Scotland’s smallest community and voluntary groups!
Reminder: Application deadline for Community Grant 2016-17 is this Thursday 25th August
Community Grant Fund 2016-17
This fund is about to close so get your skates on lads if you haven’t filled it in already– closing date 5 pm on Thursday, 25 August 2016
The Community Grant Fund is aimed at Scotland’s smallest community and voluntary groups that make a vital difference to their communities. Their activities keep communities vibrant and encourage community empowerment and participation, providing essential local services whilst contributing to social capital, resilience and well-being.
The grant’s focus is on supporting and building the capacity of Scotland’s smallest volunteer-led groups, with an income of less than £25,000 per year. Groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for a wide range of costs or activities that will help sustain or develop their activities.
Priority will be given to groups that work:
* With health or disability issues;
* For the benefit of people protected under the 2010 Equality Act (Age; Disability; Race; Faith; Sex or Sexual orientation, etc.)
* With families and young people; and
* With older people.
Groups can apply for funding for a wide variety of activities or operational costs, depending on their greatest need.
VAF is particularly keen to fund activities that will help build and develop strong organisations – e.g. training for committee members and volunteers, visits to other organisations and conferences or professional support and consultancy.
Groups could also apply for the cost of equipment, costumes or uniforms, classes or training, counselling, furniture, toys, safety equipment, field trips or venue hire.
We expect to make around 60 grant awards. The grant must be spent before 31st March 2017.
Applications for the Community Grant Fund should be received by 5pm on Thursday 25th August 2016. The application form and guidance notes can be downloaded below
For any further information please give our Volunteering Team a call on 01383 620780 or contact them via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Grants Team
Tel: 01383 620780
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