Charities working in communities across Scotland are invited to have an online chat about funding opportunities. Every month, the Foundation hosts advice surgeries using online face to face technology. Charities with a Skype account or Google Hangout are now invited to book an appointment at any of the 10 monthly surgeries between March and December.
The Foundation is particularly keen to hear from grassroots charities which benefit disadvantaged people and who need funding to continue their work.
Unlike many other funders, the Foundation’s Henry Duncan Awards programme will contribute towards staff and running costs, as well as new projects and services. And charities which have had a grant before can also apply again. The advice surgery gives charities the chance to find out if they meet the funding criteria and to get tips on how to fill in the application form.
Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive, said:
“We make Henry Duncan grant awards every two months, which means application deadlines are every two months as well. It makes sense for groups to get some face to face advice before they apply and we are determined to try and reach every part of Scotland using online technology.
We want to give our money away to good causes doing great work in their communities to make a difference to people’s lives. So we’ll be as helpful as we can, explaining the application process and whether their work fits with what we fund. I’d encourage all community based charities across Scotland to look at booking an appointment at one of our 10 online advice surgeries this year.”
Online advice surgeries will be held on:
Appointments last 45 minutes and can be booked by calling 0131 444 4020 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If your charity uses a different face to face online chat application, tell us and we will try to set up at our end to use it!