South West Locality Community Grants Fund

South West Community Grants Fund

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Overview of Recommendation Process

South West Community Grants are awarded based on recommendations to the South West Locality Manager by the South West Funding Panel. The Panel consists of a representative from each of the community councils in the Pentlands area plus the City of Edinburgh councillors from the area’s two constituent wards. The total annual budget for grants is £45 274, and the Panel considers all applications that meet the funding criteria until the fund for that year has been fully allocated. When the Panel considers applications it will recommend to fully fund the project, offer partial funding, or decline to recommend an award.

The Panel normally meets three or four times throughout the year depending on when applications are received, and we try to publicise any deadlines in advance of the Panel meetings as widely as possible in advance to give potential applicants time to prepare.

Awards Made In 2020/21

  • Community One Stop Shop - £2,875
  • North Merchiston Club - £2,000
  • Water of Leith Conservation Trust - £1,988
  • Love Learning Scotland - £4,850
  • Garvald Edinburgh - £4,904
  • Stenhouse Baptist Church - £2,768
  • CHAI - £2,575
  • West Edinburgh Warriors - £2,584
  • The WHY Project - £1,667
  • The Broomhouse Centre - £4,736
  • Bikes for Refugees - £2,250
  • Dalry Primary School PC - £2,000
  • Forget Me Notes - £4,614
  • Longstone After School and Breakfast Club - £1,500
  • St Bride's Centre - £1,140
  • Youth Vision - £833
  • Friends of Hailes Quarry Park - £1,990

South West Community Grants Fund Application and Guidance

South West CGF downloadable application and guidance

Downloadable application and guidance