Individual Grants

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Application form for Individual Young People

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Next deadline for Organisations applying for more than £2,500.00 Tuesday 4th October 2016. Applications under this or for individuals can be submitted at any time but can take 4-6 weeks to be processed. If your thinking of applying but not sure if your project is something ourTrustees would consider then please call the office to arrange a chat 01387 269176.


The Holywood Trust is holding a Funding Surgery in Sanquhar on Tuesday 9th August 2016, 12pm -3pm, at A’the Airts, 8-12 High Street Sanquhar DG4 6BL

The Holywood Trust is seeking to help young people throughout Dumfries and Galloway fulfil their potential in cultural, educational and social aspects of their lives.  The Trust does this by providing grants to individual young people and organisations which support or provide opportunities for young people in the region.

 The priority age group is 15-25 years, but the Trust will consider application from young people younger than this if there is a particular reason for early support.

 The Funding Surgery is an opportunity for people to come along to learn more about the Trust and about making an application.   Anyone interested in meeting with us should contact the Trust office on 01387 269176 or email  

CashBack for Communities Facilities Fund

Now Receiving Applications for 2016-17

 YouthLink Scotland, the national agency for youth work, is now welcoming applications for the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Facilities Fund 2016-17.

The CashBack for Communities Facilities Fund is an open fund which will support not-for-profit community based organisations working with young people within the sports and outdoor learning sectors to apply for funding of up to £150,000 towards improvements to facilities and/or equipment in order to offer high quality sport and physical activities which support the health and wellbeing of young people in areas where there is identified need. The Fund will also support revenue costs associated with the proposed opportunities to a maximum of 10% of the total amount requested.

Proposals must:

 1.     Target young people aged 10 – 24 years

 2.     Create high quality sport and physical activity experiences for disadvantaged young people and tackle inequality

 3.     Break down barriers to participation in sport and physical activity caused by disadvantage e.g. poverty, disability, rural isolation

 4.     Focus resources in areas where there is an identified gap in existing provision

 5.     Support community based organisations working with young people within the sports and outdoor learning sectors

 6.     Provide evidence of sustainability

 7.     Support and encourage the involvement of local people (particularly young people) in the development, management and running of the project.

 The deadline for receiving applications is Tuesday 31 May 2016 at 1:00pm

 More information on the latest round of the CashBack Youth Work Fund, grant criteria and details can be accessed on the YouthLink Scotland website: CashBack for Communities


Have you heard about our local credit unions? There are two community credit unions based in Dumfries & Galloway and they cover the region between them. Solway Credit Union has an office in Dumfries and is available for people who live or work in Nithsdale, Stewartry, or Annandale & Eskdale. In the west, Stranraer Credit Union covers Wigtownshire. Being run by the members for the members on a not-for-profit basis, they provide a safe home for savings and are a source of affordable credit. If you choose to borrow, you`ll need to have been a saving member for 13 weeks before you can apply. Solway has also got a great new product called Rent First which is designed to help people on Universal Credit run their budget and make sure their rent is always paid.

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