Does your community group need money?

If the answer is “yes?, then Mark Lazarowicz, MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, invites you to a community event to find out how to gain access to grants ‘big and small’. And, he says, please tell your friends and colleagues about it too.

This special community event (for all community groups and organisations in the constituency of Edinburgh North and Leith) is on Friday November 16 at the Prentice Centre, Granton Mains Avenue (opposite the new Telford College) from 11am – 1pm.

After short presentations from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland and Lloyds TSB Foundation Scotland you will have an opportunity for one-to-one discussions with representatives from both organisations about any specific ideas, proposals or projects you might have.

Awards for all

There will also be information about many other grants and funds including:

  • ‘Here to help’ grants – for projects that empower young people.
  • B & Q community grants – for environmental, sports or community projects.
  • O2 community grants – between £100-£1,000 for projects to improve your local area
  • Grants for groups working with forces’ veterans
  • Global Schools Partnership – grants for schools linked with schools in developing countries
  • Waste Action grants – up to £2,500 for recycling, reducing waste projects
  • Scottish Community Foundation Community – grants to assist charities and groups improving quality of life and life chances in Scotland
  • Co-op Community Fund – supports all kinds of community projects
  • Scottish Community Foundation – for charities and community groups
  • Awards for All in Scotland – between £500 and £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities
  • New Ideas Fund – £100- £5,000 to community and voluntary groups

Who can come?
Your organisation is welcome to send along as many representatives as possible, but please send details of names and addresses in advance to Mark’s office: email

Mark recently made a speech in the House of Commons about the role of community organisations (click here to read it). He says: “My speech starts half-way down the page – but the entire debate is quite interesting!?

Note: Buses 8, 16, 17, 32, and 38 stop outside the Prentice Centre

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