The Aspiring Communities Fund is now open for applications with a deadline for submissions of 5pm on Friday 7 April 2017. Copies of application forms and guidance can be downloaded from the Aspiring Communities web page.
The fund’s web page states that Aspiring Communities “will help enable community bodies and third sector organisations in our most deprived and fragile communities to develop and deliver long-term local solutions that address local priorities and needs, increase active inclusion and build on the assets of local communities to reduce poverty and to enable inclusive growth. Successful projects will put communities first by involving local people in the process and support the aims of the Fairer Scotland Action Plan to change deep seated, multi-generational deprivation, poverty and inequalities”.
Information events on the Fund are being held across Scotland, and downloadable registration forms are also available on the web page. Please continue to check the website for booking details as once venues are confirmed we will open the events for bookings.
The Fund documentation should help you decide if this funding is suitable for your organisation and activity. You should carefully check the eligibility criteria for this fund as we will not be able to accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
If you have any questions about the Fund, please email the Aspiring Communities mailbox at AspiringCommunities@gov.scot.