The fund is now open for small grants of up to £500 to tackle sectarianism anywhere in Scotland.
Sense Over Sectarianism (SOS) is a partnership with funding from the Scottish Government that gives grants to projects anywhere in Scotland that challenge sectarianism and bigotry.
SOS aims to enable individuals or organisations to challenge the existing attitudes, hate behaviour and assumptions that contribute to bigotry, sectarianism and division within society. It will make individuals aware of their role through language, actions and behaviour in determining the shape their society takes. It will empower individuals to bring down these barriers within their own lives through working towards community cohesion.
There is no set idea of what a project might be. It could be based on sport, drama, art, discussion, music or any other bright idea you might have. The criteria for assessment is based on what the project can achieve rather than what ‘shape’ it takes.