Eleven groups from across Inverclyde are celebrating after the Inverclyde Community Fund (ICF) released £22,000 of vital winter grants to help them support members of the community during the current financial crisis.
The £2,000 grants which are part of the Inverclyde Windfarm Fund that is administered by ICF, were awarded between December 2022 and January 2023.
ICF provides grants for community groups and voluntary organisations, for projects and activities that make a demonstrable difference to the people, communities, and environment of Inverclyde.
A full list of the grants awarded are:
Children in Poverty Inverclyde
32nd Greenock and District Scouts Group
Starter Packs Inverclyde
Branchton Community Centre
Craigend Resource Centre
Inverkip Community Initiative
Port Glasgow Foodbank
ICDT The Trust Port Glasgow Pantry
ICDT The Trust Greenock Pantry
Commenting on the special awards, Keith Wimbles, Trustee of Inverclyde Community Fund, said:
“These grants provide further vital funding at a time when many local organisations are struggling with multiple rising costs.
“While limited to £2,000, the grants are critical for the groups receiving them and have been warmly welcomed.
“The board of Trustees is deeply troubled about the challenges many local groups face currently, and these awards enable ICF to continue to support our communities when they need us most.”
The organisation has now also been awarded Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) status as it grows into its third year following its relaunch in 2020.
ICF accepts applications at all times throughout the year, with groups receiving a decision about their applications within 2-4 weeks.
“Our Trustees are delighted to see the increase in the number of ICF awards, something which we are promoting to local groups.” Keith continued.
“This is a challenging time for many groups and their volunteers, and we want to encourage them to consider applying to the Inverclyde Windfarm Fund to help us support some of the most vulnerable communities across Inverclyde.”