The Women’s Fund for Scot­land seeks grant ap­pli­ca­tions

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The Women’s Fund for Scot­land (WFS) wants to find Ar­ran com­mu­nity groups that em­power women and girls to reach their po­ten­tial.

WFS has re­opened for grant ap­pli­ca­tions with a dead­line of Septem­ber 28.

The fund tack­les in­equal­ity by fund­ing projects that build skills and con­fi­dence; im­prove health and well-be­ing; build so­cial net­works and al­low women to move on from vi­o­lence.

Lo­cal groups meet­ing the WFS cri­te­ria can ap­ply to the small grants pro­gramme, which dis­trib­utes grants of £500 to £2,000, or the multi-year large grants pro­gramme – of up to £30,000 over three years.

It has also re­moved the cap of £250,000 on annual turnover to al­low char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups of any size to ap­ply.

Shona Blake­ley, WFS de­vel­op­ment man­ager said: ‘We are keen to hear from Ar­ran com­mu­nity groups as there has been a lack of grant ap­pli­ca­tions from the area.

To ap­ply visit www.foun­da­tion­scot­land.org.uk/pro­grammes/wom­ens-fund­for-scot­land.

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