Although the Federation does not source of funding for grants, it is responsible for the adminstration of LEADER funding awardded to groups within Midlothian, and also acts on behalf of Midlothian Council to assess applications for SPRF (Small Projects Regeneration Fund) grants.
We also provide contact information here for other sources of funding that may be able to support your community project.
The Tyne Esk LEADER Programme provides grants for projects that will benefit rural areas and communities in East Lothian and Midlothian. The programme will run from 2008-2013. Projects assisted will be innovative in nature and must demonstrate community support and involvement.
Small grant funding for Midlothian community groups. Small grants of up to £1,500 are available for projects that will benefit Midlothian residents. This grant has been made available through the Small Projects Regeneration Fund (SPRF).
Armed Forces Covenant
The Federation is a signatory to the Armed Forces Community Covenant in Midlothian.
A Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces Community. The Community Covenant is signed by various members of the local community including representatives of the Armed Forces and Local/Unitary Authorities. It may also be signed by charities, volunteer groups and other parties keen to support the principles of the Community Covenant.
The aims of the Community Covenant are to:
- encourage local communities to support the Armed Forces Community in their areas;
- nurture public understanding and awareness amongst the public of issues affecting the Armed Forces Community;
- recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the Armed Forces Community;
- encourage activities which help to integrate the Armed Forces Community into local life;
- to encourage the Armed Forces Community to help and support the wider community, whether through participation in events and joint projects, or other forms of engagement
Scottish Community Foundation
SCF administer a number of grant funds which may be able to support your community.
Visit their website for more details on the funds available and how to apply.