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To enable people in Glasgow to challenge the existing attitudes, behaviour and assumptions which contribute to bigotry, sectarianism and division within society.

Grants are awarded to projects which work towards reducing religious, social and cultural barriers by raising awareness of how language and actions contribute towards sectarianism and bigotry.

Successful projects will also bring people from different backgrounds together to work towards a common goal and contribute to cross faith and inter-cultural understanding.

  • Maximum grant for an individual is £5000
  • Maximum grant for an organisation or group is £10000
  • Projects will last a maximum of 1 year



This programme is run by the Big Lottery Fund to distribute money from dormant bank accounts. It aims to create opportunities for children and young people aged 8 - 24 to help realise their potential.

Young Start is open to open to third sector organisations including voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises, housing associations, sports organisations, co-operatives and charities. Organisations can apply for a grant of between £10,000 and £50,000 for up to 2 years.

Examples of Youth Scotland member groups and partner Associations that have been successful in receiving Young Start funding so far include the Citadel Youth Centre in Edinburgh and Youth Highland, who received funding to develop a new phase of their successful peer education Participation Project. 


PEOPLE’S POSTCODE TRUST - Small Grants Programme

This programme exists to try to make the world a better place through short-term, project specific funding.

The Small grants Programme provides funding for projects of up to six months in length, ranging from £500 up to £10,000 to registered charities, community and voluntary groups, community interest companies and other not-for-profit organisations.

There are four funding rounds per year – find the 2013 dates at the site above.

EXPRESS GRANTS - Scottish Community Foundation

Express Grants up to £2000 can help meet a wide range of costs, including general running costs such as rent or staff salaries; activities and events; equipment or materials; marketing and awareness-raising initiatives and training.


Cash 4 Clubs was set up to facilitate fundraising for community sports clubs throughout the country. Cash 4 Clubs offers all sports clubs in the UK the chance to win grants ranging from £250 to £1000. Applications can be submitted at any time.

For more funding opportunities please see the Youth Scotland website.


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