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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
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.
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.