About Henry Duncan Grants

The theme for Henry Duncan Grants in 2020 is enabling families to cope with the impacts of poverty. Charities can apply during 2020 for funding to support projects that address this theme and that last between 1 – 5 years.

Supporting grassroots charities through funding that comes with trust and time

Grassroots charities make a big difference to the lives of millions of people throughout Scotland. Henry Duncan Grants plays a small role in supporting their work through providing £1m each year across a wide range of groups.

Henry Duncan Grants was relaunched in 2020. Speaking to charities made it clear that groups want funding that comes with trust (fewer restrictions and lighter touch processes) and time (the option of funding over more than one year).

The main changes are:

  • A move to multi-year grants of up to five years.
  • Greater flexibility, with grants unrestricted wherever possible.
  • Lighter touch processes.
  • A rolling programme of micro grants.
  • Continuing to have a broad focus, but with yearly themes.

Themes 2020 – 2024

To make the biggest impact it can, Henry Duncan Grants will focus on a different theme each year, with grants aimed at:

2020 – Enabling families to cope with the impacts of poverty

2021 – Improving mental health and wellbeing

2022 – Supporting children and young people facing challenges

2023 – Increasing opportunities for disabled people and people with long term conditions

2024 – Supporting people experiencing inequality or discrimination

Corra will offer support to funded groups to come together with others working on the same themes to network and share learning.

Full details of how to apply, including a link to the application form, guidelines, funding advice sessions and frequently asked questions are available below.

Apply For Funding

What can I apply for?

Charities can apply for:

Standard grants

  • Up to £8,000 a year.
  • Funds are unrestricted wherever possible.
  • Up to five years.
  • Open to charities working in Scotland with an income of up to £500,000.
  • A choice of two funding rounds each year (organisations can apply once in the year).
  • Contribution towards running or project costs.

Closing date for applications

Decisions announced

Monday 1 June 2020
Thursday 6 August 2020
Monday 21 September
Thursday 10 December 2020

Micro grants

  • Up to £1,000 a year.
  • Funds are unrestricted wherever possible.
  • Light touch application and reporting.
  • Open to charities working in Scotland with an income of up to £50,000.
  • Rolling programme – you can apply any time and we’ll aim to give you a decision within four weeks.

Please click on the links below to access the relevant application form:

Micro Grant Application Form

Standard Grant Application Form

If you are thinking of applying for a standard grant and you’d like more detailed information, you may want to book a one-to-one call, video chat or face-to-face funding advice session. Please call us to book a place.

Funding Advice Sessions

Funding Advice Sessions are an opportunity for charities to talk to us on a one-to-one basis about a potential application.

If you are thinking of applying for a standard grant and you’d like more detailed information, you may want to book a one-to-one call, video chat or face-to-face funding advice session. Current dates for this year are noted below. The sessions are by appointment only so please call us if you would like to book.

A decision has been taken to change all face to face funding advice sessions up to the end of April, to either Call or Video Chat’

Regular updates will be posted on the remainder of the sessions.

Date

Type of support

Venue

Tuesday 24th March

Phone call or video chat

Tuesday 31st March

Phone call or video chat

Tuesday 21st April

Phone call or video chat

Tuesday 28th April

Phone call or video chat

Wednesday 13th May

Face to face appointment

Central Glasgow

Tuesday 19th May

Phone or video chat

If you need any more information, the team at Corra is always happy to talk, so please get in touch by emailing hello@corra.scot or calling us on 0131 444 4020.