Details of local funding and training opportunities will also be posted on the News & Events feeds of the Local Areas.
Looking for funding?
It can be tricky finding funding for your community group or organisation but there’s lot of support available in Aberdeenshire to help you access funding opportunities.
Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action and the Rural Area Partnerships can help community groups and organisations, social enterprises and other bodies to identify and access funding opportunities.
AVA can help you navigate Grantfinder (a comprehensive database of funders from across the UK and Europe) – you can find out more on how AVA can help you access Grantfinder at http://www.avashire.org.uk/funding.html
Funding Scotland’s free online search engine can help you find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise http://www.fundingscotland.com/
The VCSE Strength Checker is a free online tool, produced by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund, designed to help voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to improve and develop their resilience. The Checker will provide the organisation with a personalised report highlighting their key strengths and areas for improvement and signpost organisations to other sources of support – http://vcsestrengthchecker.org.uk/
Vodafone UK are calling all community hubs, rural pubs and village halls to apply to their 3G mobile Community Indoor Sure Signal (CISS) programme. This scheme will enable up to 100 rural community hubs, from [...]
The Airport Community Fund makes donations to community projects local to the airport which are linked to education and youth development, the environment, and employment/skills development. Please note that the next deadline for applications is [...]
The Carer Information Strategy has funds available to support initiatives across the Grampian region to improve outcomes for carers. Applications to this funding stream are open to third sector organisations, community and voluntary groups, and [...]
The 2015-2020 LEADER funding programme launched in October 2015. The £5million programme, funded by the Scottish Government and EU, is available to support community-led projects and other development activities across Aberdeenshire.
Funding is allocated by an independent Local Action Group (LAG) comprised of representatives from businesses, public sector and third sector organisations.
The North Aberdeenshire programme will allocate £3.3m of the funding to projects in Banff and Buchan, Buchan and Formartine – to find out more visit www.nalag.org.uk
The South Aberdeenshire programme will allocate £2.8m of the funding to projects in Garioch, Marr and Kincardine and Mearns – to find out more visit www.salag.org.uk
Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Integrated Care Fund
The Scottish Government have provided Health and Social Care Partnerships with short-term funding to support the integration of Health and Social Care services across Scotland. Organisations can apply to the Integrated Care Fund for funding to support initiatives that focus on prevention, early intervention and care and support for older people or those with long-term health conditions. For more information and a copy of the application form visit:
CashBack for Communities is a Scottish Government programme which takes funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invests them into free activities and programmes for young people across Scotland. Since 2008, £75million has been recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act and committed to the CashBack programme.
The Coastal Communities Fund aims to encourage the economic development of coastal communities by awarding funds to create sustainable economic growth and jobs. Since 2012 £119 million has been allocated to 218 organisations.
The Coastal Communities Fund has been extended until 2020/21, with another £90million in funding available from 2017/18.