There is still time for rural community groups in the northeast to ask for increased funding from the Rural Communities Ideas in Action Fund (FADN).
The fund is a £ 1.5million investment from the Scottish Government to encourage and support innovative approaches to community-led local development in rural communities across Scotland.
Two funding streams are available; small grants for projects of up to £ 3,000 and large grants for projects of £ 3,001 to £ 50,000. Funded projects will positively contribute to local people and local priorities, helping rural communities thrive through community-led initiatives.
The results of the RCIA are as follows: Rural communities will have the opportunity to try different approaches to local community development; Groups and organizations not funded by Tranche 1 of the Rural Communities Change Fund will link with the local development sector led by the rural community; Rural groups and organizations will work collectively to bring about positive change in their communities; A body of evidence, ideas and lessons will be gathered to help inform future policies and programs for rural community-led local development.
The closing date is Friday October 8 at noon.
For more information and to apply, visit https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk