The types of funding available fall into three categories :
We would like to support organisations where our contributions ‘make a difference’. At The Mickel Fund we prefer to support local activities, although we will consider worldwide appeal based projects.
To be considered for Major Donations you must be a Charity or Organisation in Scotland or considered a Homeless Charity.
Although we try to help, as many charities as we can with our Major Donations there are
some situations in which The Mickel Fund is NOT ABLE
to make a donation, these are as
- Events such as conferences, seminars and exhibitions
- Fee charging residential home, nurseries and care facilities
- Fund-raising events
- Individuals - other than through the hardship fund
- Loans or repayments of loans - other than through the hardship fund
- Religious Promotion
- Replacement of Statutory Funds
- Schools other than pre school and after school clubs and activities promoting parental and community involvement
For those charities looking towards Annual Donations, The Mickel Fund will donate £100 - £2,000 per year to the chosen national charity, with the view of being updated and reassessed annually. The Annual Donation can be donated to both long-term supported charities and/or newly assessed charities.
The Mickel Fund is approached by a large number of charities each year. The Annual Donation option is available for national charities, such as:
- Cancer Research
- Age Concern
Due to the high volume of applications which the Mickel Fund receives, we are only able to make donations to ONE CHARITY PER CATEGORY ANNUALLY.
The Annual Donation is available to charities UK wide, however we give priority to supporting Scottish based projects. If you wish to re-apply for Annual Donation you must complete the checklist questions and attach the additional information to allow the Mickel Fund to make an informed decision.
If you are a new applicant and wish to apply for Annual Donation please click here
to be redirected to download the application form.
Causes that Annual Donations have supported within the last year include:
- Housing & Homelessness
- Age concern
- Children & Youth Support
- Medical Research
- Cancer Research
- Animal Welfare
- Medical Assistance
- World Wide Appeal based projects
To read more about some of these projects click here
or if you wish to apply online for Annual Donation please click here
How much is available?
Grants of £50 - £500
Who can apply?
People who are socially disadvantaged e.g. through health, education, location, poverty etc Welfare agencies including social services, charities, housing associations and other charitable or statutory organisations, including outreach projects Mactaggart & Mickel staff suffering severe hardship.
How to apply?
Application via letter.
The checklist of requirements does not need to be filled in for this funding.
Are there any groups of people or organisation that will be unlikely to apply e.g applications will not be accepted from local authorities or schools, people or organisations outside of Scotland.
Any deadlines for applications?
Trustees meet regularly to make decisions on applications; e.g Trustees meet in March and October to allocate funds and applications should be with us at least one month prior to the meeting.
Hardship Causes we have supported over the past year include:
Julie McElroy – Overseas Expedition for MS sufferer. Read More about this project