Funding and support in Scotland
- Better By Design, from Big Lottery Fund Scotland, offers intensive, expert and bespoke support for up to fifteen organisations that want to take part in service redesign of their work, to achieve more. Deadline 13th May, http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/scotland/better-by-design.
- The Volunteering Support Fund provides up to £30,000 to create new or enhanced volunteering projects; increase the diversity of volunteers, especially those from disadvantaged groups; and improve opportunities, skills and personal development through volunteering. Various deadlines, http://www.voluntaryactionfund.org.uk/funding-and-support/.
- The Social Innovation Incubator Award, from The Melting Pot in Edinburgh, is a 12 month programme providing all you need to start and grow your socially innovative project/idea if you are at the start-up/emerging stage of a business life-cycle. Apply by 20th May, http://www.themeltingpotedinburgh.org.uk/social-innovation-incubator-award.