The Voluntary Action Fund in Scotland is launching a new Community Chest to provide grants to small community groups across Scotland.
Special priority will be given to applications from Clackmannanshire, Inverclyde or South Ayrshire. Grants will be for a maximum of £1000 and will only be given to groups with an annual income below £25,000.
The emphasis is on enabling groups to build their capacity, hold an event, or buy an essential piece of equipment that will enable them to improve their effectiveness, and with the money comes the opportunity to attend free workshops on subjects ranging from charity law to writing successful funding applications.
The Voluntary Action Fund, which up to the end of 2003 was called the Unemployed Voluntary Action Fund, is managing the Community Chest on behalf the Scottish Government.
There is an application form, and it and full details of the fund are available at
You can also call the Voluntary Action Fund and ask Patricia McKibben or Chris Smith, the Community Chest Grants Officer, about the Community Chest.
Voluntary Action Fund
Dunfermline Business Centre
Unit 14, Izatt Avenue
Tel: 01383 620780.
Closing date: Applications dealt with as received and you should allow 4-6 weeks for applications to be processed.
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