The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has been renamed as the Corra Foundation though its core principles and grant programmes will remain largely the same.

 The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has decided to develop a brand with relevance to its organisation, connecting with history whilst reflecting future direction. From August 2017, the Foundation will be known as the Corra Foundation. The name ‘Corra’ comes from Scots mythology and relates to ideas of knowledge and change.

For the last three decades, the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has contributed to improving the lives of individuals and communities across Scotland and in developing countries. Although the name has changed, the organisation itself remains the same, and the grant programmes administered by the Foundation are unaffected.

 The Foundation offers or administers the following grants programmes: 

  • The Henry Duncan Grants Programmes is a general grant-making programme which supports grassroots charities working in Scotland that have an annual income of less than £500,000 and are delivering services to improve community disadvantage. These one-off grants of up to £7,000 are aimed at charities working with people who may typically be experiencing challenging family circumstances, disability, mental ill health, abuse or poverty. There is particular interest in work supporting vulnerable children and young people; isolated older people; carers; families in poverty; and people affected by disability or mental health issues. Applications are considered six times a year.

  • The Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI) - promotes voluntary sector work with vulnerable children and young people affected by substance issues. It is currently closed to applications.

  • Scottish Government International Development Small Grants Programme is specifically designed to support the work of small international NGOs in Scotland who might not otherwise be funded through larger mainstream funding rounds. It is currently closed to applications.

    The next deadline for applications for a Henry Duncan grant is 25 September 2017.








Funding is available to support Scottish young people aged 14-20 to develop their talent in a range of creative areas. (2)

The Creative Scotland Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund supports young people aged 14-20 who require financial assistance in developing their talent within the creative industry. Funding will be awarded to those young people who demonstrate enthusiasm, ambition and talent in their chosen field and who would benefit from financial assistance in order to develop this further.
Both individuals and groups may apply for funding ranging between £50 and £600.

Funding is available to young people aged between 14 and 20 who live in Scotland and wish to develop their talent in one or more of the following areas: Drama; Dance; Music; Film; Visual Arts; Literature; and Digital Arts.
Funding is particularly targeted at those who may not be able to develop their talent further due to the barriers of:
• Affordability – inability to afford costs related to arts activity.
• Geography – issues with accessing opportunity due to their location.
• Disability – issues with taking part due to cost or unsuitable infrastructure or support.
Applications are welcomed from individuals or groups.
Grants can be awarded to help support talent development through:
• Artistic development – eg auditioning, training, participating in workshops, work shadowing or mentoring.
• Promotion and showcasing – eg staging an exhibition, recording a demo, marketing a performance or publishing written work.
• Peer-to-peer delivery – eg hosting a workshop or setting up a local group.

The next deadline for applications is 9 October 2017.




Drop in at Stromness Library

Rob McGregor from Voluntary Action Orkney will be holding a drop in at Stromness Library on 25 August from 11am to 12.30pm.


Rob will be available to discuss any aspects of volunteering in Orkney or any of the other activities VAO is involved in.


So if you would like to know more about how you can become more involved in your community come along and have a chat with Rob.

Global Vols

Adult Support and Protection – new presentation of information.

This presentation, supplied by OIC’s Adult Services, explains the process that is to be taken when someone has concerns about a fellow adult community member, and any subsequent official investigaton or action should this be deemed necessary.

Please follow this link to view the presentation

 Any further questions or queries should be addressed to the Adult Services duty social worker at OIC, Tel 873535 and ask for them.

Generation Code

Generation Code allows young people to get creative, develop their computational thinking and coding skills to become better equipped to take advantage of the opportunities in a world that is becoming digital-by-default.

90% of all jobs require digital skills to some degree and the UK needs another 745,000 workers with digital skills in 2017. Young people are expected to make up a third of the global workforce by 2020, but many lack the digital skills to enable them to take advantage of these increasing digital opportunities. Generation Code addresses the lack of skills in computer science in young people, empowering them to become digital creators in an ever-changing global society.

In partnership with Microsoft and Youth Scotland/UK Youth, Generation Code provides coding opportunities to young people aged 11-19 years old, The national programme trains Code Champions aged 16-25 years old with no coding experience to take the lead on delivering regular coding activities to young people in their area, sparking an interest in code through themed activities that are relevant to their interests, whether that be fashion, sport or space. Using the micro: bit, Generation Code will help 11,760 young people across the UK get creative with code, bringing coding to life as they make all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless.

Contact Michele Meehan at Youth Scotland to register your interest., Tel : 0131 554 2561


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