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Inverclyde Community Fund Awards A Further £3,500 Of Grants to Support Local Groups


Police Scotland Youth Volunteers Inverclyde (Taken Pre-Covid-19)

Seven local groups from across Inverclyde are celebrating after the Inverclyde Community Fund (ICF) released just under £3,500 of vital funds to support their projects.


The fund, which relaunched in March 2020 provides funding for both local activities and COVID-19 related projects.


In June, 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, taking the total awards since relaunching to just over £12,000, ensuring funds are making their way to those that are most in need.


The successful groups in June were:


  • Port Glasgow Juniors – Support towards pitch hire and associated costs.

  • Police Scotland Youth Volunteers – Funding towards transport costs and boots.

  • Inverclyde Faith in Throughcare (I FiT) – Support for vulnerable people during Covid-19.

  • World Walking – Support to enhance the World Walking app platform.

  • 32nd Greenock & District Scouts – Support towards adapting premises.

  • Wemyss Bay Community Centre – Providing Covid-19 Activity Packs.

  • Man On Inverclyde – Help with mobile phones and running costs.


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


“These are further vital funding awards to support the ongoing running costs as well as response to the Covid-19 pandemic.


“The Trustees are delighted to see the volume of awards increasing through to ICF, something which we are promoting to share its availability to local groups.


“It is a vital time for many groups and volunteers, and we would again implore as many of them to consider applying to the fund to see if we can support their aims and those most at need across Inverclyde.”


Audrey Paul, Police Scotland Youth Volunteers and Special Constable Coordinator said:

“We’d like to thank Inverclyde Community Fund for granting PSYV Inverclyde assistance with the purchase of boots and transport costs for our volunteers.


“This is absolutely wonderful news and the youths were over the moon to hear of this as it enables all of us to volunteer at events in the future.”


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.


Anyone interested in applying for funding support should visit the Inverclyde Community Fund website – www.inverclydecommunityfund.org.

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