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people affected by dementia (including carers) in the planning, delivery and evaluation of the community. Examples of the kinds of projects the fund will consider for support are provided in the online guidance documents. Applications must be submitted online by 30th March 2017. For more information visit: SANTANDER COMMUNITY PLUS FUND (UK) UK registered charities can apply for a grant of up to £5,000. The funding must be for a specific project that helps disadvantaged people. For example, this could be for a piece of equipment or to pay for the costs of a part time sessional worker. To apply, just visit any Santander branch and complete a nomination form. The completed form should be dropped into the box provided in your local branch. There are no closing dates and entries will be regularly considered by a panel of staff drawn from across the region. Successful charities will be notified within 2 months of submitting their nomination. For more information visit:: FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY AMENITIES The FCC Scottish Action Fund makes grants of between £2,000 and £50,000 to the following types of projects: Land Reclamation Community Recycling Public Amenities and Parks Biodiversity Historic Buildings. For Public Amenity, Biodiversity and Historic Buildings, projects must be within 10 miles of any landfill site or transfer station. Funding can be used for contractors, materials, capital items, small items of equipment used by volunteers and staff to deliver the project, architect or design fees up to a maximum of 5% of the WREN funding request. Charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding as long as they are operated on a not-for-profit basis and have a formal constitution and bank account. In addition, Local Authorities can also apply. The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 22nd February 2017. You can find more information here: FUNDING TO IMPROVE LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND PROMOTE FINANCIAL INCLUSION The Bank of Scotland Foundation has announced its large grant making programme has re-opened for applications. The Foundations makes grants to support projects that improve and develop local communities and promote financial literacy and financial inclusion. The types of projects supported include: Initiatives designed to encourage the involvement in the community of those too often excluded Working with people on low incomes, at risk from poverty or with problems finding accommodation

And improving the standards of local facilities. Through the large grants making programme, grants of between £50,000 and £100,000 are available. Applications can only be accepted from charities registered in Scotland. The closing date for applications is midday on the 7th March 2017. For more information visit: ASPIRING COMMUNITIES FUNDS The Aspiring Communities Fund has re-opened for applications. The fund is part of the £29 million of funding available under the Fairer Scotland Action Plan and will support projects that promote innovative community-led initiatives. A total of £18.9 million is available. The Fund will help community groups and third sector organisations in the most deprived communities to develop and deliver long-term solutions that address local priorities and needs. The aim of this funding is to strengthen and empower communities, increase levels of economic activity, stimulate inclusive growth, local service provision and inclusion. There will be a series of information events around the country to enable those interested in this fund to learn more about it from Scottish Government officials and network with other groups interested in the fund. For further information, please click on the link below. The closing date for applications is the 7th April 2017. For more information visit: CASHBACK FOR CREATIVITY FUND (SCOTLAND) Creative Scotland has launched a £1.5 million CashBack for Creativity Targeted Fund that aims to tackle inequalities in the arts. Organisations in the arts, screen and creative industries can apply for up to £120,000 to support arts activities focusing on Scotland's most disadvantaged young people (aged 11-24). The fund is targeted at young people: From areas of deprivation Those who are unemployed, not in education or training Young people who have been excluded or are at risk of exclusion from school Young offenders Young people at risk of antisocial behaviour. Information sessions for applicants are being held in Dundee (27th Feb), Inverness (28th Feb), Edinburgh (2nd Mar) and Glasgow (3rd Mar). The deadline for applications is 3rd April 2017. For more information visit: Creative Scotland website

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