Faiths in Scotland Community Action Fund is now welcoming applications to it’s new rolling small grants scheme, aimed at quickly placing funds where they are needed most.
After having dispersed over one million pounds to faith based anti-poverty projects in Scotland, FiSCAF began a review of the effectiveness of its grant schemes, to attempt to identify not only how well FiSCAF is working, but what are the current needs of community groups at the front-line of anti-poverty work in Scotland.
FiCS Research and Strategy Officer Andrew Whittet said;
“We had some very helpful, and honest conversations with partners, and through these we felt the pressure that so many small community groups face. If you’re running a food distribution service and your cooker breaks, you can’t afford to wait upwards of three months for a new one, in that time you may have lost connections with people that could have taken years to build.”
In response to this feedback FiSCAF undertook a lengthy restructuring of its existing small grants. The new small grants scheme, which is currently open to faith based charities with a turnover of £30,000 or less, can be applied to at any time, and guarantees a determination on your application within 6 weeks.
We are excited about the potential of the new small grants scheme, and hope that through it we can make a real difference to smaller community groups in Scotland.
To find out more about FiSCAF’s small grants scheme click here