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Scotland: Trefoil Personal Development Grants Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 17, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 18, 2021
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The purpose of the grant should be to support personal development and independence (educational, social or moral development) for eligible individuals/groups where statutory funding is not available, considered to be inappropriate or indeed needs to be topped up (this is not to replace statutory funding or to relieve statutory bodies of their funding and support obligations).

The project or event should be structured in order to provide an evaluation criterion which is agreed in advance of the award.

The criteria must be mutually agreed between Trefoil, the individual and the supervising body.

Normally involvement in projects or awards which should be subject to statutory funding will not be considered, although match funding with other sources such as Local Authorities and charities will be considered.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. The grants may be provided to Scottish individuals or organisations.
2. Target: Scottish young people under the age of 25 years with special needs which may be psycho/social or of a physical nature which impacts upon their development.
3. Applications should be submitted no later than 12 weeks before any funds are required, this allows time for references to be accessed, etc. Any application which does not meet the minimum timescale cannot be considered. Therefore applicants should apply as early as possible. However, this should be no more than 6 months prior to the date when funds are required.
4. The Charity requires two referees to support the application, one of whom should be involved with the applicant(s) on an appropriate professional basis (nurse, doctor, social worker). The referees should be able to validate the reasons for the application and the potential benefits to the applicant.

The level of the award will be at the discretion of the Trefoil Grants Committee.

The deadline for the next round of funding will be 19 February 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 17
Jan 17

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the project and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
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c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse!

Jan 18
Jan 18

C'est avec honneur que nous vous contactons depuis la RDCongo dans le
souci de solliciter un appui financier au projet d'accompagnement
psychosocial en faveur des femmes et jeunes filles victimes de
violences sexuelles et domestiques au courant de cette période de
crise sanitaire COVID-19
Merci de vous lire et surtout d'avoir le formulaire pour la soumission
de notre projet

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 18
Jan 18

Merci de votre message.
Il y a quelques années que je partage ici plusieurs applels d' offres (grant opportunities), mais malheureusement je ne dispose pas de fonds pour personnellement appuyer aucun projet.
Veuillez chercher sur ce site les offres que peuvent vous intéresser. Il y en a plein pour l ' Afrique.
Meilleures salutations.

Jan 18
Jan 18
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Jill Langhus
Jan 18
Jan 18

Thanks, Ana.