third sector, we will work with you to improve your chances.

Repsol Sinopec and Liam McArthur, MSP, Small Grants Scheme

 

 

Small Grants Scheme 

also incorporating Liam McArthur awards

Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO) is grateful to Repsol Sinopec for their donation which the VAO Board has decided to disburse as grants in order to support the work of small, community groups. VAO is also grateful to Liam McArthur, MSP, for his continuing donations which have been added to the Repsol Sinpec donation to increase the amount available.

Grants are offered to voluntary and community groups through the Small Grants Scheme, administered by VAO Board of Directors. Groups with charitable objectives (excepting party political groups), are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £500 maximum for a project to help their community.

The VAO Board of Directors will consider all applications and decide which projects will benefit. Their decision will be final.

Recipients of grants must claim the total sum awarded within twelve months of allocation. To claim the grant, VAO will require proof of expenditure, either a receipted invoice or an invoice to be paid. Grants will not be paid retrospectively.

Application forms are avilable by contacting:


Voluntary Action Orkney,
Anchor Buildings
6 Bridge Street,
Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HR
Tel: (01856) 872897
enquiries@vaorkney.org.uk

Please click on the links for an information leaflet and here for an application form

 

Deadline: Completed forms must be returned by 17th March 2017.

Thriving not just surviving young men and mental health

Comic Relief has launched a £1.75 million fund to support vulnerable and disadvantaged young men with mental health problems. They are seeking proposals to deliver specialised mental health provision which puts the needs of young men at the heart of their work. They expect to make approximately 20 grants of around £100,000-£150,000 across the UK. The timings for the initiative are:
• Open for applications:  6th September – 13th October
• Shortlisting: 19th October – 8th November
• Assessments: 12th December – 22nd January, 2018.
Full information and details on how to apply can be found here.

http://www.comicrelief.com/apply-for-grants/open-grants-initiatives/thriving-not-just-surviving-young-men-and-mental-health

 

 

 

Life Changes Trust Accepting Applications in Scotland

The Life Changes Trust welcomes applications from organisations and individuals in Scotland with experience of dementia who are seeking funding to produce resources that equip and encourage people suffering with dementia and their carers.

Organisations and individuals who have experience of dementia and live in Scotland including people living with dementia; organisations that work with those living with dementia; current carers; and former carers can apply for grants of between £500 and £7,000.

The awards will support people living with dementia and their carers in Scotland to share knowledge and helpful information with each other by creating peer to peer support resources, such as leaflets, DVDs, videos, etc. Eligible projects/resources must have long term value/relevance (at least three years). Resources must be practical and truly reflect the experiences and needs of people living with dementia and/or carers.
The resources created through the fund will also provide a valuable source of education and information for people who want to know more about dementia, such as hospital or care home staff, relatives or friends.

The deadlines for applications are 1 September 2017 and 2 February 2018.

Further information is available from the Life Changes Trust’s website.

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