Scotland’s Winter Festivals aim to mobilise the people of Scotland and those with an affinity to Scotland to join in the St Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns celebrations, boosting Scotland’s key tourism and events sectors and the wider economy, enhancing community engagement and raising Scotland’s international profile.
Our diverse ethnic and cultural minority communities are key elements of Scotland’s past, present and future so we want to ensure that your story, history, and narrative plays a full part in Scotland’s Winter Festivals.
The 2020/21 SWF programme will be a bit different to previous years due to the extraordinary events of this year.
For St Andrew’s Day 2020, we are encouraging local community groups to come together and celebrate Scotland’s national day by performing an act of kindness in their community – something that celebrates and promotes inclusion, diversity, and togetherness.
- Monday 25th January 2021 – Burns Day.
- Proposed activities can take place from Friday 22 January to Sunday 31 January.
- Deadline for applications: Friday 22 January – or 7 days before your proposed event.
BEMIS Scotland are calling on our communities to begin 2021 with a positive celebration of Burns Night on January 25th 2021. Burns Night offers us the opportunity to share food together – in person if restrictions allow in tier 1 and 2 areas, or online if in tiers 3 or 4. Alongside food, music, poetry, and storytelling are all parts of a multicultural Burns night and can form part of any event. So please, consider joining us and others across the country by taking part in our Scottish Winter Festivals small grants scheme and bring multicultural Burns Nights to homes across the country
How much funding is available?
Constituted, charitable and non-profit organisations or community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to hold an appropriate event around Burns Night.
It is very important that in your budget response in the application form you outline clearly what each cost is related to. We expect that this programme will be over-subscribed, and we will need to prioritise what we can fund for each project.
How to apply
Read the full Guidelines document, then complete the application form, and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org
This fund is now closed
|Church House||£415.00||23/01/2021||Online Burns Supper and meal packs|
|Heart of Braehead In Partnership with Stirling North Parish||£500.00||23/01/2021||Burns Meal and Activity Kits|
|Stronger Together Enterprise||£700.00||23/01/2021||Online Family Burns Night and food delivery|
|Ahl Al Bait Society||£1,000.00||23/01/2021||Middle Eastern Burns Night fusion|
|Nepalese Himalayan Association Scotland||£1,000.00||23/01/2021||Online Burns Night and food parcels|
|Crookston Community Group||£1,000.00||23/01/2021||Online Burns Supper and Burns food parcels|
|Women In Action||£1,000.00||24/01/2021||Virtual Burns Night|
|Maryhill Integration Network||£970.00||24/01/2021||Online Burns Night|
|Living Solo Initiative||£950.00||24/01/2021||Online Burns Night and food delivery|
|Confederation of Fujian in Scotland U.K.||£1,000.00||24/01/2021||Chinese Burns Night|
|Outdoors For You||£800.00||25/01/2021||Virtual Burns Supper|
|Govanhill Baths Community Trust||£700.00||25/01/2021||‘This is Not a Burns Night’ poetry event|
|Inhouse Events||£620.00||25/01/2021||Burns poetry board in Queen’s Park|
|Sharpen Her: the African Women’s Network||£1,000.00||25/01/2021||Burns Night with an African Twist|
|Stirling School of English||£800.00||25/01/2021||Online Burns Supper|
|MADE4UINML2||£880.00||25/01/2021||Online Burns Night|
|Mist and Mountain Creative Residency||£700.00||25/01/2021||Online poetry event|
|International Women’s Group||£1,000.00||25/01/2021||Online Burns Night|
|B.J.O. Amara Association||£1,000.00||25/01/2021||Burns Night for Newcomers|
|Milan Senior Welfare Organisation||£995.00||25/01/2021||Online Burns Night and food delivery|
|Isaro Community Initiative||£1,000.00||25/01/2021||Online Burns night and treats delivery|
|Sikh Sanjog||£1,000.00||25/01/2021||Burns Supper with a Twist!|
|Fife Centre for Equalities||£200.00||25/01/2021||Burns Night Dancing and Bagpipes|
|Heartstone||£1,000.00||25/01/2021||‘Celebrating ‘Home’ with Burns|
|Poverty Truth Community||£403.00||25/01/2021||Online Burns Supper|
|Ethnic Minority Forum East Dunbartonshire||£585.00||28/01/2021||Online Burns Supper|
|Empower Women for Change||£420.00||28/01/2021||Online Burns Supper|
|Licketyspit||£1,000.00||28/01/2021||Porridge & Play BURNS Zoom Sessions|
|Mboho Ndito Akwa Ibom Scotland||£900.00||29/01/2021||Online Burns Night|
|Pumpherston Community Council||£1,000.00||29/01/2021||Burns themed afternoon tea|
|Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association||£800.00||30/01/2021||Online Burns Day and hampers|
|Freedom from Torture||£1,000.00||30/01/2021||Online Burns Night|
|Scottish Indian Arts Forum (SIAF)||£1,000.00||30/01/2021||Indo-Scottish Burns cultural festival|
|Sikhs in Scotland||£1,000.00||30/01/2021||Online Burns Night|
|Jhankar Beats||£970.00||30/01/2021||Indian and Scottish Burns Night|
|Organisation for Nepalese Culture and Welfare||£1,000.00||30/01/2021||Burns musical and arts programme|
|Giffnock & Newlands Hebrew Congregration||£800.00||30/01/2021||Kosher Burns Supper|
|African and Caribbean Elders Scotland||£850.00||30/01/2021||Online Burns Supper|
|Afroscots United||£700.00||31/01/2021||Online Burns Night|
|Mbikudi CIC||£900.00||31/01/2021||Virtual Burns Day Talent Show|