Wee grants for wee groups in Scotland
The Robertson Trust have launched a new pilot grant to help smaller charities and community groups who are doing good work in their communities that fits one of their funding strands:
- Care and Wellbeing – Improving the quality of life for those affected by physical and/or mental health issues and their carers
- Strengthening Communities – Increasing the ability and capacity of people and communities to create solutions which address local need
- Realising Potential – Developing confidence and resilience in young people, particularly those who face barriers to success
Wee Grants can be from £500-£2,000 and can fully fund or part fund your work. This can include your day to day running costs such as rent or utilities, project costs, sessional staff and items such as equipment or training materials.
You will need to be a constituted community group or small registered charity with an annual income of £100,000 or less to be able to apply for a Wee Grant.
You must have:
- a minimum of 3 members on your Board/Management Committee, at least two of whom are unconnected
- bank account in your organisation’s own name, with two unconnected people required to make withdrawals or payments
- recent annual accounts, showing your organisation’s income, expenditure and funds held.
If you are a community group you must also have a constitution which:
- is in your organisation’s own name
- has been signed, dated and adopted by your management committee
- meets the requirements outlined in the Trust’s document ‘What do we look for in a constitution?’
The following organisations are not eligible for funding:
- Organisations who are already in receipt of funding from The Robertson Trust
- Organisations which distribute funding to third parties
- Umbrella organisations which do not provide direct services
- Community interest companies, limited companies and community benefit societies
- Organisations with exclusive membership policies
The work must also be taking place in Scotland
Applications are ongoing on a rolling programme with the pilot likely to be running from June to December 2019.