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TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.


The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that The Platinum Jubilee Fund will launch on Wednesday 17 November. The Fund will support 70 projects across the UK to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 70th (Platinum) Jubilee. Applications need to fit one or more of these areas of focus: Across Generations – Strengthening relationships between generations and creating a … Continue reading “Platinum Jubilee Fund: Opening 17 November 2021”

A new fund supporting community mental health and wellbeing will be delivered and managed by Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) in partnership with local integrated health authorities and other partners including Community Planning Partnerships and local authority mental health leads. The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund aims to support adult community-based initiatives to help address … Continue reading “Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund”


Community groups in rural areas can now apply for funding of up to £50,000, to trial new and innovative ways to address local challenges and benefit from local opportunities. The Rural Communities “Ideas into Action” Fund is supported by £1.5 million of Scottish Government funding and is delivered in partnership with Inspiring Scotland. Projects funded will contribute … Continue reading “New funding to support community-led local development in rural communities”


The CalMac Community Fund, managed by Foundation Scotland, was created to make a difference to the communities in which CalMac operates, by supporting local groups to tackle local needs. The fund operates across the following six areas: Lewis, Harris and Ullapool Uist and Barra Skye, Raasay, the Small Isles and Mallaig Oban and the Inner Hebrides … Continue reading “CalMac Community Fund: upcoming deadline”


Together for Our Planet, a new funding programme from The National Lottery Community Fund has opened to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change. The £2.5 million fund aims to build on COP26 to engage communities in the conference and inspire positive climate action. The programme can fund grants of £1,000 … Continue reading “Funding for community climate action”