The Scottish Government - Investing in Communities Fund

Summary

The Investing in Communities Fund (ICF) is a new streamlined communities fund that is delivered as part of the Empowering Communities Programme. The fund aims to empower communities enabling them to tackle poverty, inequality and disadvantage on their own terms, in turn supporting inclusive growth. The fund aims to promote a more responsive, community-led place-based approach. It aims to tackle poverty in all its forms. However, the Scottish Government prioritises a number of specific themes within this context including child poverty, fuel poverty and food insecurity.


Fund details

Status:
Open
Type:
Grant
Source:
Statutory
When to apply:
The fund is open for applications from 7 May until 14 June 2019 with grant offers expected to commence in September this year.
Next deadline:
14 Jun 2019
Charities only:
No
Website:
https://www.gov.scot/policies/community-empowerment/empowering-communities-fund/
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
No funder phone number
How to apply
Application form and guidance on the website.
Exclusions
Statutory bodies, individuals and sole traders, community organisations based outside Scotland, and non-departmental public bodies are not eligible to apply.

Fund award sizes

Minimum:
£3,000
Maximum:
£250,000
Average:
No average provided
Annually awarded:
£11,500,000
Notes on award amounts:
Grants of up to £250,000 are available over three years.The total fund value for each of the years 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 is approximately £11.5 million.

Organisation

Name:
The Scottish Government
Website:
https://www.gov.scot
Email:
No funder email address
Phone:
0300 244 4000
Address:
Victoria Quay, , Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ


Geographical Areas

  • Scotland

Activities

  • Housing and shelter
  • Advising and informing
  • Advocacy
  • Citizenship and community involvement
  • Financial advice and support
  • Social care and welfare
  • Justice, equality and law

Beneficiaries

  • Carers
  • Children
  • Economically/socially disadvantaged
  • Families
  • Homeless or badly housed
  • People in poverty