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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

Inverclyde Windfarm Fund

*Applications for organisations are now closed, but individuals can still apply.*

Inverclyde Community Fund has set aside £40,000 from the Inverclyde Windfarm Fund in 2022 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. 

Who can apply?

  • Voluntary sector organisations and community groups in Inverclyde

  • An individual living in Inverclyde. 

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

 

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 2 to individuals through this funding.

We would advise that although the funding could be open until 7th October 2022, you should get your application in as early as possible.

HOW TO APPLY - ORGANISATIONS

*Please note this fund is currently closed to 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:

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

  • A copy of your constitution/governing document.

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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: Call 01475 866140 to speak to one of our Trustees about your ideas.

Stage 2: If you and the project are eligible to apply for a grant you should complete and submit an application form.

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