Funding

There are many funding opportunities for communities, businesses, and organisations, a number of funding portals exists for each of these areas which I hope you will find useful.

Funding Scotland:

 

Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using the Funding Scotland search engine:

Funding Scotland Website

Scottish EU Funding Portal

 

There is a significant amount of funding available to Scottish businesses, organisations, and communities from the EU, the Scottish EU Funding Portal provides a collation of these funding opportunities across different fields such as sustainability and Enterprise:

Scottish EU Funding Portal Website

Energy Reduction Funding for SMEs

A number of grant and loan opportunities are available to help small to medium businesses in reducing their energy and resource costs by providing assistance with assessments, training, and equipment purchase.

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund: Grants for energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and up to £5,000 capital contribution per company towards your energy saving equipment purchase.

Green Business Fund Website

SME Green Loans: Scottish Government Interest-free loans from £1k to £100k to help with energy reduction equipment:

SME Green Loan Website

The People’s Postcode Trust , the Postcode Community Trust and the Postcode Local Trust, all open for applications on 6th of February 2019. These Trusts are funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Postcode Lottery Trust

Applications are open from 6th February until 20th February, to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. Full details of how to apply are on the websites for each trust.

The three trusts each have a different focus for the funding:

People’s Postcode Trust  – supports projects which focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights and combatting discrimination. http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/

Postcode Community Trust – supports projects focussed on improving health and well-being through grassroots sports, reducing isolation, arts and physical recreation. http://www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk/

Postcode Local Trust – supports projects that support green space improvements, increasing access to outdoor spaces, renewable energy and flood prevention. http://www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk/