Monthly Round-Up – January 2021

Funding:

Adapt & Thrive – just a reminder that there were changes made to the fund on the 11th January – grant size increased to £75k and no longer a limit on turnover size. If you haven’t already, please check out the SCVO website to see if you are eligible to apply.

Cameron Grants – small grants of between £100 – £2,500 for organisations to support individuals suffering with poor mental health; emphasis being on innovation – “finding new methods, channels, technology, ideas and approaches to reach out and effect change.” See here for more details.

Visit Scotland – Industry Funding – don’t be put off by the fact this fund is being run by Visit Scotland – it covers many branches and you may just be eligible. These are up coming funding streams, not live yet, but worth considering. Take a look at their website for more information.


Training:

Just Enterprise – have a host of training opportunities coming up over the next few months. Have a look at their Learning Calendar to see if any will be useful to you and your organisation and book yourself a place!

Business Gateway West Lothian – Starting in February, Business Gateway have: Business Start-Up, Mastering Skills and WomenN2Enterprise webinars, to name but a few. Have a look at their events page here, for a full list and to book.

School for Social Entrepreneurs – Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Start-Up Programme – begins in October 2021. It offers a free learning programme, grant of £1000 (that you don’t pay back), peer support and a mentor. So, if you are in the early stages of setting up your social enterprise, register your interest now here and remember, this programme is completely free.


Mental Health – Children and Young People Services:

S.M.I.L.E Counselling – deliver counselling services to young people.

Beechbrae– run wellbeing and woodland mindfulness sessions with young people, either at their woodland centre in Blackridge or in schools.

Carers of West Lothian – offer support and counselling to young people.

EnvironMentalHealth CIC – is delivering First Aid for Mental Health Training to teenagers – first session was a group of kids from St. Margaret’s Academy.

Firefly Arts – deliver drama, music and digital projects to young people with mental health difficulties including their arts-based wellbeing workshop in schools.

Trash Panda – is currently trialling a Youth Programme for 16-17yr olds.

Wellbeing Scotland – is working in Primary schools delivering a Wellbeing Group service.

WLDAS– offers a Sudden Death Bereavement Counselling Service for children and young people.

WL Youth Action Project – offers support, information and advice to young people aged 10 – 21yrs.

1st Steps Development – is looking to offer bike refurbishment/repair training at schools and also offering placements at their workshop, in Linlithgow.

Broxburn United Sports Club – is looking to deliver a Mental Health Initiative with young males in partnership with Time to Tackle.