Bob Doris, SNP MSP for Glasgow, is calling on local organisations in Glasgow to make use of two new grant initiatives aimed at supporting community activities.
The Scottish Natural Heritage Community Action Grant scheme is for grants of between £1k and £20k for short term projects of 12 months or less. The grants are focused on getting more people and communities involved in outdoor recreation, volunteering and outdoor learning.
They are also targeted at action to improve, protect and manage habitats, species and landscapes. Projects that help record valuable information about local species and natural habitats can also benefit.
Also, vInspired Cashpoint is offering grants of up to £500 to give 14 – 25 year olds the chance to change their community for the better. Through their projects young people learn vital skills and confidence which will help them in their future careers and even to set up their own social enterprises. Grant recipients can work towards their vInspired Awards, which record hours and impact of social action to be added to CVs or job applications.
Mr Doris welcomed the announcement and expressed his hope that local groups and individuals seize the opportunity, saying
“These grants represent a good opportunity for a local group or individual with the right ambition to see it realised, with the support of one of these grants. Although different in approach, both of these initiatives share the goal of encouraging activity for the betterment of the community.
“I would encourage anyone with an idea of how best to put this money to use to apply."
The Scottish Natural Heritage Community Action Grant application system is now open and Community groups can apply, and access grant information and advice, on SNH’s website (www.snh.gov.uk).
vCashpoint is funding young people to set up their own community projects. Apply now http://vinspired.com/vcashpoint/opportunities/10066-vinspired-cashpoint/activities/157789-funding-for-your-project