Scotland Loves Local Fund open

A new £1 million ‘Scotland Loves Local’ fund will provide grants of between £500 and £5,000 to hundreds of projects to promote town centre and online businesses. The funding aims to support small scale improvements that will help motivate people to shop, eat and relax within their community whilst ensuring public health safety.

Grants can be put towards providing safe shopping information for residents and tourists, the installation of public health infrastructure such as protective screens, physical distancing markers, hand sanitising equipment and PPE.

The fund closes on November 25th, for guidance go to https://www.scotlandstowns.org/scotland_loves_local_fund_application_form_and_guidance

Small Lotteries Guidance

Small lotteries guidance confirms that virtual tickets can be sold –Lotteries may involve the issuing of physical or virtual tickets to participants (a virtual ticket being non-physical, for example in the form of an email or text message). The purchaser of a small society lottery ticket must receive a document which identifies:

  • the name of the promoting society;
  • the price of the ticket (must be the same for all tickets);
  • the name and address of the member of the society who is designated as having responsibility at the society for promoting small lotteries, or (if there is one) the external lottery manager; and
  • either the date of the draw, or enables the date to be determined.

The guidance above speaks about email or text message, I would safely assume that a facebook message would also be fine.  You will still need a licence that CVG can provide if you are selling tickets before the event, for further info on when a lotteries licence is required see below.  Hope this helps but please get in touch if there are any questions. allan@cvg.org.uk or helen@cvg.org.uk

Robertson Trust

Robertson Trust is now open for applications. The funds available are:

Wee Grants

For constituted community groups and charities with an annual income of less than £25,000

  • Funding of up to £2,000 for one year only
  • Could cover revenue* or capital costs to support your work.

Small Grants

  • Revenue funding* of between £2,000 and £15,000 for up to five years
  • Unrestricted or restricted* funding
  • Can include the costs of equipment to support your work.

Large Grants

For registered charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £2 million

  • Revenue funding* of between £15,000 and £50,000 for up to five years
  • Unrestricted or restricted funding*
  • Can include the costs of equipment to support your work.

Community Vehicle Grants

Annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million, Funding of up to £10,000 for a vehicle to support your work.

Community Building Grants

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million
  • Capital funding of up to £75,000 towards ‘community hubs’.

*Definitions:
Revenue funding is used to cover the costs of providing day-to-day services. We can provide revenue funding in two ways:
Unrestricted: can be spent on annual running costs of your organisation, such as salaries, heating, lighting, services, consumables and small items of equipment.
Restricted funding: can only be used for a specific project, activity or designated purpose, as applied for or designated by us.For full guidance go to https://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/funding/our-funds/