The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care have launched a small grants scheme to support organisations to undertake remembrance activities this November as part of the To Absent Friends festival.
Two types of small grants (of up to £250) are available:
Community grants: These are for organisations and communities who want to plan private remembrance events at which their community can come together (online, outside or in small gatherings) to share memories, stories and solace.
Public grants: These are for organisations who want to organise an interactive public event (online, outside or in a large public space) such as a concert, exhibition or installation, freely open to members of the public.
Who can apply?
Any organisation with a bank account can apply for a grant. We would encourage applications from charities, community groups, care homes, NHS organisations, small businesses, prisons, arts organisations, schools, education institutions and more.
What will a grant fund?
We are keen to support:
- Events that celebrate and remember a person or people who have died – whether recently or long ago
- Events that recognise the loss caused by coronavirus this year, and provide opportunities to remember people who have died from covid-19 and/or during the lockdown period
The deadline for applications is 31 August 2020. More information about the grants scheme is available here.