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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

Inverclyde Windfarm Fund

Inverclyde Community Fund has set aside funds from the Inverclyde Windfarm Fund in 2023 for Sustainable Development Grants.


Grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded for the best sustainable development projects that focus on making a difference and that are likely to have a positive impact in the future. 

Organisations based in, and individuals resident in Inverclyde are eligible to apply. 

ICF expects to award around 6 grants to organisations and individuals through Sustainable Development Grants. This is a rolling programme and grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis to the best projects until all the funding has been allocated.

Anyone interested in applying for a Sustainable Development Grant should read the Information and Guidance. 

Sustainable Development Grants: About Us

CASE STUDIES

Sustainable Development Grants Awarded

Sustainable Development Grants: Projects
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GREENOCK MORTON COMMUNITY TRUST

£4,000 Award

WHAT WE CAN SUPPORT

Sustainable Development Grants

WHO CAN APPLY

Trustees of ICF are keen to ensure that projects supported through this funding make a real difference.


For this funding, you should:

  • Be a voluntary sector organisation and/or a community group in Inverclyde.

  • Be an individual living in Inverclyde.


Organisations do not need to be registered charities but do have to satisfy our definition of a voluntary organisation which:

  • has a positive community purpose;

  • has a constitution or founding document;

  • has a bank account in the name of the organisation;

  • is run by an unpaid (or mostly unpaid) committee;

  • is not set up to distribute profit to shareholders; and

  • is not run by or affiliated with a political party or a government body.

TURNOVER

Please note there is a business turnover limit of £500,000 per annum for applicants to the Sustainable Development Grants. 

If your organisation is above this threshold, then you should apply to the general Inverclyde Community Fund via the below button.

WHAT ACTIVITIES WE WILL FUND

Sustainable Development Grants will only be awarded to projects or activities that meet specific sustainable development priorities: 

  1. The Environment 

  2. Renewable Energy 

  3. Energy Efficiency 

  4. Sustainable Development - This includes activity that makes a difference to: 

    • Community or Society

    • The Economy

    • Culture

WHEN TO APPLY?

ICF expects to award around 6 grants to organisations and individuals through Sustainable Development Grants.

We would advise that although the funding could be open until 15th September 2023, you should get your application in as early as possible.

HOW TO APPLY - ORGANISATIONS

Organisations wishing to apply should complete and submit an application form and supporting documents.


To apply to the Inverclyde Community Fund complete the attached form below and send it with:

  • Governing document (constitution, memorandum & articles, or rules)

  • A copy of your last annual report/finance statement/annual accounts.

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Email:           


apply@inverclydecommunityfund.org


Post:  

           

Inverclyde Community Fund

c/o Inverclyde Community Hub

75-81 Cathcart Street,

Greenock,

PA15 1DE


Alternatively, you can hand it in to the above address, marked for the attention of Inverclyde Community Fund.

HOW TO APPLY - INDIVIDUALS

There is a 2 stage process for individuals who wish to apply. 

Stage 1: Individuals should phone ICF on 01475 866140 to discuss their project idea with one of our Trustees. They will advise you if you are eligible to apply, and if your project meets the criteria.

Stage 2: If the applicant and the project are eligible, you will be asked to complete a Sustainable Development Grants Application Form for Individuals below.

If you need further information, call 01475 866140 and speak to one of our Trustees.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

  • Sustainable Development Grants launch 1st August 2023

  • Applications open from 4th August 2023

  • Final deadline for applications by 15th September 2023

  • Assessments and decisions will be made on an ongoing basis

  • Projects must start within 2 months of receipt of the grant

  • Projects should be completed within 12 months of receipt of grant

  • An End of Grant Report must be completed and returned to ICF at the end of the project. If an End of Grant Report is not completed within 12 months, the grant must be returned to ICF.

  • Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis by the Sustainable Development Grants Panel, which will recommend projects for a grant that best fit the funding priorities. Depending on the number of applications received, ICF will strive to assess each application and reach a decision within 4 weeks.

Contact
Sustainable Development Grants: List
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