Cash aid for groups aid­ing women and kids

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Groups in Ren­frew­shire that work to help chil­dren and women in need could be el­i­gi­ble for a huge cash boost.

Grants of up to £30,000 are now avail­able from the Volant Char­i­ta­ble Trust.

The trust was set up by J K Rowl­ing in 2000 to ad­min­is­ter grants to reg­is­tered char­i­ties across the UK.

In 2016, the Trust nar­rowed its fo­cus to char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions op­er­at­ing in and for the ben­e­fit of those liv­ing in Scot­land.

The fund­ing aims to sup­port women, chil­dren and young peo­ple who are fac­ing so­cial de­pri­va­tion.

The fund­ing can be used for one-off projects or multi-year ap­pli­ca­tions, of up to £10,000 each year for three years.

Reg­is­tered char­i­ties, com­mu­nity in­ter­est com­pa­nies, com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions and so­cial en­ter­prises can ap­ply.

To be el­i­gi­ble, ap­pli­cants must be con­sti­tuted and have a bank ac­count in the name of the group with at least two un­re­lated sig­na­to­ries.

The must also have at least three un­re­lated mem­bers on their man­age­ment com­mit­tee and host com­mit­tee meet­ings with a quo­rum of at least three un­re­lated mem­bers present. The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions is April 30. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to ap­ply to the Volant Char­i­ta­ble Trust, grant visit www. foun­da­tion­scot­land.org.uk/pro­grammes/ volant/

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