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Kenmore & District Community Council


December 2021
Funding Alert
The following opportunities are available to groups and individuals in the Perth and Kinross area. If you have any queries, please email We welcome feedback and suggestions.
Subscription and Funding Alert delivery from September 2021
From September 2021, the Communities Services Funding Alert will be sent out from the main subscription and delivery system used in Perth and Kinross Council, GovDelivery. This will be the last Funding Alert to be send out from Mailchimp. All current Subscribers to the Funding Alert will require to register to receive the alerts on the PKC website. Due to GDPR regulations, Perth and Kinross Council can’t transfer your details on your behalf over to the GovDelivery system. What do I need to do to keep receiving the Funding Alerts?
To keep receiving the Funding Alert, you will need to subscribe via GovDelivery on the PKC website. The weblink to register is Perth & Kinross Council - Perth and Kinross email subscriptions ( Once you have reg-istered with your email address you can select from a list of newsletters and alerts that you would like to receive. To receive the Funding Alert, opt in to the Community Funding Alert topic. You can change or unsubscribe from any of the topics at any time. For support with getting registered please contact:
December 2021
Grants are given to carry out a wide range of community based activities from Common Good Funds in Perth City, Aberfeldy, Auchterarder, Blairgowrie, Crieff, Kinross and Pitlochry. Please note that there are no further funds avail-able for Crieff Common Good Fund during this financial year (2021/2022) and therefore no further applications will be accepted at this time.
Deadline: 17th December 2021
The 2021/2022 Community Investment Fund will open for a limited second round of applications on 10 January 2022. The Community Investment Fund is designed to support local projects which tackle inequalities in communities across Perth and Kinross.
The second round of funding is available in the following ward areas: Carse of Gowrie, Strathmore, Highland, Strath-tay, Strathallan, Kinross-shire and Perth City. Please note that for 2021/22, the three Perth City wards have been merged into one larger funding pot for the city. See the below website for further details.
Deadline: 18th February 2022 at 5pm Community Investment Fund - Perth & Kinross Council (
PCHF Grants are awarded to owners or guardians of historic buildings (listed and non-listed) located within the Perth Central and Kinnoull Conservation Areas to assist with appropriate repairs to the historic parts of their properties. Deadline: Ongoing
December 2021
The Community Environment Challenge Fund (CECF) can provide support and funding for community-led environ-mental projects. Any of the following can be funded:
· Equipment costs, tidy-up and maintenance activities and reasonable professional fees which are directly incurred in respect of the project.
· Improvements to sports pitches and sports ground pavilions.
· The Contributing Third Party (CTP) payment for the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund and other landfill providers.
The projects must be led and delivered by community groups, must make a significant difference to the local environ-ment and be widely supported within the community. In addition, there is a requirement for a long-term maintenance commitment for any projects undertaken through the Fund. How much would the grant be? The minimum grant request is £2,500 up to a maximum of £10,000. 50% match funding is required. For example, an application of £2500 would have a total cost of at least £5,000. The whole project can be of any size and there is no defined maximum project cost. Further information If you have any other questions regarding the Community Environment Challenge Fund, please contact Perth & Kin-ross Council's Waste Services or the Community Greenspace team by telephoning 01738 475000 or email-ing Find out more: Deadline: Ongoing
December 2021
Covid Information Find more about funding opportunities from the Community Support Section of the Council’s website. SCVO– Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has a useful webpage with lots of advice for community groups.
Alpkit Foundation – Grassroots Support Now The Alpkit Foundation supports projects that champion education, participation, environment, diversity and health. The Foundation are currently prioritising their funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £500 are available. Deadline: Ongoing
The Volant Trust Funding available for registered charities, community interest companies and community organisations that demon-strate a strong project focus on helping to reduce social deprivation and supporting vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Deadline: 31st December 2021 Community Innovation Fund Between £500 and £25,000 (maximum of £18,000 for two years and a maximum of £25,000 over three years) fund-ing available for community groups with new and innovative project ideas that tackle issues in their local communi-ties. The fund is currently providing COVID-19 community-led funding. Deadline: Ongoing NHS Tayside (
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Arts Access and Participation Fund Grants up to £400,000 in support of the arts as a force for change and one that enriches people’s lives and commu-nities. The aim of the Access and Participation Fund is to support change in the way the arts are created, presented, accessed and experienced so that a wider and more diverse group of people have access to quality artistic practice, both as audiences and participants.
Deadline: Ongoing
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Arts-based Learning Fund Grants from £30,000 to £400,000 for up to two or three years are intended to support arts-based work that tackles the disruption caused by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic to education and the adverse impact on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, particularly those experiencing systemic inequality and barriers to learn-ing.
Deadline: Ongoing
Thomson Charitable Trust The Trust supports a range of charitable projects, in particular those focusing on education, music and the arts. There is a preference to fund start up projects or improvements to projects.
Deadline: Ongoing Apply – Thomson Charitable Trust (
December 2021
Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development (Creative Scotland) Funds between £1000 - £100,000 available to enable creative and arts-based organisations to explore ways of work-ing that will help them to adapt and respond to the current changing circumstances.
Deadline: Ongoing
Foyle Foundation Main Grants Scheme Grants are available to registered charities to support the performing or visual arts and for projects that facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and learning. The Foundation aims to benefit charitable causes in either the Arts or Learn-ing:
• Arts - This strand is designed to improve the sustainability of the arts and support groups which work to achieve this. Generally, funding is for specific projects/activities that offer long-term benefit and sustainability.
• Learning - This strand is designed to support projects that facilitate the acquisition of knowledge such as through increased access to places of learning (eg museums and libraries) and which have a long-term strategic impact.
Deadline: Ongoing
Foundation Scotland - Mary Janet King Fund Grants up to £5,000 are available to support community groups working with young people in music in Scotland. The fund wants to support Scottish community groups working with young people in arts and music, particularly activities to encourage the uptake of music
Deadline: Ongoing
Further links to Hardship Funds Bella Caledonia are posting a list of hardship funds and awards currently available to artists and freelancers in Scot-land. By Iona Lee - Published on 7th November 2020
Deadline: Various
The Scottish Land Fund
The Land Fund main application is currently closed but are still accepting first stage applications to help communities develop their ideas or do preliminary work around taking ownership of assets. It supports rural and urban communi-ties to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets. Stage two application will reopen this summer.
Deadline: Ongoing
December 2021
Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation Grants up to £3,000 are available for registered charities for charitable work in the UK that benefits children, through their education and/or welfare, youth projects, and the elderly and their welfare. Deadline: Ongoing
Buttle UK - Chances for Children Grants up to £2,000 are available to enable vulnerable children and young people in the UK to overcome financial barriers preventing them from achieving their education, training or employment goals. Deadline: Ongoing Chances for Children Grants - Buttle UK
Cattanach Charitable Trust Grants up to £25,000 are available for charities registered in Scotland that support children from birth to three years old, who are affected by levels of relative deprivation. Deadline: Ongoing
Percy Bilton Charity- Grants for Organisations Grants up to £5,000 to assist one or more of the following groups: disadvantaged/underprivileged young people(persons under 25); people with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems); older people (aged over 60). Deadline: Ongoing
Gamesys Foundation Grants are available for organisations who support individuals suffering from mental health issues and who focus on research in the mental health field. Deadline: Ongoing
Drug Services Funds Various funding opportunities available for groups, organisations and services with a focus on drug support, rehabili-tation and recovery. Deadline: Ongoing
Perth and Kinross Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund This fund recognises the significance of early intervention and preventative mental health and wellbeing support that is anchored in local communities. Funds of between £1,000 and £40,000 are available for projects that promote and support the conditions for good mental health and wellbeing across Perth and Kinross. Deadline: Ongoing Perth and Kinross Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund (
The Betty Ross Trust Charitable institutions, societies, foundations or funds can apply for funding if the primary purpose of the project is aiding those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability or other disadvantage in the Perthshire area. Deadline: Ongoing The Betty Ross Trust - Funding Scotland
December 2021
Culture and Business Fund Scotland Match funding of between £1,000 and £40,000 is intended to contribute towards the arts or heritage organisation's pro-ject. Arts and heritage activities may include purchasing equipment or staffing resource, in a manner which will enable the realisation of the cultural activity. Deadline: Ongoing
Co-operative and Community Finance Financial aid is available for the support of the development of cooperatives or employee-owned businesses and social enterprises in the UK for general business needs, including loans on property, business purchase, capital equipment and working capital. Loans from £10,000 to £75,000 are normally available. Deadline: Ongoing
Social Entrepreneurs Fund –Start It Up to £10,000 of seed funding grants and support are available to inspirational leaders and early stage social enterpris-es in the UK to establish their own non-profit ventures with the potential to provide solutions to intractable social prob-lems faced by disadvantaged and socially marginalised young people.. Deadline: Ongoing
Shackleton Foundation Leadership Award Up to £5,000 of start-up funding for individuals with a business idea that addresses a social, environmental, and/or com-munity issue. You can apply for Start it if you have an idea for a social enterprise but need some funding to get it up and running. The idea should be new, not a continuation of something already existing. Deadline: Ongoing
IBB Trust This trust supports a range of charitable organisations which provide assistance to individuals suffering from physical and mental illnesses. Deadline: Ongoing I B B Trust - Funding Scotland
Annie Ramsay Mclean Trust For The Elderly Funding available for projects that assist elderly persons suffering from handicap, disablement or infirmity, whether physical or mental in Tayside and Fife. Deadline: Ongoing Annie Ramsay Mclean Trust For The Elderly - Funding Scotland
George Mclean Trust The fund gives small grants to organisations including those supporting people with disabilities or health problems. It mostly funds in Dundee and the North East. Deadline: Ongoing George Mclean Trust - Funding Scotland
Leng Charitable Trust Funding available for local organisations in Tayside that work in the social and welfare areas, assisting people strug-gling to cope with day-to-day living or suffering from disability. Deadline: Ongoing Leng Charitable Trust - Funding Scotland
December 2021
Matthew Good Foundation - Grants for Good Fund
Grants are available for local community groups, charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises in the UK for pro-jects that have a positive impact on communities, people, or the environment. Every three months, the Grants for Good Fund will divide £10,000 between five shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people, or the environment.
Deadline: Ongoing
Social Investment Scotland All Purpose Loan Fund
Loan support to not-for-profit social economy organisations throughout Scotland that are unable to raise funding, either in total or in part, from normal commercial sources such as banks; have a clear social purpose that will make a real difference to the communities in which they operate; and can demonstrate long-lasting social impacts. SIS will normally lend amounts starting from £10,000 up to £2 million.
Deadline: Ongoing
Robertson Trust
Grants up to £750,000 are available to support charitable projects that address the Trust's three funding strands:
• Financial wellbeing - tackling the financial and material effects of poverty on people and communities.
• Emotional wellbeing and relationships - ensuring people have emotional wellbeing, and confidence and strength in their relationships with others.
• Education and work pathways - equipping people for the future by supporting learning and skills.
The Trust has four main grants -Small Grants - funding of between £2,000 and £15,000 Large Grants - funding of between £15,000 and £50,000 - Community Vehicle Grants - funding of £1,000 to £10,000 towards the costs or up-grade of a vehicle and Community Building Grants - funding of £2,000 to £75,000 towards 'community hubs' where the charity's work is based
Deadline: Ongoing
Robertson Trust - Wee Grants
Grants of £300 to £2,000 are available for up to one year. Grants can be used for capital or revenue costs. If funding is for a specific project, the total project costs must be less than £25,000. Applications are accepted from registered charities and constituted community groups supporting people in Scotland who are experiencing (or are at risk of experiencing) poverty and/or trauma.
Deadline: Ongoing
Scotmid Co-op Community Grants
Grants of up to £500 are available to local voluntary and community groups and charities for projects that support local communities served by Scotmid stores.
Deadline: Ongoing
December 2021
Tesco Community Grants
A grant of up to £1500 is available for charities and community organisations supporting local good causes. Groups with a focus on improving access to food and supporting children and young people will be prioritised. Every three months, three local good causes are selected to be in the blue token customer vote in Tesco stores throughout the UK.
Deadline: Ongoing
Blackford Community Fund
A grant of up to £1500 is available to support community groups and charities working in and benefitting people in the Blackford Community Council area. Applications that will benefit older residents of the community are particularly welcome.
Deadline: 31st March 2022 Blackford Community Fund | Foundation Scotland
RWE Lochelbank Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund
A grant between £250 - £2500 is available to community projects benefiting those living in the Glenfarg or Earn Community Council areas. Grants may support a wide range of costs, e.g., the costs of equipment, staff or sessional workers, consulta-tions, running costs for local groups, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities
Deadline: 2022 date TBC RWE Lochelbank Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund | Foundation Scotland
Investing in Communities Fund
The fund aims to support community anchor organisations to deliver projects that support the following priority themes: tackling poverty and inequality; sustaining place-based approaches; community-led regeneration; ensuring a just transition to net zero.
Deadline: Fund opens Spring 2022 Community empowerment: Empowering Communities Programme - (
Auchterarder & District Community Trust
Funds available for charities and community organisations within the Auchterarder & District Area (Auchterarder, Aberuth-ven and Glendevon) for projects that provide a direct benefit to the local area.
Deadline: Ongoing Home (
SSE - Drumderg Wind Farm Community Fund
Funding available for community and charitable projects in the community council areas of Mount Blair (most of Strathardle and Glenshee) and Alyth. The fund generally supports projects which: promote community spirit and bring people together; enhance quality of life and promote people's well-being; and foster vibrant, sustainable communities.
Deadline: Ongoing SSE - Drumderg Wind Farm Community Fund - Funding Scotland
Kinross-shire Fund
The Kinross-shire Fund raises money for distribution to community organisations and groups who work to support the vi-sion – ‘Making Kinross-shire a great place to live’. The Kinross-shire Fund has made over 50 awards to groups ranging from pre-school and elderly groups to gardening and sports clubs. Grant Size: £500 to £2,000.
Deadline: 7 February 2022 Foundation Scotland - Kinross-shire Fund - Funding Scotland
December 2021
NHS Tayside - Community Innovation Fund
Funding between £500-£25,000 available to communities for projects that enhance their environments, promote community spirit and inspire pride in neighbourhoods.
Deadline: Ongoing NHS Tayside - Community Innovation Fund - Funding Scotland
SSE - Griffin and Calliachar Community Fund
Funding available to community and charitable projects in the community council areas of Aberfeldy, Dull & Weem, Dunkeld & Birnam, Kenmore & District and Mid Atholl, Strathtay & Grandtully. Grants are available to support pro-jects which: enhance the quality of life for local residents; contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities; and promote community spirit and encourage community activity.
Deadline: 31 January 2022 SSE - Griffin and Calliachar Community Fund - Funding Scotland
3DPD Eco Fund
Grants up to £2,000 are available to support local organisations that are delivering green projects and environment-friendly initiatives.
Deadline: Ongoing
Volunteering Matters Action Earth - Scotland
Grants up to £500 are available for local volunteer groups in Scotland to take action and improve their local envi-ronment through volunteering activities.
Deadline: Ongoing SPA Community Benefit Fund
Funding is available from the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) for local community organisations outwith the Perth City area trying to make their organisation more sustainable. Lintel Trust, who are managing the fund, can also help you to gain match funding should your application be successful. Deadline: 18th January 2022 - Contact for more information.
Action Earth
Grants between £50-£250 available to help communities respond to climate change.
Deadline: Ongoing Action Earth - Volunteer in Scotland (
December 2021
Peter Harrison Foundation - Opportunities through Sport Programme
Grants up to £25,000 are available to small charities or community groups in Scotland for work addressing sport, health, culture, animal welfare, or recreational facilities.
Deadline: Ongoing
Weir Charitable Trust
Grants are available to charities registered in the UK that are running sports projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and develop personal and life skills.
Deadline: 25th February 2022
Boost Charitable Trust
Small grants are available to charities and non-profit making organisations with a focus on helping disabled and disad-vantaged individuals in the UK to participate in sport.
Deadline: Ongoing
Perth & Kinross Sports Council
A range of grants to promote interest and participation in sport throughout Perth and Kinross are available including start up grants, development grants, equipment grants, and personal development grants.
Funding is available for:
• New club start up costs
• Equipment
• Running/hosting an event
Priority will be given to applications that enhance opportunities for children and young people within Perth and Kinross.
Deadline: Ongoing
Live Active Leisure - Community Sport Development Grant
A grant designed to support clubs, groups and organisations to develop their people for the benefit of community sport. This includes coaches, officials and club volunteers.
Deadline: Ongoing
Sport for Change Grants
Up to £1,000 funding available for sport-related organisations to start, or continue projects, that enable an inclusive and welcoming environment for all along with wider social outcomes. The aim of the grant is to address inequalities that prevent local people accessing quality sport and physical activity opportunities.
Deadline: 31st January 2022 Sport for Change Grants | Sports Development (
December 2021
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Youth Fund
Grants up to £90,000 are available for organisations whose main purpose is working with and for young peo-ple (aged 14-25) who face complex transitions to adulthood.
Deadline: Ongoing
National Lottery Community Fund - Young Start Fund
Grants up to £100,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations for work that helps young people (aged 8 to 24) to become more confident and play an active part in realising their potential.
Deadline: Ongoing
Foundation Scotland - Mary Janet King Fund
Grants up to £5,000 to support community groups working with young people in music in Scotland.
Deadline: Ongoing
Dulverton Trust
Grants up to £35,000 are available to UK registered charities working to produce significant impact in the Trust's priority areas: youth opportunities, general welfare, conservation, heritage, Africa (Kenya and Ugan-da), and peace and humanitarian support
Deadline: Ongoing
Cairngorms National Park Authority - Outdoor Learning Travel Grant
Maximum of £200 funding for schools, voluntary and community groups making educational visits to the Cairngorms National Park.
Deadline: Ongoing Cairngorms National Park Authority - Outdoor Learning Travel Grant - Funding Scotland
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park - Education Travel Grant
A grant of up to £200 for groups’ transport costs to and from their school or group meeting place to the Na-tional Park and the costs of accessing Inchcailloch for outdoor learning activities.
Deadline: Ongoing Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park - Education Travel Grant - Funding Scotland
December 2021
Garfield Weston Foundation
Grants up to £100,000 are available to charitable organisations in the UK for a wide range of projects in the are-as of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health, and museums and heritage.
Deadline: Ongoing
Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust
Grants for registered equine charities or charities/hospices supporting older people.
Deadline: 25th February 2022
Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme Grants up to £10,000 are available to smaller charities registered and operating in the UK for projects that will make a significant impact on their work
Deadline: Ongoing
Hedley Foundation Grants up to £5,000 are available to smaller charities operating across the spectrum of social need.
Deadline: Ongoing
Henry Smith Charity - Main Grants - Strengthening Communities Grants up to £60,000 are available to sup-port the running costs of small community-based organisations working in the most deprived areas of the UK to help people to make positive changes in their lives.
Deadline: Ongoing
MacRobert Trust Grants between £1,000 to £50,000 are available for UK registered charities with a preference for organisations based in Scotland which have projects that address the themes and sub-themes as set out by The MacRobert Trust.
Deadline: Various
Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust
Supports a wide range of charitable activities, funding projects relating to music and arts, disabled and ill health, community projects, young people's sport and education.
Deadline: Ongoing
December 2021
Gannochy Trust The Gannochy Trust offers a wide range of funding opportunities across the Perth and Kinross area. They have recently updat-ed their funding strategy. To learn more and find opportunities relevant to your project or organisation please visit their website: Deadline: 18th February 2022 B&Q Community Reuse Scheme/In Kind Direct Both of these schemes donate products for re-use by schools and community groups. For information on B&Q’s scheme, visit your local store. In Kind re-distribute all sorts of goods donated by other retailers for a small handling fee. Visit their website for more information: Walter Craig Charitable Trust Provides grants between £500-£5000 for projects that support the public benefit and general welfare of the residents of the Tayside area. Deadline: Ongoing Walter Craig Charitable Trust - Funding Scotland Guildry Incorporation of Perth This fund provides support for its members and deserving local causes carrying out a range of charitable work in the Perth ar-ea and Guildtown. Deadline: Ongoing Guildry Incorporation of Perth - Funding Scotland Forteviot Charitable Trust The trust supports a wide range of charitable activities in and around the City of Perth which the Trustees feel are beneficial to the City of Perth. Deadline: Ongoing Forteviot Charitable Trust - Funding Scotland Arthur & Margaret Thompson's Charitable Trust Funds available for charitable institutions, societies and/or indigent persons connected with the town or burgh of Kinross and the parish of Orwell who apply for charitable, beneficial or public purposes. Deadline: Ongoing Arthur & Margaret Thompson's Charitable Trust - Funding Scotland
December 2021
PK Grants Direct Perth and Kinross Grants Direct is the local one-stop-shop providing information, advice and support to find and apply for funding. You can phone on 0345 605 2000 or email
Visit the website for more information:
Funding Scotland Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using this free online search engine. From small grants to funding for big capital projects, it can help you track down the funding you need to make a difference in your community.
Visit to find out what is available to you.
Foundation Scotland Foundation Scotland offers a diverse range of funding programmes for organisations working to benefit a range of communities across Scotland. Some of these programme are Scotland wide and some are restricted to particular sectors and/or geogra-phies. Each programme has its own criteria and/or outcomes. Foundation Scotland dis-tribute the funds on behalf of companies, individuals and charitable trusts and are also a leading provider of community benefit funds in Scotland.
Perth and Kinross Association of Voluntary Service (PKAVS) PKAVS offer support through their Community Toolkit, funding Tool and guide to Gener-ating Income. Visit for more information.
OSCR Groups which are not recognised charities can apply for charitable status through OSCR. Visit for information, or speak to your local community and de-velopment worker.
AdditionalFW: Stronger Communities Update - 18th November 2021