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What do you want us to blog about?

January 9, 2018

Plain wooden squares in background, with the world 'blog' spelled out on four wood squares in centre.Happy New Year everyone, and thanks for continuing to follow our Scotland blog. To kick off 2018, we’d like to know what you want more information on over the coming months.

We think the advice and information we share on these pages hits the mark more often than not, but we know that there are a whole range of topics that you’ll want to hear more from us about.

With that in mind, if you have ever:

• encountered issues when filling out an application form that you’d like guidance on
• seen one of our previous blog posts that you want us to update
• had questions about any other part of the application process
• thought about topics you would like us to cover that we haven’t already blogged about (check out our compilation of our past funding tips blogs as a reference)

Then let us know by commenting below!

And if there’s anything else that’s not listed above, feel free to tell us so we can turn it into a blog post going forward.

During 2018 we will ensure we cover the ideas or topics you tell us about so we are sharing information you’ve told us you want to know about, and not just the bits we think you might need to know.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions and we hope you have a fantastic 2018!

P.S. – if you’d prefer not to share your ideas publically, feel free to email them to pressteam.scotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk, or message us on Facebook and Twitter.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Anne Petrie permalink
    January 10, 2018 9:49 am

    Well done guys on the blogs. I find the tips on applying really helpful and share them with our local community groups. I also like getting the perspective of the local groups. A big topic for us at the moment is community assets – personally feel some of our groups being a bit too ambitious/optimistic on amounts they can access from Lottery on this so any other info, stats would be great.

  2. Scott Oakley permalink*
    January 10, 2018 10:12 am

    Hi Anne, thanks very much, we’re glad you find the blogs useful! Can I just clarify – would you like to see more blogs from us on the perspectives of local groups applying for funding? It’s also great that you’d like to hear more about Community Assets, as we’re planning to do a blog on the process of applying for this funding soon – and I’m sure we’ll be able to include some extra info on stats such as average grant sizes there, which might be useful for talking to your groups!

  3. January 30, 2018 12:06 pm

    The blogs are great and really useful for our TSI work supporting local organisations. I’d find it useful to have a bit more about Awards for All, specifically, applying for sports activities, and applying for arts activity – what you can/can’t apply for, tips for successful applications. Also a blog about applying through A4A for what used to be Investing in Ideas activity, with examples of what you’ve funded recently.

    • Scott Oakley permalink*
      January 30, 2018 12:25 pm

      Hi Lesley, that’s great I’m glad to hear it. Thanks for sharing your suggestions – they’re really useful and we’ll make sure to cover them as soon as we can but definitely at some point in 2018. In the meantime, if you ever have any other ideas about things you’d like us to cover, please don’t hesitate give us a shout!

  4. lorraine garthland permalink
    January 31, 2018 6:25 pm

    hi i would like to know how to fill in the application forms ,but this is impossible given my disability,i wounder do you have helpers to disabled new charities is there any place in remonding charities who you can vist offer help to them.i like to ask you to vist the space in glasgow they help with disabilities they provide food clothes saving them from going to landfill,they support refuges homeless people ,and they set up a we charity but they dont have any people to help them get funding .lorraine

    • Scott Oakley permalink*
      February 2, 2018 8:51 am

      Hi Lorraine, thanks for getting in touch. We’re happy to try and find other ways to work with you (and others) to help you apply for funding when your disability makes completing our forms difficult or impossible.

      We’re also happy to meet with your group and discuss your plans in person to help with this – what is the best way to get in touch with you? So you don’t have to share your contact details publicly, feel free to let us know by emailing advicescotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk or calling 0300 123 7110 if that’s suitable for you, or let me know if another method of communication would be better.

      Lastly, this is a great idea for a blog we can do to publicise more to people about what to do if they are having issues filling out a form because of a disability, so we’ll make sure to do that. Thanks very much.

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