Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity
Applications are now open for the Community Building Grants to support the work of charities with an annual income.
Who and what are Community Building Grants for?
- For registered charities working in Scotland, with an annual income of £25,000 to £2 million, that support people who are experiencing (or are at risk of experiencing) poverty or trauma, from a building which meets their definition of a community hub
- Capital funding of £2,000 to £75,000 towards the costs of community buildings
What type of work will you fund a building for?
With this capital funding, they want to support the physical development and/or improvement of buildings that will be used to host or deliver a range of work addressing the impacts of poverty and/or trauma under one or more of these themes:
- Financial wellbeing: addressing the financial and material effects of poverty on people and communities. They are interested in funding buildings that will be used for work which:
- helps people who are struggling with day to day costs
- creates access to advice, support and advocacy around welfare, debt, income maximisation; housing and employment advice and improving access to quality childcare.
- Emotional wellbeing and relationships: ensuring people have emotional wellbeing, and confidence and strength in their relationships with others. They are interested in funding buildings that will be used for work which:
- engages with families, supports parents/carers around child attachment and relationships, and their wider socio-economic and life circumstances
- supports individuals to address issues around mental health and wellbeing, including addressing their own experiences of trauma/ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and shame and stigma associated with poverty
- reduces involvement in risk-taking behaviours (e.g. violence, problem drug use, self-harm, abusive relationships, criminal behaviour)
- creates spaces for social interaction and connection to address isolation and loneliness
- builds community resilience to meet the challenges presented by poverty/trauma.
- Educational and work pathways: equipping people for the future through learning and skills pathways. They are interested in funding buildings that will be used for work which:
Who can’t apply?
- Charities who already hold capital funding from the Trust, excluding a Community Vehicle Grant. You can reapply once your current capital award has ended and you’ve sent them your End of Grant Report.
- Charities who unsuccessfully applied to their previous Open Grants programme (which closed in early 2020) within the past 12 months. You can reapply once 12 months from the date of your decline email has passed.
- Housing Associations and Arm’s Length External Organisations (ALEOs). These types of organisation are not currently eligible for funding from them.
For more information, visit https://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/funding/community-building-grants/