Families and Communities Fund opens for applications

The  new Scottish Government Families and Communities Fund is now open for applications.

The fund will run from April 2020 to March 2023, with up to £16m being available per annum.

The funding is targeted at registered Scottish charities (that are also a company limited by guarantee or a SCIO) which deliver work of national significance.

The Families and Communities Fund will support the delivery of activities which contribute to improved outcomes for children, young people and their families through:

  • Delivery of prevention and early intervention
  • Providing parenting and family support
  • Supporting development of, and maintaining positive healthy relationships
  • Contributing to positive and sustained support for children and young people to achieve their potential under the Getting it right for every child wellbeing indicators (safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible, included)
  • Preventing adverse childhood experiences and providing trauma-informed support to people affected.

And to support Community Learning and Development (CLD) through:

  • Prevention and early intervention through youth work and adult learning and community capacity building
  • Support to, and delivery of, lifelong, lifewide, learner-centred adult learning
  • Using asset-based approaches to work with young people, adult learners or with communities to plan and co-design learning or capacity building opportunities.

The full criteria for the fund along with guidance about the different aspects of it is available at www.corra.scot/grants/families-and-communities-fund/

There are four information sessions that are available for sign up:

  • Glasgow on Tuesday 18th June at 1.30pm
  • Dundee on Monday 24th June at 1.30pm
  • Edinburgh on Wednesday 26th June at 1.30pm
  • Webinar on Thursday 27th June at 2.00pm

Organisations that think they fit the fund criteria can book a place at one of these using the link on Corra Foundation’s website – link above.

Key dates for the fund:

  • Applications must be received by 2pm on 24th September 2019. Only online applications received by this time will be accepted
  • Funding board’s decisions in mid-December 2019.
  • The funding will start in April 2020.

All applications must show a direct link to at least one National Outcome in Scotland’s National Performance Framework. The five National Outcomes that are most relevant to this Fund are:

  • We grow up loved, safe and respected so that we realise our full potential
  • We live in communities that are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe
  • We are well educated, skilled and able to contribute to society
  • We respect, protect and fulfil human rights and live free from discrimination and
  • We tackle poverty by sharing opportunities, wealth and power more equally.