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This area provides Funding†information for Public Health initiatives and projects across Grampian.
If you have any information you would like to provide or further ideas for this area, please contact the HI-Net team or email

Health Improvement Fund (HIF)
The Health Improvement Fund†has been allocated to the Aberdeen City's Community Health Partnership (CHP) to oversee and disburse.† Information on the fund, HIF steering group and fund application details are available on the linked pages.

Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO) Funding Database

The Database provides up-to-date information on all sources of funding both locally and nationally and provides an invaluable tool for community and voluntary organisations in Grampian who are looking for grant funding.

The database provides detailed information on types of project funded, deadlines for submissions, links to application forms and pen portraits of projects already funded. Already there are over 140 different funders listed, all of whom give specifically to the Grampian area.

ACVO provides dedicated one to one funding support and advice through their Funding Officer, Alison Chandler who†can be contacted on (01224) 686054.

Funding Opportunities

Public Health: Partial funding support for qualifications

A limited amount of funding has been made available in recent years, to support a competitive process through which individuals can seek partial funding (up to 50%) when seeking to undertake a formal qualification.† Applications are assessed and approved by a small panel, which is a subgroup of the Public Health Learning and Development Group.†

Lloyds TSB Foundation

The Foundation has an ongoing commitment to investing in the Scottish community and like to support charities which enable people to play a fuller role in the community.† They are keen to encourage a wide range of local charities to come and discuss their projects and make an application to the Foundation.

Further information from Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland website

Voluntary Action Fund

VAF is preparing to launch the next round of the Volunteering Scotland Grant Scheme†providing up to 3 year funding for volunteering projects involving harder to reach volunteers.

Funds are available to:

  • Empower people to take an active part in their communities
  • Reduce barriers to volunteering and participation
  • Build the skills, talents and confidence of volunteers and their host communities

Further information from Voluntary Action Fund website.

BIG Lottery Fund

BIG Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out half the money for good causes raised by the National Lottery, giving us a budget of about £630 million a year. We are committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need. You can find out about applying for funding, managing grants and information on projects funded.

Further information from BIG Lottery Fund website.†

HBOS Foundation - Community Action Programme

The Community Action programme provides grants of up to £20,000 to support a diverse range of local activities. The programme which is available in those communities where the HBOS bank operates, is open to registered charities†and has two key themes:†

  • Money advice and financial literacy
  • developing and improving local communities.

Applications can be made at any time.

Further†information from†HBOS Foundation website.

The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust

The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust was constituted in 1999 and is a registered charity (number 1077005.)

The Trust aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK through its work with arts, environmental and social welfare organisations.

Led by businessman and philanthropist Peter De Haan, the Trust operates under a venture philanthropy model, working closely with the organisations it supports financially and organisationally to increase their capacity and impact.

Since 1999 The Trust has donated £18,963,000 to the benefit of over 520 organisations. Currently The Trust is targeting a significant proportion of its resources towards IdeasTap, the UK's leading online hub for emerging creative people, UK wildlife trusts and community projects surrounding its South London offices.

The Trust will not exist in perpetuity, as the founding Trustees planned for its reserves to be gradually spent over a 20 year period from its date of constitution.

Further information from†Peter De Haan Charitable Trust website.

Self Management Fund

The Self Management Fund ran from 2009/10 - 2010/11 during which it invested £4m and supported 81 projects across Scotland.† It is not currently open for new applications although LTCAS is working with the Scottish Government to try to secure further investment.

Further information from LTCAS website.

Support for Schools to Become Eco Friendly

Eco-Schools is an international initiative designed to encourage whole-school action for the environment. It is an environmental management tool, learning resource and recognised award scheme.

We now have over 3,700 schools registered with the Eco-Schools programme in Scotland, which includes over 98% of Scotland's local authority schools, as well as independent and early years establishments. Over 40% of our local authority schools - as well as many more independent and early years providers - have attained the highest award level: the Green Flag.

Further information from†Support for Schools website.

The Lintel Trust

The Lintel Trust's revised Grants Programme comprises small funds for Older People and Equalities, in addition to donor-advised grants for specific geographical areas/groups.† Eligible projects will have a housing, support or community theme.† Deadline: Trustees meet quarterly in March, June, September and December.

For more information, please visit:

Funding for Individual and Small Groups to Improve their Local Communities

Groups of individuals as well as small community and voluntary groups within the UK that want to improve their communities can apply for funding through the Wakeham Trust. The Trust are particularly interested in supporting:

  • Neighbourhood projects;
  • Community arts projects;
  • Projects involving community service by young people;
  • Projects set up by those who are socially excluded.
  • The Trust also support innovative projects to promote excellence in teaching (at any level, from primary schools to universities), though we never support individuals. To be eligible, applicants need to be registered charities or have access to a registered charity that will be willing to accept funds on their behalf.

Applications can be made at any time.

Further information from The Wakeham Trust website.

The People's Postcode Trust

The People's Postcode Trust is now accepting applications for funding in Scotland.

Through the Trust, funding of between £500 and £10,000 (£2,000 if not a registered charity) is available to small organisations and community groups operating in the areas of Community Development; Poverty Prevention; Advancement of Health; Public Sports; Human Rights; and Environmental Protection. The application process for projects under £2,000 will now be a rolling monthly decision process.

For more details visit

The Gregg's Foundation

The Greggs Foundation operates a regional grants programme to support charitable organisations through the provision of small grants of up to £2,000.

The Foundation prioritises the following areas for funding: people with caring responsibilities; people with disabilities; homeless people and older people. The regional grants programme is administered by committees of volunteers from their shops, bakeries and offices, who use their knowledge of the local area to make small grants to local organisations. The committees can also provide freshly produced Greggs products for community events and activities.

For more information and application guidelines please visit