Henry Duncan Grants Programme Accepting Applications for 2023 (Scotland)
Grassroots charities and not-for-profit organisations across Scotland can apply for funding to deliver projects and activities that increase opportunities and remove barriers for Deaf/Disabled people and people with long-term conditions.
Corra Foundation is offering grants of up to £8,000 per year for up to five years for grassroots organisations with an income of up to £250,000 to increase opportunities for Deaf/Disabled people and people living with long-term conditions, helping them to participate fully in society and live independently.
In 2023, the Henry Duncan Grants Programme will award grants across the following categories:
- Unrestricted funding to Deaf/Disabled People’s Organisations or user-led organisations supporting people living with long-term conditions.
- Organisations should have a core aim of helping to reduce the barriers preventing people from within these communities from participating in society and living independently.
Project Grants for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic-Led Organisations
- Project funding for organisations that are led by people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities. Grants will support projects that increase opportunities for Deaf/Disabled People or people living with long-term conditions.
- This could include opportunities for people to have their voices heard, take up leadership roles, or undertake work to reduce stigma concerning disability and/or long-term conditions.
Priority will be given to organisations where projects and services are initiated and led by people with lived experience, and user-led organisations supporting people living with long-term conditions, whereby people with direct lived experience:
- Constitute 50% or more of an organisation’s Management Committee or Board;
- Are the direct beneficiaries of projects and services, and where their voices and views are central to shaping the organisation’s work;
- or, who may be led by Deaf/Disabled People or people living with long-term conditions, who face additional barriers to accessing services and participating in opportunities within society. For example, disabled women, and disabled people from the LGBTQIA+ community.
The Foundation anticipates making grants up to a total of £925,000. Approximately 23-27 organisations in total are likely to receive funding, with around 30% of the budget committed to Project Grants for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Led Organisations.
The deadline for applications is 30 August (noon).
(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)