Foundation Scotland are about to launch a new funding programme for charitable organisations and social enterprises that operate in Fife. The Cervus Trust is interested in supporting charitable activities under the following themes:
Food Poverty: projects that are empowering and help people to help themselves e.g. community growing projects rather than foodbanks.
Mental Health issues: Projects targeting those with depression and anxiety, support for those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACES), projects that help to develop emotional resilience; projects supporting carers with their mental health.
The Arts: using arts, including music tuition, as an enabling tool to develop skills, confidence, and emotional well being.
Education: projects which involve outdoor education and play are preferred. School based initiatives will be a low priority unless they involve non statutory provision and involve the wider community.
Disadvantaged families and children: support for projects that will help families and children to thrive.
Grants of up to £2,500 are available towards projects which have a maximum total cost of £10,000. Applicants must come from constituted groups, meet the basic eligibility criteria, and have an annual income of less than £250K.