What we fund
Find out more about what we fund
Our main area of support is through our Open Grants Programme. However, The Volant Charitable Trust is committed to other work that includes international projects, the support of single parents through Gingerbread and more recently, charities assisting groups impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK and Internationally. We only accept applications to our Open Grants Programme.
Open Grants programme
Supporting Scottish charities and projects, whether national or community-based that alleviate social deprivation, particularly supporting women, children and young people at risk.
Projects must demonstrate a strong focus on supporting women and children affected by hardship or disadvantage and on tackling the issues they face in order to make a lasting difference to their lives and life chances.
Applying for funding
If your project fits with the Open Grants criteria, and to make sure that your application has the best chance of success, please visit How to Apply to find out whether you are eligible for funding and to read more about the process.
Specific programme areas that we cover include support for:
Victims of sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and those working in the sex industry; care for young mothers and those affected by postnatal depression, isolated and lone parents; community support for black and minority ethnic women and asylum seekers; support services for women prisoners and their families.
Children and young people
Counselling, support services and outreach projects for those who are disadvantaged or deemed to be at risk through neglect, emotional and physical abuse, alcohol or drug misuse.
Poverty and deprivation
Mental health projects for women and children; support for vulnerable families; promotion of healthy eating for families in areas of extreme deprivation.
Applications for funding
How to apply for funding
Find out more about how we give our support, the application process and whether you are eligible to receive funding for the Open Grants Programme.