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  • The Scottish Government - Investing in Communities Fund

    Created: 01/06/2022, Updated: 06/06/2022

    The Investing in Communities Fund (ICF) aims to empower communities enabling them to tackle poverty, inequality and disadvantage on their own terms, in turn supporting inclusive growth.

    Funding priorities are focused at disadvantaged, rural and fragile communities across Scotland addressing the following areas:

    • tackling poverty and inequality, including child poverty
    • developing and sustaining place based approaches
    • community-led regeneration
    • ensuring a just transition to net zero

    The fund supports the revenue costs associated with community consultations, feasibility work, and the design and/or delivery of local community-identified and community-led projects and services that will address local challenges, priorities and needs.

    This is a significant opportunity for funding to support communities, up to £350k including up to £20k capital, over three years.  

    Who can apply

    Organisation eligibility

    • Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) - upload OSCR’s Certificate of Incorporation
    • Charity based in Scotland that is also a company limited by guarantee -  upload your Certificates of Incorporation from OSCR and Companies House
    • Charity based in Scotland that is also a Community Benefit Society regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - upload your Certificate of Incorporation from OSCR and your registration document from the Financial Conduct Authority
    • Community Interest Company - upload your Certificate of Incorporation from the Regulator of Community Interest Companies’ 
    • Community Council - upload your agreed Scheme of Establishment with the Local Authority and your written constitution

    Authorised person eligibility:

    If you are the authorised person in the applicant organisation submitting this application, upload a scanned signed letter on your organisation’s letter headed paper confirming this.

    If you are submitting this application on behalf of the authorised person in your  organisation, upload a scanned signed letter on your organisation’s letter headed paper. This letter must be from the authorised person named on your application form and must confirm you are authorised to submit this application

    How to apply

    Application form and guidance on The Scottish Government website.

    When to apply

    Round 2 will close at 14:00 on 28 June 2022.

     




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