Fairer Scotland Fund – deadline extended

The deadline for applying to the Fairer Scotland Engagement Fund has been extended to 16th November.

The Fund is now being opened up to organisations with an annual income of up to £250,000 to host a discussion and ensure as many voices as possible are heard. Events should take place by 23 November and reports submitted by 27 November.

Through Fairer Scotland, the Scottish Government aims to create a place where people are healthier, happier and treated with respect; and where opportunities, wealth and power are spread more equally. To achieve this, Fairer Scotland needs YOUR views.

Organising an event couldn’t be easier. Simply book a venue, invite at least five people, discuss the following questions and record their views:

  • what are the issues that matter most to you?
  • what do you think needs to be done?
  • how can you and your community play a role in helping to shape our future?

The views you gather will be sent to the Scottish Government as part of a series of events and conversations to help create a fairer Scotland by 2030.

Eligible costs for an event include venue hire, refreshments, interpreter, facilitator, childcare, equipment hire, travel expenses and promotional materials. In total, costs of £75 – £300 (or £500 for larger events) can be claimed.

Constituted organisations with an annual income of up to £250,000 can apply, or larger organisations can apply on behalf of un-constituted groups.

Find out more.