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The following is a list of funders who support befriending. The list is not
exhaustive – befriending covers many client groups so it could be that your
project is eligible to apply for funds from elsewhere. There are also many smaller
funders who give out grants of less than £1,000 who have not been listed. See
Other Funding Sources for more information.

Barclays Social Responsibility Programme

Barclays Community Affairs, 54 Lombard Street, London, EC3P 3AH
www.cabe-education.org.uk

The programmes' current focus is on education, the environment, the arts, people
with disabilities and social inclusion. Projects may cut across two or more of the
five main areas of support. Listed amongst the types of projects they are willing
to consider are: initiatives that provide additional amenities for local schools,
initiatives promoting the welfare and development of young people; and projects
which help community groups to improve their local environment. Barclay's
generally fund projects between £1,000 and £25,000 on a local and regional basis,
although they will consider larger grants for national projects, or for local projects
that will benefit significant numbers of people or that will have a substantial
positive impact.

Big Lottery Fund in Scotland

Highlander House, 58 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DB
Tel: 0141 223 8600
Fax: 0141 223 8620
enquiries.scotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk
www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

The Big Lottery Fund was created by merging the New Opportunities Fund and
the Community Fund. It will hand out half the money for good causes from the
National Lottery. This is an exciting opportunity for us to build on what both funds
have achieved so far and to make it easier to apply for Lottery money and see
where it goes.

Camelot Foundation

University House, 11-13 Lower Grosvenor Place, London SW1W 0EX Tel: 0207 828
6085
info@camelotfoundation.org.uk
www.camelotfoundation.org.uk
Have taken the view that sustained investment in a relatively narrow field is one
of the most important ways that we can maximise the impact of our giving. At the
heart of their work will be young people who have slipped out of the mainstream
of society, or are in danger of doing so. The following four groups will be at the
heart of all the Foundation's programmes:

      Young parents or those at risk of becoming young parents
      Young asylum seekers
      Young people with mental health problems
      Young disabled people

Capacity building grants: Charities Aid Foundation

Tel: 01732 520334
grants@CAFonline.org
www.cafonline.org

CAF is an international non-governmental organisation which provides specialist
financial services to other charities and their supporters. CAF's Grant-making
Programme aims to build the capacity of small to medium sized charities.
Applications are invited from UK charitable organisations with an annual income
of up to £1.5m. Priority will be given to small organisations, with some funds
specifically targeted at organisations with an annual income of up to £50,000.

Esmée Fairbairn

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, 11 Park Place, London SW1A 1LP
Tel: 020 7297 4700
info@esmeefairbairn.org.uk

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation makes grants to organisations to improve the
quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK. The Foundation
makes grants in four areas: education, environment, arts and heritage, and social
development. It will accept applications to cover project and core costs.

Laidlaw Youth Trust

83 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2ER
Tel: 0131 247 6801
mmcginn@abbeyoffices.com
www.laidlawyouthtrust.org

Laidlaw Youth Trust opened for business on 5 January 2004 and funds projects
aimed at children and young people up to £75,000 if they are operating as a
collaborative scheme or as a befriending or mentoring project.

Lloyds TSB
3rd Floor, 4 St. Dunstan, London, EC3R 8UL
Tel: 0870 411 1223
Fax: 0870 411 1224
guidelines@lloydstsbfoundations

Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland

Riverside House, 502 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh EH11 3AF
Tel: 0870 902 1201
Fax: 0870 902 1202
enquiries@ltsbfoundationforscotland.org.uk
www.ltsbfoundationforscotland.org.uk

Mission is to support under funded charities which help disadvantaged or disabled
people of all ages to play a fuller role in the community. The funding goes mainly
to charities working in two fields: social and community needs; education and
training.

The foundation encourages applicants to discuss their project with them before
completing the application form. This will help to ensure that your project is
within their criteria and that you are applying for an appropriate amount. The
application guidelines can be downloaded from the website. The website also
contains information on projects and organisations that have been funded in the
past.

Nationwide Foundation

Nationwide House, Pipers Way, Swindon SN38 2SN
Tel: 01793 457183

Areas of Special Interest:

      Supporting Volunteer Programmes throughout the UK
      Quality of Life – Economic Independence – Personal Safety – Keeping Your
       Own Front Door – Staying Active – Dealing with Change
      Tackling Disadvantage and Discrimination – Participation in Decision-
       Making Processes – Promoting Understanding and Encouraging Solutions
       which address Disadvantage or Discrimination – Challenging Disadvantage,
       Discrimination and Stigma associated with Mental Ill Health – Breaking
       Down the Barriers between Generations

The Robertson Trust

85 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7DX
Tel: 0141 221 3151
admin@therobertsontrust.org.uk
www.therobertsontrust.org.uk
Key Themes:

      Care
           o Care of the Older
           o Residential
           o Day care
           o Hospices
           o People with disabilities or mental heatlth problems
           o Homeless
           o Local & National Support Organisations
      Drug Prevention & Treatment
          o Drug & Alcohol rehabilitation
          o educational programmes relating to drugs or alcohol
          o children at risk from drugs or alchol misuse
          o services working with recovering drug addicts
      Education
          o Support for capital developments at community educational
             establishments

Scottish Government

Voluntary Issues Unit, Scottish Executive, Area 2-G, Victoria Quay, EDINBURGH
EH6 6QQ
Tel: 0131 244 3649
Fax: 0131 244 5508
viu@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

In line with best practice in the strategic funding of voluntary organisations,
Scottish Government funding is available:

      for activities that promote Scottish Government objectives
      to support capacity building within organisations on the basis of agreed
       outputs
      to fund core management, administrative and relevant training costs
       where an organisation has a continuing role in the delivery of particular
       policy objectives
      for local networks to promote the growth and effectiveness of voluntary
       and community organisations; and
      on a time-limited basis, for innovative projects where the Scottish
       Government has a particular interest in taking forward an experimental
       approach.

Only on an exceptional basis will funding be made available for local service
delivery organisations. (Public sector funding for local bodies would be expected
to come from other agencies, such as local authorities, health boards, local
enterprise bodies and some non-departmental public bodies.)
Tudor Trust

Grants Administrator, 7 Ladbroke Grove, London, W11 3BD
Tel: 0207 727 8522

Priority funding areas:

      Accommodation (e.g. rent deposit schemes, supported accommodation,
       housing for young people, integrated care for older people)
      Education (e.g. basic skills for young people, home/school links, literacy
       and IT schemes involving the family, detached youth work)
      Health (e.g. promotion of good mental health, support for families under
       stress, work with careers, support for older people)
      Recreation (e.g. projects which offer new experiences and fun learning
       opportunities, places and events which encourage social interaction, green
       spaces in urban settings)
      Relationships (e.g. work with young people leaning care, young parents,
       befriending, relationship counselling and confidence building for young
       people, work with fathers/young men, intergenerational work, parenting)
      Resources (e.g. advice for young people, centres and community buildings
       offering resources for the whole community, support workers)
      People with mental health problems or head injuries
      People who are substance misusers
      Homeless people
      Offenders/ex-offenders, people at risk of re-offending (and their families)
      People at Risk (e.g. young people in residential care or coming out of care,
       people at risk of isolation from services)

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