Voluntary Action Fund has announced the launch of the new Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government.
The aim of the £500,000 one-year Fund is to support community-based projects tackling social isolation. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to voluntary and community groups (including social enterprises) for projects that achieve at least one of the following outcomes:
- An increase in social connectedness of people experiencing disadvantage
- A reduction in the effects of social isolation in people experiencing disadvantage.
The deadline for applications is Friday 20th May 2016.
For further information, or to apply, please visit the Voluntary Action Fund website.