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Glasgow Communities Fund

Glasgow Communities Fund is a new communities fund that that is informed by the Glasgow City Council Strategic Plan, Glasgow Community Planning Partnership's Community Plan and the principles behind the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

 


Following feedback from stakeholders, we are pleased to confirm that we will accept applications from unincorporated organisations to the Fund subject to conditions set out in the updated Frequently Asked Questions.

In light of above and other feedback, we are also pleased to announce an extension to the deadline to Friday 25 October 2019 at 5pm for ALL applicants.


 

What are the aims of the Glasgow Communities Fund?

The Fund aims to tackle poverty and inequality through:

  • Building the skills, capacity and resilience of individuals and communities
  • Supporting activities and services that will enable and empower communities to become involved in the social, economic and cultural life of the city.

What are the Principles of the Fund?

In delivering these aims, the fund is guided by the following principles:

  • Communities are best placed to identify and deliver solutions that meet their needs
  • Community led organisations are vital to creating, empowering and sustaining resilient communities

Adopting a community-led approach to service development, planning and decision-making will enable the fund to be flexible thus ensuring that it is responsive to existing and emerging issues.

What are the Outcomes of the Fund?

The Fund has the following overarching outcomes:

  • People and communities have access to services, support and opportunities that improve their lives and well-being
  • People and communities are more self-reliant and are better able to identify ways to improve and take control of their lives and well-being
  • People are better able to gain the skills, capacity and confidence to play an active role in their communities
  • People and communities are better able to influence and participate in decision making and service development
  • People and communities are better able to identify and deliver solutions that meet their needs

What are the Priorities of the Fund?

The Fund is underpinned by two priority areas:

Improving Communities

Through this priority area we want to provide opportunities for communities and individuals to improve their lives by addressing the impact of barriers such as deprivation, disadvantage, exclusion, inequality and isolation.

We want to support services and activities that improve the health, well-being, social and/or economic position of communities and individuals that enables them to reach their full potential and play an active role in the city.

Resilient Communities

Through this priority area we want to provide opportunities for communities and individuals to actively participate within their local communities and empower them to identify and deliver solutions that meets their needs.

We want to support services and activities that strengthens resilience, encourages learning and skill development and increases aspirations and confidence of communities and individuals that enables them to reach their full potential and play an active role in the city

How do I Apply?

If you wish to apply to the fund, please proceed to the  Application Process.

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