Applications are now open for round two of the Investing in Communities Fund, part of the Scottish Government’s Empowering Communities Programme.
Investing in Communities provides funding of up to £350,000 aims to support communities to develop the resources and resilience to decide their own aspirations, priorities and solutions in response to the challenges that they face.
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.
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 deadline for this round of the Investing in Communities Fund is Tuesday 28 June, and you can find out more about the application process in this guidance note from the Scottish Government: https://www.gov.scot/publications/investing-in-communities-fund-round-two-draft-guidance-note/