Please click on the following headings for some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) with regard the Glasgow Communities Fund.
We consider that the sums involved in our Fund require a further level of governance to minimise the risks to both the organisations (and directors/trustees running them) and the council. We do however recognise that there are a substantial number of unincorporated organisations working across the city and that this is an appropriate governance structure for them in accordance with their objectives.
Following feedback however, we can confirm that we will accept applications from unincorporated organisations to the Fund subject to:
Given this position, the deadline for applications to the Fund will now be extended until:
Yes. New organisations can apply. However they must meet the eligibility criteria and be able to provide minutes from their most recent Board/Committee meeting, a copy of their latest bank statement, a signed and dated copy of their governing document.
Yes. Organisations that have not received funding from Glasgow City Council and meet the eligibility criteria can apply.
These could be incorporated organisations such as colleges, housing associations and social enterprises that may have a governance structure other than those that have been identified.
Whilst we expect the vast majority of applications to be requesting between £20,000 and £200,000 per annum, there may be a minority of applications that require more than £200,000 from the Fund. We expect a strong justification for this to be provided in the application form and in particular the questions included in Section B (Your Project).
You can sign the application form by simply typing the name of the signatory into the appropriate box. There is no need to sign this in any other way including uploading images, printing/scanning etc.
The elements of the budget template that require your input are not password protected. Only the 'information' cells which do not require input are password protected - these are shaded. For example, within the worksheet titled "2. Budget" the cells in Row 6 are shaded, and password protected. These cells will be automatically populated when you complete Worksheets 3, 4 and 5 (if applicable).
Glasgow City Council has an upper data limit of 15MB for accepting and sending emails. The Application Pack documents should come under this total and delivery will be made without issue.
Some organisations are experiencing difficulties due to the type of supporting documents they are submitting as they are large and exceed the 15MB total. In order to avoid your email being rejected, please consider zipping your documents before submitting.
How to ZIP your files (Using Windows PC)
1. Save documents into one folder
2. Right click on the folder
3. Select send to Compressed (zipped) folder
This will create a zipped folder which you can attach to your email and send to email@example.com.
Please note that you will receive an automatic reply to your submission, indicating that you should accept the email as acknowledgement of receipt of your application (please also check your "junk mail" for this auto-response). If you do not receive an automatic reply then please contact the inbox on firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no restriction on the characters or words that can be inputted into each text box however the size of the box is indicative of the amount of text we anticipate being provided.
We can assure you that all information submitted in your application form will be visible to us and taken into account as part of the assessment.
All information in relation to your submission should be included in your application form and not submitted as supplementary information. The application form format does not allow you to cut and paste tables or diagrams, therefore this information should be presented as text.
You should select 'Other' from the drop-down menu and state your governance structure in the text box.
Due to the timeframes that we are working to, we are unable to approve any requests for extensions.
Area Partnership funding will continue to be available throughout the year and more information on this is available here. Also, GCVS provide First Tuesday funding advice sessions which you could attend to find out about other funding opportunities. More information on First Tuesday is available here.