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Inverclyde Community Fund Awards £5,000 Of Grants to Support Local Group’s Activities

Image of Children in Poverty Inverclyde taken pre-COVID-19

The fund, which was first created in 2012 by CVS Inverclyde, relaunched in March 2020 with funding available for both local activities and COVID-19 related projects.

Earlier this month, ICF was successful in its bid to be part of Oak Tree Housing Association’s successful £140,000 application to the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund.

As a result, ICF has been able to provide even more funding on the initial £3,500 awarded in April 2020, taking the total awards since relaunching to just under £9,000, ensuring funds are making their way to those most in need.

The successful groups in May were:

  • Kidron Project – Purchase of Zoom Licenses for users and counsellors.

  • Wellington Allotment Gardens – Purchase of Hot Bin for educational use.

  • Greenock Cricket Club – Support for Indoor facilities during winter.

  • Children in Poverty Inverclyde – Creation of a sports day post-COVID-19.

  • Inverclyde Ramblers – Transport and operational costs for vulnerable people.

  • Kayos Youth Theatre – Purchase of a mobile piano and speaker.

  • Lyle Gateway – Protective screens for vulnerable users.

  • Inverclyde Cricket Club – Support for indoor facilities during winter.

  • Police Scotland Youth Volunteers – Funding support for uniforms.

  • The Ripe Club – Support for shielding users from COVID-19.

  • Renfrewshire Speakers Club – Support for S3 Speaking Competition.

  • Inverclyde Youth for Christ – Purchase of a Camcorder and Tripod

Commenting on the awards, Eleanor Robertson, Chair of Inverclyde Community Fund, said:

“We are delighted to see the volume of awards increasing through to ICF, something which the Trustees are working hard to promote to share their availability.

“All of these projects will provide the much-needed support and enhancements to those that need them the most, and we wish all of the group's success with their aims.

“I would again invite as many local organisations to consider applying to the fund to see if we can support their aims and further help the third sector and those most vulnerable across Inverclyde.”

ICF provides grants of up to £500 for community groups and voluntary organisations, for whom a small grant can make a difference through supporting projects and activities which demonstrably benefit Inverclyde people and communities.

The fund accepts applications at all times with groups looking to receive a grant knowing within 2-4 weeks as to whether they have been successful.

Any groups interest in applying for funding support, click here.

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