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Comic Relief 
Community Cash

Background

Comic Relief is working with Foundation Scotland to distribute £100,000 Community Cash Programme to support community groups across Scotland.  

Comic Relief Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations working in disadvantaged or deprived areas in Scotland that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives.

Aim

We believe that local people know what is needed in their community and are best placed to make any changes.

Having lots of activities happening in an area brings vibrancy to a local community, which can make it a better place to live. We are also aware that many people are undertaking great work in their area but often struggle to get the support they need.

We therefore want to support community groups undertaking work that helps people of all ages feel more included in their community, builds their skills and increases their sense of achievement.

Here are just a few examples of the kinds of group we’re looking for (this is not an exhaustive list):

  •        parent and toddler groups

  •        dad and lads groups

  •        youth groups

  •        elderly groups

  •        community garden/in bloom groups

Priorities

Grants can support a wide range of costs, including running costs, specific project costs (new or existing project), or equipment (again just a few examples).

Exclusions

The programme will not fund:

  • Organisations who are currently in receipt of a grant direct from Comic Relief

  • Projects which start before August 2017

  • Individuals

  • Advancement of religion or politics (including requests to support the core activities of religious or political groups) 

  • The repayment of loans or payment of debts

  • Retrospective funding i.e. costs already incurred/activities already taken place

  • Trips abroad 

  •  Major capital/building costs; including access adaptations to buildings.

  • Purchase of any vehicles

  • Payments towards areas generally understood to be the responsibility of statutory authorities including schools i.e. projects that take place in school, during school hours and/or only for the benefit of the pupils will not be considered. PTAs/Parent Councils can apply, if appropriately constituted, but must evidence the project has genuine wider community benefit.

  • Groups who will then distribute the funds as grants or bursaries 

  •  General fundraising appeals or activities

  • Applications that are for the sole benefit to flora and fauna. Applicants are invited to demonstrate the direct benefit to the local community and/or service users in cases where the grant application is concerned with flora and fauna. 

  • Projects which do not benefit people in Scotland

 

 

Timescales

This fund has now closed.

How to Apply

This fund has now closed.

 

 

 

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