Published: 10th May 2019

Community groups and projects in Scotland can now apply to the new £11.5m Investing in Communities Fund to help tackle disadvantage, poverty and inequality. It’s hoped the fund will encourage community-led development and sustainable local solutions that address local issues, circumstances and aspirations, such as out-of-school provision, activities and workshops, community cafes and improved job opportunities. Grants of up to £250,000 are available over three years and the deadline is June 14. Scotland Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said: ‘We know that the best people to decide how to tackle local challenges are the people who live and work in the area. ‘The introduction of this flexible, multi-year fund is the result of listening to the views of people in many different communities. It will enable community groups to make sustainable and impactful changes by providing them with the resources they need, when they need them. ‘It will empower communities to have … (To read the full article, subscribe below)