With only FOUR DAYS until Falkirk Funders Fayre 2020, it’s the last of our weekly spotlights – and after adding quite a few new exhibitors, we have 6 of them:
- Corra Foundation
- Forth Giving (formerly Sons of the Rock)
- Falkirk Business Gateway
- Social Investment Scotland
- Burnhead Moss Education Training Fund
- Asda Foundation
We start with Corra Foundation, who announced yesterday that they are launching multi-year, unrestricted funding as part of a bold new 10 year strategy, which includes a new approach to Henry Duncan Grants, the £1 million a year programme that support grassroots charities in Scotland.
Corra Foundation exists to make a difference to the lives of people and communities. It works with others to encourage positive change, opportunity, fairness and growth of aspirations which improve quality of life. Corra wants to see a society in which people create positive change and enjoy fulfilling lives.
As part of the new strategy, Henry Duncan Grants is changing to offer grants of up to 5 years, with mainly unrestricted funding, and offering simpler processes.
Corra’s strategy centres on strengthening and amplifying people’s voices and power to make change. Reflecting this, the strategy was developed with input from charities who said they wanted funding that comes with trust and time.
Over the coming decade, Corra believes the power to create change rests with people themselves. Corra’s role is to ensure that people with ideas for radical change are supported, skilled, connected and confident, playing its part in long-term change on issues like equality, social action, wellbeing and rights.
For further information on Corra, their new, ambitious strategy and the changes to Henry Duncan Grants, visit their website, or book your FREE place at Falkirk Funders Fayre to speak with them on the day!
Forth Giving (formerly Sons of the Rock)
Another of event regulars, Forth Giving have been attending Falkirk Funders Fayre for years. Through their funding to constituted groups, they give vital financial help to vulnerable individuals and community groups who are facing challenging circumstances.
After over 200 years as the Sons of the Rock Society, they’ve recently rebranded to highlight the support they provide across the Forth Valley area, not just what can be seen from the eponymous Stirling Castle rock.
For further information on Forth Giving and their new guise, book your FREE place at Falkirk Funders Fayre to speak with them on the day!
Falkirk Business Gateway
Business Gateway is well-known for the practical help and guidance to start-ups and growing businesses, including social enterprise.
In addition to the various funding opportunities they have available, they also offer support and signposting across a wide range of areas (including digital business and Human Resources), the local department also provides access to the Falkirk Business Panel, and have launched the Falkirk Business Clinics to provide access to specialist advice and local professional experts.
The Falkirk branch regularly works closely with our Development Officer for Social Enterprise (who will also be at the event), highlighting the importance of partnership when it comes to supporting our local social enterprises to grow.
Social Investment Scotland
Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is a charity and social enterprise that provides loans to other charities, social enterprises and community groups across Scotland.
A recent addition to the Falkirk Funders Fayre regulars, SIS offers social loan funding and business support to those looking to make a positive impact on people’s lives, society or the environment.
Their aim is to support organisations create greater, more sustainable social impact in the communities that they serve. Since they started in 2001, they have invested £70 million in over 350 organisations across Scotland!
They also produce a weekly newsletter focusing on all things social business.
Burnhead Moss Education & Training Fund
Part of Foundation Support, the Burnhead Moss Education & Training (BMET) was set up as a charitable fund to help residents living within the community council boundaries of Avonbridge, Standburn, Slamannan, Limerigg and Blackridge.
The training fund was launched in 2016 and should be available for the operating lifetime of the wind farm, which is expected to be 20 – 25 years.
£26,000 is available per year, supporting local people with vocational education and training opportunities, using local training facilities and contributing to creating job opportunities in the local area, with the level of grant depending on the kind of course being studied.
Individuals aged 16 years old or over, living in the areas mentioned above, and participating in an education or training course to develop their skills and employability, are eligible to apply. The course may be long term (a year or more) or shorter (one day or even less, or taught over a period of weeks or months).
Our newest and final booking for the year, the Asda Foundation team provides funding for projects from constituted groups and charities across different categories: Better Communities, Active Lives, Leading Healthier Lives, Seasonal Celebrations and Festivals.
Their focus is on supporting small, local activities that directly involve Asda’s customers, with a mission to transform communities and improve lives throughout the UK.
The Asda Foundation also supports small grassroots organisations in a number of ways throughout the year, across a range of projects, through the work of Asda’s local Community Champions instore.
Falkirk Funders Fayre 2020 takes place on Tuesday 10th March 10am – 2pm at the Bowhouse Community Centre, Bowhouse Road, Grangemouth, FK3 0EU. Tickets are FREE, and can be booked through Eventbrite.
Alternatively, contact CVS Falkirk by phone: 01324 692000, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for tuning in to our exhibitor spotlight features this year – we hope you’ve found them useful, and we’ll see you all next Tuesday!