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Integrated Care Small Grants Fund

The Small Grants Fund aims to build the capacity of communities to deliver services which ensure people are able to look after and improve their own health and wellbeing and live in good health for longer.  Funding is available to support the delivery of projects across all adult services.

In particular we are looking for new and innovative projects that test new ways of working for your organisation, your community and/or Dundee. Funding is not, therefore, available to continue funding existing projects or staff posts. In particular we are looking for projects that adopt a co-productive way of working, i.e. involving stakeholders in the design, delivery and evaluation of projects.

There are two types of funding:

  • Level 1 – grants of up to £800
  • Level 2 – grants of between £800 and £7500

All funding should be spent within a year of the grant being awarded. Funding is not recurring.


Level 1 applications can be submitted at any time.

Level 2 applications are assessed by  a panel of  third sector / community representatives. 

The next Panel is on 6th June 2016.

Level 2 applications must be submitted by 16th May 2017,5pm


For information or support with your application contact or tel 01382 797358.


Completed forms should be returned via email to or sent to Brenda Douglas, Dundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee, DD1 1LL

Small-Grants-Guidelines 2017-18


Small Grants Level 1 Application


Latest Funding 

For help looking for funding please contact DVA staff on 01382 305731 or


Latest Funding News


Tesco Bags of Help grant funding

Only 1 application from the Dundee region for this round of Tesco Bags of Help grant funding. There are three up for grabs in the area. The deadline is 3rd March. So there’s a very good chance of receiving a grant if a project fits the criteria. There’s a link to the website below and details of a contact who can help complete applications with groups.

If groups can’t make the deadline, then there are other chances to apply.

In summary

  • Grants available for projects in local greenspaces and outdoor space (this includes parks, schools, sports areas, hospitals, residential greenspace etc) – for physical improvements to spaces, as well as activities and events, plus training or equipment to encourage people to get outdoors


  • Applications can be submitted at any time for between £2000 – £5000


  • No matchfunding requirements – grant can be all the money that’s needed or a contribution to a larger funding pot


  • Each month 3 projects will be shortlisted for the Aberdeen region and will go to public vote in local Tesco stores – with first place receiving up to £5K, second place £2K and third place £1K


We urgently need another 2 applications for the April round – and we would need applications to be submitted ideally by Friday 3 March!

But if groups aren’t able to meet this very tight deadline, then please encourage to apply when the time is right for them, as we need a ‘pipeline’ of at least 3 projects each month

More detail and application form on line here – you need to complete the Eligibility Checker to release the application form.

Rita Callander is our Community Enabler for your area – so please get in touch with her (07825678321) if you have any questions and she’s also on hand to help any groups with their applications.


People’s Health Trust- Active Communities

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. We’re looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, we mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages.

Find out more

Aspiring Communities

The Scottish Government’s new two year £18.9 million Aspiring Communities Fund is currently inviting applications for the first funding round.  This funding round closes on the 7th April 2017.  There are two stages that organisations should consider applying for, and we intend to run several funding rounds for both stages.  This challenge Fund is being delivered by Social Justice and Regeneration Division, with the Scottish Government as Lead Partner for the 2014-2020 European Social Fund (ESF) Programme.


Funding for a ‘Fairer Scotland’ Launched

The First Minister has today announced £29 million worth of funding for community and third sector projects to help support the Fairer Scotland Action Plan, published in October 2016.  £12 million of the funding comes from the European Social Fund.

The Scottish Government will direct £18.9 million into a new ‘Aspiring Communities Fund‘ which offers funding opportunities for third sector organisations and community projects working to find long lasting local solutions to poverty. The fund will open at the end of January 2017.
A further £9.7 million will be dedicated to the ‘Growing the Social Economy Programme‘ , which will enable third sector organisations to try new ideas and approaches by collaborating with research organisations or supporting people to improve their skills.
Full information about the funds can be found here.


Invitation to apply: £18,000 website grants
The Transform Foundation has opened applications for their 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme, which provides charities with £18,000 grants to fund the redevelopment of their website to meet best practice. Click here for more information and how you can apply.

BIG Lottery Fund

Awards for All 

Communities and Families Fund 

Forces In Mind

Heroes Return

Investing in Ideas

Our Place – Douglas

Awards for All – sports organisations

Sports organisations should contact sportscotland before applying to Awards for All. There are a few additional rules for sports so checking a request with sportscotland first can make a huge different.

Other Funding

Bauer Radio’s Cash for Kids Charities (Scotland), SC041421

MFR Cash for Kids- Radio Forths Cash for Kids- Radio Tays Cash for Kids- Northsound Cash for Kids- Radio Borders Cash for Kids.

Radio Tay Ltd
6 North Isla Street
Dundee DD3 7JQ

Wave102 Help for Kids, SC042369

c/o Findlay & Company
11 Dudhope Terrace