(from the Scottish Government website)
An additional £350 million will go to those most affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The funding will be made available to councils, charities, businesses and community groups and designed to be flexible, cutting down on red tape to enable them to respond swiftly and according to local need for people impacted economically or through reduced contact with society, including anyone struggling to access food.
Read more here: https://www.gov.scot/news/helping-communities-affected-by-covid-19/
(Adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
Funds are available in each of the three Neighbourhood Partnership Community Grants Funds for the South East Locality. These funds will be available until the end of March 2018. The Neighbourhood Partnership can award grants of up to £5,000: organisations and groups can use these for local community activity that supports the work of the Partnership and/or the Locality Improvement Plan.
For information on the process and an application form, please visit:
The Scottish Government has decided not to register this scheme (Facebook) in the Register of Community Interests in Land. SG’s reasoning includes:
- lack of steps with a view to transferring the land
- lack of satisfaction that it is in the public interest to register this interest in the Register.
Click to see the full SG response.
(adapted from a communication from the Scottish Government)
Community groups, third sector organisations and local authorities are invited to apply for Scottish Government’s Making Places funding. The initiative encourages communities to participate in the development of their local
Since 2011-12 the Scottish Government has run a grant scheme that helped to fund the delivery of design charrettes in communities across Scotland. Charrettes bring together the community, other key stakeholders and design
professionals to develop viable proposals to improve their place. However, the Scottish Government recognise that the charrette approach is only one method of enabling participation in placemaking.
Communities have different needs at different times and may require support not just in developing a vision for their place, but also at the stages before and after this. Continue reading