Forth Valley COVID-19 Partnership: Funding

Information from Stirling Council Community Development Team

The Forth Valley COVID-19 Partnership has launched a new grants programme, distributing funds to support communities and people affected by COVID-19 outside of hospital.

The Forth Valley Covid-19 Partnership consists of the NHS Forth Valley Endowment Fund (better known as Forth Valley Giving), the three Third Sector Interfaces (CVS Falkirk, SVE and CTSI), and both Health and Social Care Partnerships operating in the Forth Valley.

Together they will oversee the new Community Partnership Grants Programme, which will distribute £126,000 of local grants, and is open to any registered charity, community interest company (CIC), community or voluntary group with a bank account delivering services in the Forth Valley area.

The grants are only open to organisations offering support to the following types of work:

  • support for unpaid carers
  • people affected by drugs and alcohol
  • people isolated and lonely
  • groups helping with wellbeing and mental health community support
  • suicide prevention
  • bereavement and end of life support

Phase One will offer seven grants up to £15,000 each, with Phase Two offering small (up to £2,000) and micro grants (up to £1,000).

The closing date for Phase One is Monday 1st February. The launch of Phase Two will start on Tuesday 2nd February and close on Friday 26th February.

For more information, see the full guidance notes which include details on submitting an expression of interests.

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Flanders Moss NNR We recently set out for a wintry squelch onto Flanders Moss in search of Christmas trees. Along the way, we found reindeers, elves and stars… of a fashion. In the video below, Bethia leads us for a festive wander, introduces some species and features of raised bogs, and highlights just how important […]

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#NationalPlan4Scot Youth Project

Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS) is a unique, independent and award-winning charity that helps people shape their communities by engaging with the planning system.

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