The Scottish Government Community Safety Unit is now inviting applications to the Tackling Sectarianism Fund from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018. Scottish Government remains firmly committed to tackling sectarianism and is specifically looking to continue to build on the achievements that have been made over the past few years.
The 2017-2018 specific criteria that applicants will be required to meet are that their project is able to add to their overall understanding of the nature and extent of sectarianism in modern Scotland by collecting data and evidence from their work. Applicants should explain how they believe that their initiative will add to this knowledge base which can include providing information on:
- The nature and extent of sectarianism in Scotland and specifically how it is understood in, and impacts on, individual communities across Scotland.
- The extent to which tackling sectarianism is a priority for individual communities and the level to which communities are prepared to engage in open and frank dialogue with one another on this issue.
- The effectiveness of different interventions, and what can be learned from interventions which fail to have the intended impact and how interventions can be mainstreamed successfully.
The fund is an open competitive fund and applications will be assessed by the Scottish Government and the Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) with the final decision to be made by Scottish Ministers. There is an upper limit of £82,000 and a lower limit of £20,000.
Who can apply?
The following organisations are eligible to apply: unincorporated and incorporated third sector organisations, community interest companies, SCIOs, statutory bodies and partnerships where the lead partner is a third sector organisation. If you are unsure as to whether your organisation is eligible for this fund, please contact VAF by email: TSFenquiries@vaf.org.uk or by phone: 01383 620780
Tackling Sectarianism Fund Application Form, Excel Budget Form, Delivery Plan and Guidance Notes, including full details of eligibility and how to apply for a grant can be downloaded from VAF’s website: www.voluntaryactionfund.org.uk
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 21st March 2017.
For further information, please contact VAF by phone: 01383 620780 or by email: TSFenquiries@vaf.org.uk