The new Families and Communities Fund will open for applications on Thursday 06 June at 9.30am.
The fund will run from April 2020 to March 2023, with up to £16m being available per annum. The funding is targeted at registered Scottish charities (that are also a company limited by guarantee or a SCIO) which deliver work of national significance.
The Families and Communities Fund will support the delivery of activities which contribute to improved outcomes for children, young people and their families through:
Delivery of prevention and early intervention
Providing parenting and family support
Supporting development of, and maintaining positive healthy relationships
Contributing to positive and sustained support for children and young people to achieve their potential under the Getting it right for every child wellbeing indicators (safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible, included)
Preventing adverse childhood experiences and providing trauma-informed support to people affected.
And to support Community Learning and Development (CLD) through:
Prevention and early intervention through youth work and adult learning and community capacity building
Support to, and delivery of, lifelong, life-wide, learner-centred adult learning
Using asset-based approaches to work with young people, adult learners or with communities to plan and co-design learning or capacity building opportunities.
The full criteria for the fund along with guidance about the different aspects of it is available here.