Inverclyde Community Fund is a charity registered in Scotland (SC042844), set up by CVS Inverclyde in 2012 to give small grants usually of less than £500 to local community groups and voluntary organiations.
The Community Fund runs a number of funding programmes including:
Main Fund - is funded through an initial donation from CVS Inverclyde and ongoing donations from the community. It provides grants of up to £250 (£500 in very exceptional circumstances) for community groups and voluntary organisations looking to improve the lives of people living in their local community. It is targeted at small, volunteer-led projects that can make a big difference on a small amount of money. It is rare for the trustees to agree to fund larger organisations, overheads or a small part of a larger application.
Health Improvement Fund - delivered in partnership with Inverclyde CHCP who provide the funding, these are grants of up to £1,000 for projects or activities which promote better health. The activity has to be community based health improvement and must be open to all of the community. Support is available from the Health Improvement Team to produce a robust application.
Tobacco Prevention Fund - delivered in partnership with Inverclyde CHCP who provide the funding, these grants are for up to £1,000 for projects that encourage people to stop smoking and provide opportunities for peer support for those that have or are trying to quit. Funding can be used for a variety of activities providing there is a direct link to smoking cessation and maintaining a smoke-free lifestyle.
To find out more and to apply for a grant click here.