Closing Date: Friday, 27 April, 2018 (All day)
Maximum Available: £

Under the Section 10 Grant scheme, the Assisted Communications Team have been allocated £115,000 of funding for the financial year 2018/19.  This funding is available to voluntary/third sector organisations for the purpose of delivering:

  • the priorities and vision for the Scottish Government’s See Hear Strategy for people with sight loss, deafness and dual sensory loss; and/or
  • the implementation of the legislation and wider work programme that provides children and adults who have lost their voice, or have difficulty speaking, a right to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) equipment and support in using that equipment.

They would therefore like to invite application proposals which can clearly demonstrate how they will contribute to the delivery of the outcomes related to these work programmes.

Application Form

Please note –

  • the funding will be for one year (until 31 March 2019).  Any funding for future years will be the subject of future Scottish Parliament budgetary arrangements and therefore cannot be guaranteed
  • we will be happy to consider collaborative /partnership bids

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Has the organisation’s financial position been established and is it financially stable?
  • Is the proposal suitable? i.e. does it fit with the SG’s National Outcomes and its priorities for improving the quality of social care services?
  • Is the proposal feasible and sustainable?  i.e. is it likely to succeed, particularly beyond the life of the 1 year grant?
  • Is it acceptable?  i.e. which other stakeholders will be involved and/or affected, is their commitment required and has it been secured?


Successful  applications must specify:

  • which of the recommendations in the See Hear Strategy their proposal  relates to; and/or
  • how it contributes to the delivery of the implementation of the legislation on Communication Equipment and the wider programme of work on AAC.
  • what the project will achieve (measureable outcomes) 
  • how these outcomes will be achieved (who and by when/ timescales)

Further information can be found at the Section 10 website.

Applications should be returned to and no later than Friday 27 April 2018.