Grant Opportunities

The Robertson Trust: Wee Grants (UK)

The Robertson Trust: Wee Grants (UK)


Deadline: Ongoing

The Robertson Trust is seeking applications for its Wee Grants.

New Call to support Income-Generating Initiatives (Select Countries). Deadline to apply: 15 Aug 2021

Micro-projects Grants to promote the Social Impact of Sport in Africa. Deadline to apply: 1 Sep 2021

This US-based Foundation will fund small organizations that provide social assistance all around the world. Deadline to apply: 30 Sep 2021

NGO Grants to promote and protect Child Rights. Deadline to apply: 15 Aug 2021

Funding for Projects promoting Youth Mental Health & Wellness (Select Countries). Deadline to apply: 11 Aug 2021

Support for Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Projects (Europe). Deadline to apply: 30 Nov 2021

Grants for Latin America in the areas of Education, Business, Tourism and Culture. Deadline to apply: 10 Sep 2021

3-year Pilot Grant-making Program to assist Small and New NGOs. Deadline to apply: 15 August 2021

An Opportunity for NGOs engaged in eradicating Child Labour, Forced Labour, and Human Trafficking. Deadline to apply: 15 August 2021

Grants for Researchers working in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences + Fully-funded to the US. Deadline to apply: 1 October 2021

Open Call for Young Leaders advancing SRHR. Deadline to apply: 15 July 2021

Human Rights Initiative for supporting Women ($20,000 Grants). Deadline to apply: 1 September 2021

Top Dutch Donors that fund internationally to improve livelihoods in communities

One-time Microgrant for NGO Projects that generate Social Impact. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

$15,000-$25,000 Funding for Women and Children living in Extreme Poverty. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

A constituted community group is a community group that has a constitution and charitable aims, but is not registered as a charity or registered with any other regulatory body.

They will fund work that helps to meet people’s immediate need, recognising that Covid-19 has sharpened this within communities who were already vulnerable to financial hardship and social upheaval.

However, they also aim to help develop solutions and better ways of working for the longer term. Therefore, their funding is also available to:

New Call to support Income-Generating Initiatives (Select Countries). Deadline to apply: 15 Aug 2021

Micro-projects Grants to promote the Social Impact of Sport in Africa. Deadline to apply: 1 Sep 2021

This US-based Foundation will fund small organizations that provide social assistance all around the world. Deadline to apply: 30 Sep 2021

NGO Grants to promote and protect Child Rights. Deadline to apply: 15 Aug 2021

Funding for Projects promoting Youth Mental Health & Wellness (Select Countries). Deadline to apply: 11 Aug 2021

Support for Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Projects (Europe). Deadline to apply: 30 Nov 2021

Grants for Latin America in the areas of Education, Business, Tourism and Culture. Deadline to apply: 10 Sep 2021

3-year Pilot Grant-making Program to assist Small and New NGOs. Deadline to apply: 15 August 2021

An Opportunity for NGOs engaged in eradicating Child Labour, Forced Labour, and Human Trafficking. Deadline to apply: 15 August 2021

Grants for Researchers working in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences + Fully-funded to the US. Deadline to apply: 1 October 2021

Open Call for Young Leaders advancing SRHR. Deadline to apply: 15 July 2021

Human Rights Initiative for supporting Women ($20,000 Grants). Deadline to apply: 1 September 2021

Top Dutch Donors that fund internationally to improve livelihoods in communities

One-time Microgrant for NGO Projects that generate Social Impact. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

$15,000-$25,000 Funding for Women and Children living in Extreme Poverty. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

build a better understanding of the causes, impacts and potential solutions to poverty and trauma.
provide early help to people, aimed at preventing or reducing negative experiences and outcomes due to poverty and/or trauma
improve the design and delivery of support services and systems for people facing poverty, trauma or both
try out new approaches as well as doing more of what works.
Work they’ll fund can be universal (aimed at a wide group of people or a whole community) or targeted (aimed at a specific group of people) – as long as it shows how it will meet the needs of people at risk of or experiencing poverty, trauma or both.

People affected by poverty and trauma

They are particularly interested in funding those who work with the following groups of people, who they know are more likely to experience poverty or trauma:

Where can NGOs look for Research Grants?

Q&A on ‘Individual fundraising, Donor Engagement, Strategy’

How NGOs can convert good project ideas into Successful Project Proposals

Questions Answered on Concept Note

5 Steps to Fundraising Success for Small and Grassroots NGOs

How to Write Proposals on Projects Addressing Climate Change

How to conduct Successful Donor Meetings?

How to Organize Nonprofit Fundraising Events?

Turn your Environmental Project Idea into a Reality with up to €10.000 Grants: Apply Now

How can Short Concept Notes attract Large Funding

How to Plan and Prepare the Budget for a USAID Project Proposal

The fundsforNGOs Guide for NGOs on Corporate Social Responsibility

Top Upcoming Grants for NGOs in 2021 (South Africa)

How to assess Your NGO using the USAID’s Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) Tool

Top Upcoming Grants for NGOs in 2021 (Uganda)

Certain family groups (larger families, single parents, those with care-experienced children)
Women
People with a disability
People from a BAME background
Asylum seekers and refugees
People experiencing severe and multiple disadvantage
People living in certain geographical locations (particularly remote and rural ones)
Older people
Young people under 25
Funding Information

For constituted community groups and registered charities working in Scotland, with a total annual income of under £25,000, that support people who are experiencing (or are at risk of experiencing) poverty, trauma or both
Funding of between £300 and £2,000 for one year only
Part or fully fund your work or project up to a maximum of £2,000
Fund the costs of a specific project where the total project costs are less than £25,000
Fund your day to day running costs, provided your annual income is less than £25,000
Who they fund?

Currently, their funding is aimed at constituted community groups and registered charities who are working to alleviate poverty and trauma in Scotland, and who have an annual income of under £2 million.
What they fund?

How NGOs can use Emotions to inspire donors to support their work

Training Video for NGOs on Exploring Partnerships, Developing Networking and Mobilising funding

Training Video: How NGOs can use Storytelling Techniques to raise funds?

Training Video: How NGOs can use Videos to influence Donors

How NGOs can search, identify and appoint Fundraising Consultants and Grant Writers?

Writing Proposals during Pandemic: A Training Video on Adapting Grant writing during the Coronavirus Pandemic

How NGOs can adopt Donor Prospect Research for Fundraising Success?

Training Video: How to take Lessons Learned from Previous Projects and adapt them for New Proposals

Training Video on Essential Financial Management Skills for NGOs
Training Video: How to Influence Donors through Your Proposals by Cheryl Hooper

Training Video: How to Influence Donors through Your Proposals by Cheryl Hooper

Training Video: Improving your Chances of Success Grant Writing Skills & Tips 2 – Concept Notes by Cheryl Hooper

Training Video: How to develop a Firm Financial Base: Effective Fundraising Planning for NGOs

Training Video: How to use Digital Channels effectively for Fundraising?

Training Video: How to Develop a Branding and Communication Strategy for Successful Fundraising?

They provide funding for organisations and initiatives that address:

Financial wellbeing: tackling the financial and material effects of poverty on people and communities
Emotional wellbeing and relationships: ensuring people have emotional wellbeing, and confidence and strength in their relationships with others
Educational and work pathways: equipping people for the future by supporting learning and skills
Who can’t apply?

Organisations who are already in receipt of funding from us, whether this is a Wee Grant or one of their other funds
Organisations who distribute funding to third parties, including to individuals in the form of grants or bursaries
Umbrella organisations, for example those who coordinate the activities of member organisations and don’t directly deliver activities.
They cannot accept applications from Community Interest Companies, Limited Companies and Community Benefit Societies which are not registered charities.
For more information, visit https://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/funding/wee-grants/

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