Rosemount Lifelong Learning

Grants for improving lives

Rosemount Lifelong Learning

Grants from £10,001 to £200,000 to help people facing challenging circumstances

We remain open to all applications that meet our criteria.

But we are also keen to support applications to help you respond to the impact of COVID-19.

Area
Scotland
Suitable for
Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
Funding size
£10001 to £200000
Application deadline

Ongoing

What's it all about?

We remain open to all applications that meet our criteria. But we are also keen to support applications to help you respond to the impact of COVID-19.

Find out how to apply for your COVID-19 response here. This includes our full COVID-19 priorities, and details of our shortened application form for COVID-19 responses.

We are also reviewing how we can expand our criteria for Improving Lives to help support recovery from COVID-19. Any changes will be made by the end of 2020. You can read more about these plans on our blog.

Details on our usual priorities and how to apply follow.

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.

As of 1 October 2020 we shortened our process for Improving Lives, so you only need to complete a single application form. The maximum grant size is now £200,000, and the maximum grant length is three years.

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

Read our blog posts about this funding

Check if you’re eligible

What types of activity will we fund?

We remain open to all applications that meet our criteria. But we are also keen to support applications to help you respond to the impact of COVID-19.

Find out how to apply for your COVID-19 response here. This includes our full COVID-19 priorities, and details of our shortened application form for COVID-19 responses.

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. Funding is available up to £200,000.

Your applications may have a better chance if you 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.

The National Lottery Community Fund is a Living Wage Friendly Funder. This means that we encourage our applicants to pay their staff the UK Living Wage.

Visit the Living Wage Foundation to find out more about the Living Wage.

How do you apply?

We remain open to all applications that meet our criteria. But we are also keen to support applications to help you respond to the impact of COVID-19.

Find out how to apply for your COVID-19 response here. This includes our full COVID-19 priorities, and details of our shortened application form for COVID-19 responses. We will try to respond to such applications as quickly as possible.


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 form below.

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