The Scottish Government Funding - Investing in Communities Fund is reopening

The Investing in Communities Fund aims to support community anchor organisations based in the places they serve by delivering activity across the following four areas for action in our most disadvantaged and fragile communities across Scotland:

· tackling poverty and inequality;

· sustaining place-based approaches;

· community-led regeneration;

· ensuring a just transition to net zero.

The team will be holding webinar sessions for interested stakeholders and prospective applicants to provide an overview of the fund’s aims, eligibility criteria, and the application process prior to its anticipated opening for applications next calendar year. The webinars will also include time for Q&A. There will also be time for interested organisations to develop quality collaborative place-based proposals in conjunction with local partner organisations.

The introductory webinars will last one hour and are planned for 1030-1130 on Tuesday 30 November 2021 and 1400-1500 on Wednesday 8 December 2021. Please register on the links below:

Tuesday 30 November 2021 – 10.30am – 11.30am – Register Now

Wednesday 8 December 2021 – 2.00pm – 3.00pm – Register Now

A copy of the presentation slides will be accessible on the Investing in Communities Fund webpage prior to the first event so that interested organisations have the opportunity to consider any questions they may wish to ask during these sessions. The current version of the fund’s guidance note and FAQ will also be accessible on the ICF webpage by mid December 2021.

For anyone encountering problems completing the registration process please email the team directly.