Comic Relief Local Communities Programme

Comic Relief Local Communities Programme

Not for profit organisations such as community groups, resident associations, community centres, social enterprises, CIC's and credit unions can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 from the Comic Relief Local Communities Programme. The programme aims to empower local people enabling them to create lasting change in their communities. The Foundation Scotland is one of the delivery partners and will be delivering the programme across Scotland. The priorities of the programme are to improve people's life skills, education, employability and enterprise; maximise people's ability to strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity; provide people with opportunities to access local services, achieve greater social justice and to reduce inequality, exclusion and disadvantage; and advance people's physical and Projects should be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and priority will be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community. To be eligible organisations need to have an annual income of less than £250,000 pa. PTAs/Parent Councils can apply if appropriately constituted but must evidence the project has genuine wider community benefit. A Local Communities grant must be at least 30% of the total cost of the project.

Deadline: 31st October 2016 https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/comic-relief.aspx