Fourteen an innovative new community driven programme funded by Spirit of 2012, a charity set up by the Big Lottery Fund, has allocated a £250,000 resource budget to the Gorbals; one of six Scottish communities to receive funding.
This is part of a UK-wide programme of 14 communities to receive Spirit funding to create social change through increased participation. Fourteen, known locally as the Spirit of the Gorbals, will provide dedicated funding to help the area build a better connected, more inclusive place where people are more inspired and able to make a difference.
Local people will decide how they want to spend the money in order to increase participation in one or more of the following activities: social action and volunteering, grass roots sport and physical activity, cultural activity and arts, youth leadership and development.
If you would like to discuss any of this further or would like any more information please contact Kim Soliman, Foundation Scotland, 131 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2RX on 0141 341 4968/ 07912 759 524 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a Facebook (Spirit of the Gorbals) page and twitter account (@FSFourteen) so please do ‘like’, ‘share’ and ‘engage ‘ with what’s happening through social media.
This is a central place for the collation of updates, applications etc. Bookmark it and check it out regularly.
There are currently two separate grant categories which are:
SPARK GRANT AWARDS
Spark Grants are for individuals and groups to apply for.
If you have an idea which requires a small amount to kickstart or develop then you can apply for this. The value of the grants is from £250-£500. These grants can be applied for at any time. There is no deadline and decisions will be made on such grants in as short a time as possible.
If you think you may have an idea and are unsure about its suitability then please contact Kim and ask.
ON YOUR MARKS AWARDS
On Your Marks Grants are for groups who have a constitution.
The value of these grants is from £500-£2000.
These grants are allocated cyclically which means that there will be deadlines for applications announced.
More details regards each application process are available with the application forms including many questions answered.