Rosemount Lifelong Learning

Grants for improving lives

Rosemount Lifelong Learning

Grants from £10,001 to £500,000 to help people facing challenging circumstances

COVID-19 Response:

We remain open to all applications, but over the next six months we will prioritise applications that are COVID-19 related.

We will prioritise applications from organisations that will support people at high risk, will see an increased demand in this period, or that have high potential to support communities with the impact of COVID-19.

If you want to put in an application that is not related to COVID-19, you are welcome to do so. However, there is likely to be greater competition for our funding, and it may take longer to get a decision from us.

If you have already applied and are waiting for our decision we will get in touch to discuss the implications for your application.

Area
Scotland
Suitable for
Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
Funding size
£10001 to £500000
Total available
£500,000
Application deadline

Ongoing

What's it all about?

We remain open to all applications, but over the next six months we will prioritise applications that are COVID-19 related.

We will prioritise applications from organisations that will support people at high risk, will see an increased demand in this period, or that have high potential to support communities with the impact of COVID-19.


Many people experience challenges at some point in their lives. We want to support activity that helps them overcome these difficulties and become more resilient.

We want to fund activity that means people:

  • are better able to identify ways to take control over their lives and build resilience
  • are able to shape the activities and services they use to better meet their needs
  • have more access to support and opportunities to improve their lives.

For applications up to £150,000 you only need to fill in a single application form.

If you are applying for more than £150,000 there is a different form and a two stage process.

To discuss what you’re applying for, contact our Advice Team on advicescotland@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or 0141 846 0447.

Visit our FAQ page for answers to your most asked questions about this funding.

Read our blog posts about this grant

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What types of activity will we fund?

As part of our COVID-19 response we particularly want to support:

  • Organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19
  • Organisations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of COVID-19
  • Organisations with high potential to support communities with the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19

We may consider supporting your response to COVID-19 even if your work would not typically meet the funding criteria for these grants. We recommend getting in touch to discuss your idea if you feel this is the case.

If you want to put in an application that is not related to COVID-19, you are welcome to do so. However there is likely to be greater competition for our funding, and it may take longer to get a decision from us.

Our usual funding priorities are below

Our grants for improving lives will fund activity that:

  • supports children, young people and families currently experiencing challenging circumstances
  • supports people that have experienced abuse
  • tackles loss, isolation and loneliness
  • challenges discrimination and supports people affected by it.

We will consider activity which aims to prevent as well as respond to these issues.

We also want to fund work that is people-led, connected, and strengths-based. We call these our three approaches. Find out more about what that means in the three approaches section of our website.

Who can apply?

  • Most organisations are eligible to apply. We're keen to see applications from smaller organisations that we haven’t funded before.
  • Existing The National Lottery Community Fund grantholders can apply.
  • There are restrictions on how many improving lives grants you can hold at any one time – contact us for further information, or see the sample application forms.

What size and duration of funding is available?

You can apply for funding for up to three years and in exceptional circumstances we may consider applications up to five years to improve or continue existing services, or to develop new activity.

Funding is normally available up to £500,000. Larger requests should be discussed with our funding team however we are keen to spread our funding as best we can, so are much less likely to offer grants of more than £500,000 routinely.

All applications may have a better chance if they can demonstrate some level of match funding. We will mainly provide revenue funding, but can also consider some capital costs where they are related to the activity we are funding.

How do you apply?

The time it takes to get a decision from us may vary

Over the next six months we will prioritise applications that are COVID-19 related. We will also try to respond to such applications as quickly as possible.

If you would like to put in an application that is not related to COVID-19, you are still welcome to do so.

However, there is likely to be greater competition for our funding, and it may take us longer to get a decision from us.

If you’d like to apply for a grant, please contact one of our team on advicescotland@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or 0141 846 0447.

We’ll have an informal chat with you about the idea you need funding for, and can send you out an application form.

For more information on this funding you can access the sample application forms below.

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