Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund

The Scottish Government 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 run an 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.

A brief report and evidence of what emerged from the event must be returned directly to the Scottish Government by 31 October 2018.  The report can be in a range of formats such as notes from the discussion, a video clip or photographs from flipchart sheets. If a report has not been submitted by the agreed date, you will need to repay the grant.

  • For more information about the fund and for details on how to apply, click here.
  • Please note the deadline for applications is Friday 14th September, however grant award decisions will be being made on a weekly basis.  Early applications would be preferred.
Paul Daly

Paul Daly

Paul has an MSc in Environmental Studies, and a BA (Hons) in Psychology.

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