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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.

Funding Opportunities

Public Health: Partial funding support for qualifications

A limited amount of funding has been made available 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. For more information please visit Learning and Development 

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

Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) provides grants to, and works with voluntary organisations and community groups across Scotland.

Further information from Voluntary Action Fund website.

Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for distributing 40% of all funds raised for good causes (about 11 pence of every pound spent on a Lottery ticket) by the National Lottery. The funding supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities.

Further information from Big Lottery Fund website.

The Bank of Scotland Foundation

The Bank of Scotland Foundation is an independent charity supporting people and their local communities across Scotland. The Foundation receives an annual donation of £2m from Lloyds Banking Group to fund their Grants Programmes and Matched Giving Programme.

Further information from the Bank of Scotland Foundation website

The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust

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. The Trust is not open to unsolicited applications.

Further information from Peter De Haan Charitable Trust website.

Self Management IMPACT Fund

he Self Management IMPACT Fund is building upon the learning from the Self Management Fund and provides support to third sector organisations to develop their self management work over the period 2013/14 - 2015/16. The IMPACT Fund provides a unique opportunity for third sector organisations and partnerships to develop and strengthen new project ideas that support self management as well as building upon existing approaches.

Further information from The ALLIANCE website

The Lintel Trust

LintelTrust is an unendowed charitable trust that works with voluntary organisations and local communities throughout Scotland to help provide solutions for people in housing need.  LinetelTrust awards grants to community and voluntary organisations for housing –related projects

Further information from The LintelTrust website

Wakeham Trust

The Wakeham Trust provides grants to help people rebuild their communities. The Trust is particularly interested in neighbourhood projects, community arts projects, projects involving community service by young people, or projects set up by those who are socially excluded. The Trust also supports innovative projects to promote excellence in teaching (at any level, from primary schools to universities), though we never support individuals.

Further information from The Wakeham Trust website.

The People's Postcode Trust

People’s Postcode Trust is a charity registered in Scotland, No. SC040387 and is a company limited by guarantee (356549). It is a grant giving Trust, awarding funding to good causes that support a better world for people and planet. Their funding programmes include; Small Grants Programme and The Dream Fund.

Further information from The People's Postcode Trust website

The Greggs Foundation

Local Community Projects Funding is offered to organisations supporting people in need. Any not for profit organisation can apply, however, larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful.

For more information and application guidelines please visit The Greggs Foundation website