Applications open for STV Children’s Appeal and Kiltwalk Capital Project

STV's Laura Boyd with Calum's Cabin founder Caroline Speirs

The STV Children’s Appeal and Kiltwalk are opening their Capital Project grants programme to applicants for the first time, encouraging community-based projects to secure funds for a capital spend project.

The one-off grants will be awarded to projects that have a direct impact on communities in each of the four locations where the Kiltwalk events take place: Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.

The successful bids will make a real difference to the lives of children affected by poverty. Projects could include new buildings, major refurbishments, transport or equipment, or focus on tackling a theme such as food insecurity.

The STV Children’s Appeal helps distribute Kiltwalk funds raised by those walkers who selected the Kiltwalk as their chosen charity to walk for. Thanks to match funding, 150% of the funds raised are distributed to community projects.

Previous Capital Projects include Calum’s Cabin Glasgow flat, providing free accommodation for families travelling from the Highlands and Islands, Aberdeen and the Grampians to Glasgow for cancer treatment, and the Heavy Sound community bus, a mobile community hub transformed by men and women in HMP Edinburgh in partnership with the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit and Scottish Prisons, to bring music, training and support to communities in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

The fund will provide 100% of the cost of the project and work must be concluded within 12 months of the relevant Kiltwalk event. Additionally, projects should involve children and young people in the design and development of the project. Grants will be considered up to the value of £100,000 (although multiple smaller grants to more than one charity will be our preferred funding model).

The STV Children’s Appeal is committed to helping children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland. The money raised by the STV Children’s Appeal helps make a real difference in the lives of Scotland’s children and young people by providing practical help like food and warm clothes; creating opportunities for training and employability; and enabling social and emotional support for those who need it most.

For more information and to apply, please see the online application form