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A new Scottish Government fund is now open to community groups to help tackle disadvantage, poverty and inequality in communities.

The Investing in Communities Fund is open for applications until Friday 14th June. The Fund encourages community-led development, design and delivery of sustainable local solutions addressing local issues, circumstances and aspirations across a broad range of community led activity.

Eligible applicants include community anchor organisations, community councils and third sector organisations and community social enterprises that re-invest profits generated in their local communities.

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Information on the Investing in Communities Fund

The minimum amount which can be applied for is £3,000 over a six month period, while the maximum is £250,000 over three consecutive years providing stability and recognising the need for longer term planning in some projects.

The funding is for 2019 to 2020. The fund is open for applications until 6 pm 14 June 2019 with grant offers expected to commence in September this year.

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 6 pm on 14 June 2019.

If you have any questions regarding this guidance and/or the application process please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download the application form, guidance notes and help notes

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