Closing Date: Friday, 14 September, 2018 - 12:00
Maximum Available: £300
Information Source: Voluntary Action Fund

The Voluntary Action Fund is delighted to manage the Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government Public Bodies and Public Service Reform Division. 

Democracy Matters: Your Community. Your Ideas. Your Future.

People in Scotland are being invited to join a conversation about community decision making to help make public services more locally focused. The Democracy Matters conversation is a joint venture between the Scottish Government, COSLA and the community sector. The conversation forms part of the Scottish Government Local Governance Review.

The Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund is a specific investment that will contribute to the Democracy Matters conversation. The aim of the Fund is to encourage local community groups to contribute to the conversation.

The Fund

Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund provides grants of up to £300 (in exceptional circumstances up to £500) to small voluntary organisations and community groups in Scotland to help them hold a meeting/event with a group of five or more people to discuss what matters to them in relation to democracy.

Groups and voluntary organisations with a turnover of up to £100,000 can apply for a grant to run an event and cover costs such as venue hire, catering, childcare and inclusive communication such as interpreters.  Further information is available on the attached Promotional Flyer or on the VAF website

The deadline for applications is Friday, 14 September 2018.