• Tag: Funding

    Tyne & Esk Fund Online Surgeries

    We are hosting online surgeries about the Tyne & Esk Rural Communities Development Fund throughout May. These sessions will be delivered by Jayne Adamson, Project Officer for the Tyne-Esk Local Action Group, who is happy to answer any questions you have about the fund.

    You can register for the sessions on Eventbrite:


    Please feel free to invite your colleagues along too – spaces are not limited for this session.

    About the fund

    The Tyne & Esk Rural Communities Development Fund forms part of the Scottish Government’s Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Rural Programme. It involves bottom-up decision making delivered by representatives from the local area – the Local Action Group (LAG).

    The overarching aim of the funding is to increase support to local rural communities, individuals and businesses advancing inclusion, equality and diversity.

    Tyne & Esk area funding covers all communities in East Lothian and Midlothian including Dalkeith Country Park, except for the urban centres of Musselburgh and Dalkeith.

    Applications for the fund close at midnight on June 3 2024.

    Find out more about Tyne & Esk CLLD here:


    National Lottery Funding – Briefing Blog

    MVA recently held a National Lottery Funding Briefing to provide third sector organisations with an update on some changes the National Lottery are making to their funding streams.

    Community Led, Improving Lives, and Cost of Living Support Scotland will close on the 21st August 2024. Applications will still be accepted until that date and assessed as usual. For further details you can contact your NL Funding Officer.

    New streams of funding will come online at the end of the year, but no date has been confirmed yet. They will likely fall around these four priority areas.

    Supporting communities to:

    • Come together
    • Be environmentally sustainable
    • Help children and young people access resources and experiences that help them thrive
    • Enable people to live healthier lives

    National Lottery Awards for All, Young Start and Scottish Land Fund will remain open to applications with no closing dates.

    Please do contact MVA if you would like support in applying to any of these funds before they close. The Development Team would be more than happy to review applications or provide advice about other potential sources of funding. See more about the support we can provide here.

    Contact us at info@mvacvs.org.uk or call our office, Monday – Thursday, on 0131 663 9471.

    Slides from this briefing can be viewed here: