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We hope that our round-up of funding opportunities is of use to you. If you are aware of any further opportunities relevant to the Central Scotland Green Network, please let us know.

CSGN Development Fund

The next phase of the CSGN Development Fund (CSGN DF) is now open for new applications. The £500,000 funding for 2015/16 is provided from Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) and managed by Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT). Projects can start from 1 April 2015 and must be completed and claims submitted by 29 February 2016. The deadline for submission of outline proposals is 5.00pm on Wednesday 26 November 2014. More 

RHS Community Grants Fund

The Royal Horticultural Society's community small grants is the second round of a £100,000 programme of community support by the RHS for Scottish projects (over three years) The fund aims to support communities who wish to start or develop gardening projects within their local community. Projects should have a strong horticultural focus and encourage people to learn new skills in gardening, develop volunteering opportunities and involve a wide range of people. There are two levels of funding available: Start-up Grants and Main Grants. Deadline for applications is 5 pm, Monday 8 December 2014. More 

Grow Wild

Grow Wild is led by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and supported by the Big Lottery Fund. It is awarding funding of £1,000 to £4,000 to community groups that want to bring people together to transform a communal space by sowing and growing UK native plants. Deadline 2 December 2014. More

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Heritage Lottery Fund heritage grants over £2 million and under £5 million

Funding is available for projects that relate to the national, regional or local heritage of the UK. HLF welcome applications from single not for profit organisations and partnerships led by the not for profit sector. The next closing date for applications is 11 December 2014. More

The Post Code Lottery's Small Grants Programme

The programme provides funding for projects of up to twelve months in length, ranging from £500 up to £20,000 to registered charities, community and voluntary groups, community interest companies and other not-for-profit organisations. Closing date 7 November. More 

Climate Challenge Fund and Junior Climate Challenge Fund

Climate Challenge Fund grants up to £150,000 are available per project for community groups to run one year projects that plan to commence activities in April 2015. Junior Climate Challenge Fund grants are available in both 2014 and 2015 for projects led by young people aged 21 or under. More

CSV Action Earth Grants 2014

CSV Action Earth is running two grant schemes which are looking to increase numbers of volunteers on locally based environmental projects. The CSV Action Earth Awards offer grants of £250 for projects who are providing or improving habitats for wildlife, enhancing local nature spots and getting communities volunteering together. The CSV Local Nature Reserve Awards offers grants of up to £500 exclusively for projects taking place on Local Nature Reserves (LNR). Grants will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. More

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

The Trust is a medium-sized grant making foundation giving grants to small, well-established organisations in the UK who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities. Currently the Trustees concentrate on projects addressing rural issues and urban deprivation. Within these overarching themes, they are interested in three areas: community support, disability and healthcare, arts, education and heritage. More 

Voluntary Action Fund

The Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) has announced a further one off round of their small community grant programme. Community groups and voluntary organisations can apply for up to £1,000 if their annual income is under £25,000. The grant is aimed at Scotland's small and often volunteer-led groups that make a vital difference to their communities. VAF is also particularly keen to fund activities that will help build and develop strong organisations, for example; training for committee members and volunteers; visits to other organisations and conferences or professional support and consultancy. Applications for the Community Grant Programme should be received by email by 14 November 2014. More 

Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund (Scotland)

The Fund has been established to provide funding to 'capital projects which create or improve places in local communities where people can go to get active'. Grants between £10,000 and £100,000 are available for a very wide range of community-led projects such as new bike or skate parks, outdoor adventure facilities, walking routes, or new projects within school estates. Final application deadline is 1 February 2015. More

Big Lottery Awards for All

Awards for All Scotland offers smaller groups the opportunity to access funding.  Grants of between £500 and £10,000 will be given to projects that aim to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. The fund is applicable to projects which involve bringing local people together, helping people learn, improving local spaces and getting people more active. More