Fife Grants

How to use this page

Click on the headings below to expand each section and see more info about it.

Local Community Planning

Projects requiring funding from the Local Community Planning Budget should meet some of the priorities of your local area’s community plan Local Community Plans. There are individual plans for each area once you click on “Local Community Plans” link (highlighted above) then scroll to the bottom of the page “related publications”.

The types of projects we will be looking to support are for example:
 

  • Take a pride in your community;
  • Improvements to community facilities;
  • Community Events;
  • Employability Initiatives;
  • Vulnerable or disadvantaged groups in a community 


Links to Fairer Fife Commission Initiatives Fairer Fife Commission

Once you have completed the application form please return it to LCPB@fife.gov.uk  

For further information you can contact:   03451 55 55 55 (followed by extension number)

Cowdenbeath Christina Reid Ext 402201
Dunfermline Linsey Douglas Ext 490018
Glenrothes Janet Land Ext 444156
Kirkcaldy Morag Paterson Ext 471751
Levenmouth Jamie Abbot Ext 461599
North East Fife Frances Arbuckle Ext 442379
South West Fife Joan Milne Ext 490136

Special Projects Scheme

PURPOSE

The scheme aims to make one-off grants to voluntary organisations whose work complements the work of Social Work Services. Particular attention will be given to groups operating within priority areas or serving priority groups within the terms of Fife Council Policies. Groups who address equal opportunities issues will also be looked on favourably.

SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS

Special projects will have no upper limit - however, only in exceptional circumstances will awards in excess of £2,000 be approved.
Grants are only available to groups involved in the field of social welfare.
 
Further information available from: Chris Campbell Tel: 03451 555555 Ext: 445980
E-mail:  Christopher.Campbell@fife.gov.uk
 
NB: Community Councils are not eligible for a Special Projects Grant.

Youth Work Grants

Individuals Should Request A Separate Application Form)

Fife Council’s Community Youth Work Grants Scheme offers assistance through three schemes:

  • Youth Work Project Grant
  • International Youth Experience Grant
  • Youth Work Volunteering Training Grant


Please note:  All grants are discretionary and only one application per grant scheme will be considered from an individual or group in any financial year (1 April to 31 March).

Youth Work Project Grant

This grant is to support new and innovative pieces of work with young people.

Applicants are invited from constituted voluntary organisations who wish to develop new or experimental projects with young people.The target age group for this grant is young people aged 12 to 21 years and the grant will be 50% of the project cost up to a maximum of £500.

Eligible costs include hallr rental, volunteer expenses,research work,the cost of specialist staff and equipment (will only be paid following receipt of invoices showing purchase).

Grants will not be given tocover thecost of administrationor for general staffing.

Applicants from organisations who can demonstrate the involvement of young people in the project development will receive priority.

Organisations are also encouraged to apply for funding from other sources.

International Youth Experience Grant

This grant supports both voluntary organisations and individuals involved in youth work with an international focus.  Applications are invited from both organisations and individuals.  The potential for growth and personal development of participants through the experience must be clearly demonstrated.

Priority will begiven to organisations whose group consists of a majority of young people in the16-25 year age group and who are involved in educational exchanges. Grants are offered up to a maximum of £400 per visit for groups and £50 per visit for individuals.

Grants will not beprovided to sports or arts groups making one-off visits abroad.

The level of grant iscalculated based on the following:
 

  • Number of people participating
  • Cost per head
  • Amount of funding already in place
  • The organisation’s ability to raise funds.


Grants are available up to 50% ofthecosts (coursefee,accommodationand travelling), toamaximumof£100 per person, paid upon receipt of written confirmation that the applicant has attended the course.

Youth Work Volunteering Training Grant

This grant is to assist and encourage volunteers into training.  Applications are invited from voluntary organisations or individuals wishing to undertake relevant and accredited youth work training.

Individuals must be over 16 years of age and a member of a voluntary organisation in Fife,which is recognised by Fife Council.

Applicants should submit a copy of course details and letter of acceptance.

Organisations sending groups of volunteers to national training courses can apply for a block grant.

Awards to individuals may be restricted, when more than one person from a group applies.

Submitting an Application:

Applications should be submitted with thecfollowing supporting information:

Youth Work Project Grant:
 

  • Organisation’s constitution;
  • Most recent independently examined or audited accounts for the last 2 financial years;
  • A project budget;
  • note of other funds in hand or grants received.


International Youth Experience Grant:
 

  • Organisation’constitution (not required for individual applicants);
  • Budgetforvisit;
  • Most recent independently examined or audited accounts for the last 2 financial years;
  • Note of funds in hand;
  • Copy of proposed programme;
  • List of participants and staff.


Youth Work Volunteering Training Grant:

  • Course details;
  • Letter of acceptance.


For more information on the Community Youth Work Grant Scheme please contact Mandy Rossiter on 01592 583334 or community.grants@fife.gov.uk

Individual Youth Work Grant Application Form

Group Youth Work Grant Application Form

 

Completed forms should be emailed to community.grants@fife.gov.uk or sent to the following postal address, for assessment and processing:

Community Grants Team,
Fife Council Corporate & Community Development,
Fife House (F5 West),
North Street,
Glenrothes,
KY7 5LT

Culture Grants

Fife Council’s Culture Grants scheme aims to encourage and support creativity in local communities and will support activities in the following areas:

  • literature (includes writing, books, storytelling, readings, publishing)
  • performance (includes theatre, performance, drama, music and dance)
  • heritage (includes museums, libraries, archives and history)
  • audio-visual (includes film and video, radio, new media)
  • visual arts/crafts (includes art, painting, sculpture, crafts, design, fashion and architecture)


Who can apply?

Individuals-

Culture grants from £50 to £150 are available toindividuals of any age, who live in Fife:
 

  • to take part in new cultural experiences and to make the most of the cultural opportunities on offer;
  • who want to develop their creative talent and skills, e,g. you could seek support to help you attend a short course or conference, take lessons in something you’re good at, purchase equipment or research local history.


These grants are for you to do things you wouldn’t otherwise be able to do and we will expect you to tell us how your grant helped you develop your creativity and knowledge.

Parents and guardians can apply on behalf ofchildren in their care up to16 years old.

Groups- Culture grants from £100 to £500 are available for groups in Fife:

  • to start or develop creative activities within the group
  • to add to your group’s experience if you already have artistic or cultural aims
  • to organise a cultural experience for group members


For example:Groups could pay a tutor to lead an experimental activity, buy materials, organise a visit to a performance, put on a film screening or create an archive.

Groups have to be constituted to be able to apply - except for groups of young people who do not need to be constituted but will have to provide a local independent professional referee who supports the application.

We will expect you to tell us how your grant helped your group develop creative opportunities for your members or for others in your local area.

Young people must write their own report and include comments from their named independent referee.

Before you apply please note:

Individuals can’t apply for payment towards a college or university course, nor can theyapply for a short course that they have already started.

Please apply 8 weeks prior to the event / course being held and note that we may not be able to give you the full amount you apply for.

The Culture Grant Scheme is not suitable for individuals who earn a living from their craft e.g. artists, sculptors, writers, jewellery makers, etc, or who have received funding from the Visual Arts and Crafts Grant Scheme.

Please Note: Groups or individuals applying to this grant scheme will be allowed 2 consecutive awards, then a rest year will be expected before they can reapply for funding assistance.

Advice on making an application

For advice or an informal discussion on Culture grants, please contact Verdi Clark on 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 402221 (Direct Line) or email at karenm.taylor@onfife.com

Application forms are available from Culture Grant Application Form

Completed forms should be emailed to community.grants@fife.gov.ukor sent to the following postal address, for assessment and processing:

Community Grants Team,
Fife Council Corporate & Community Development,
Fife House (F5 West),
North Street,
Glenrothes,
KY7 5LT

For general information on Community Grant Schemes please contact Mandy Rossiter on 01592 583334 or community.grants@fife.gov.uk

Sports Grants

Community Sports Grant Scheme

Fife Council’s Community Sports Grants are available to assist individuals and clubs and are available in 4 categories: 

  • Individual Athlete Sports Grants
  • Coaches and Sports Officials Training Grant
  • Sports Club Development Grant
  • Sports Club Start-Up Grant

 
Please note:  All grants are discretionary and only one application per grant scheme will be considered from an individual or group in any financial year (1 April to 31 March).

Individual Athlete Sports Awards

Grants are available to support individual sports people in Fife who are competing at District, Regional or National level, to help with the costs of competitions and training, e.g. 

  • Competition fees;
  • Travel costs at standard rate (receipts must be provided);
  • Accommodation costs up to £25 per night (receipts must be provided);
  • Additional training costs incurred as a representative of a Fife, Regional or National squad.


To be eligible for an Athletes grant, applicants:

  • Must live in Fife;
  • Must not be eligible for lottery sports fund talented athlete programme or talented identification programme;
  • Must be participating in sports with a sportscotland recognised Governing Body;
  • Require a letter of selection or approval and endorsement by the respective National Governing Body of Sport;
  • Must submit applications prior to the training / competition commencing, as no awards will be made in retrospect.


Applicants can receive grants of up to 50% of the total costs, up to a maximum of £180 and may be subject to a random check on grant information provided.

Coach & Sports Officials Training Grant

Grants are available to encourage, support and promote the training and development of sports coaches and officials.  To be eligible for this scheme applicants: 

  • Must live in Fife;
  • Must be volunteering within a sports club with a sportscotland recognised Governing Body;
  • Must provide confirmation from their Sports Club that they are attending the course for the benefit of the Club, i.e. supporting letter or email;
  • Must submit applications prior to the course / workshop commencing, as no awards will be made in retrospect.


The grant will only be awarded on proof of attendance and successful completion of the course / workshop.

Applicants can receive grants of up to 50% of the total course costs, up to a maximum of £200.

Sports Club Grants

There are two types of grants available to sports clubs - 'Club Development' and 'Club Start Up' and to be eligible clubs must: 

  • Be constituted and have a recognised committee in place;
  • Have a club bank account;
  • Be actively operating, training and playing in Fife or setting themselves up to do so;
  • Be participating  in sports with a sportscotland recognised Governing Body;
  • Be a voluntary sports club;
  • Have their application endorsed by two committee members (one must be an office bearer).

 
Clubs can receive grants of up to 50% of the total costs, up to a maximum of £250.

Important noteFrom April 2017, clubs wishing to purchase equipment must provide confirmation that an order has been placed, before the grant payment will be released.

Club Start-Up Grant

Grants are only available to new, voluntary sports clubs that meet the minimum ClubFife criteria, for costs associated with the setting-up of a new club (such as purchasing equipment or paying towards an initial facility hire).

Club Development Grant

Clubs must have successfully achieved their sportscotland recognised governing body accreditation, or Fife Council’s club accreditation scheme “ClubFife”.

Club development grants are to assist clubs achieve the aims and objectives in their development plan (e.g. new section to an existing club), but will not support a club’s general running costs such as admin, facility hire and travel.

Contact Information

For more information on the Community Sports Grant Scheme please contact Mandy Rossiter on 01592 583334 or email community.grants@fife.gov.uk

Application forms are available for:

Athletes Grant Application Form

Club Development Grant Application Form

Club Start Up Grant Application Form 

Coach and Officials Grant Application Form

Completed forms should be emailed to community.grants@fife.gov.uk or sent to the following postal address, for assessment and processing:

Community Grants Team,
Fife Council Corporate & Community Development,
Fife House (F5 West),
North Street,
Glenrothes,
KY7 5LT

Childcare Grants


OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDCARE GRANT

PURPOSE

The Out of School Childcare Grant assistance is up to a maximum of £3,000. The grant is available to constituted, non-profit distributing voluntary groups or organisations that develop and provide a registered out of school childcare service. Organisations are expected to demonstrate that they are moving towards financial stability independent of grants from Fife Childcare Services. The grant is available to support staff wages, inclusion of children with special needs, staff training, improving quality and adaptation to the physical environment.  

SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS

The organisation must have a clear management structure i.e. a management committee who have been democratically elected and a constitution or a set of organisation rules apply and registered with the Care Inspectorate.

In awarding the grant Fife Council will take into consideration the scale of the project, the organisations business plan, and the demand for services in the local area.

A request for an Out of School Childcare Grant must be supported by the relevant application forms and accompanied by a Business Plan to the satisfaction of Fife Council.  The Business Plan should contain details of the organisation/business structure, local market, competition and management structure.

Financial forecasts for at least one year consisting of detailed cash flows, profit and loss accounts and balance sheet.  In addition they should also submit their business accounts for the previous two years and their latest management accounts.

For further information and an application form contact: Sandra Lawrie, Business Development Officer, Fife Childcare Services on 03451 55 55 55 Ext 442136 or Email: sandra.lawrie@fife.gov.uk

OUT OF SCHOOL CARE TRANSPORT GRANT

PURPOSE


The Transport Grant is to assist Out of School Clubs to meet the costs of transport and escort duties incurred whilst transporting children from the school to the Out of School Care Club, a maximum of £5,000 . Organisations are expected to demonstrate that they are moving towards financial stability independent of grants from Fife Childcare Services.

Please Note – Transport Grant application will be reviewed individually and in some cases may not be eligible for the full amount requested.

SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS

The Transport Grant is available to constituted, non-profit distributing voluntary groups or organisations that provides a registered Out of School Childcare service.  The organisation must operate a Transport policy acceptable to Fife Council.

Any Sub Contractors must have the appropriate operator’s licence acceptable to Fife Council and all drivers must have undertaken an enhanced Disclosure Scotland check.

The organisation must supply copies of all invoices relating to their transport including those of the Sub Contractor and need must be demonstrated within the organisations Business Plan or supporting organisation.

For further information and an application form contact:  Sandra Lawrie, Business Development Officer, Fife Childcare Services on 03451 55 55 55 Ext 442136 or Email: sandra.lawrie@fife.gov.uk
 

NB: Community Councils are not eligible for Childcare Grants.

Tenants Groups Schemes

 PURPOSE

Tenant involvement

If you are interested in starting a tenant and resident’s association in your local area you can apply for a grant to help meet running costs of the group.

The grant can cover the cost of:

  • Publicising and holding meetings
  • Responding to requests for help, from tenants and the Council
  • Producing information for those they represent
  • Keeping up to date with developments in housing
  • Organising events and initiatives that benefit their community

 

Why set up an association in your local area?

There are a lot of benefits of having a tenant and resident’s association:

  • tackle local issues
  • represent local people when dealing with the Council or other organisations
  • work with the Council to shape and develop future services for your area
  • share information and advice with local people  

 


SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS

The Council’s Tenant Participation Policy, written with tenants, lists the criteria for recognising groups.  Groups may be eligible to become Registered Tenants Organisations (RTO’s), with rights to be consulted.  For further information please contact the Tenant Participation Team directly on01383 602220  


As this grant scheme is funded from rents paid by Fife Council tenants, tenants must be represented on the committee of the group.
 

Further information please contact the Tenant Participation Team at:

New City House 1 Edgar Street Dunfermline KY12 7EP


Tel:01383 602220  

E-mail: TenantParticipation@fife.gov.uk



NB: Community Councils are not eligible for Tenants Groups Schemes Grants

 

Settlement Trusts

Settlement Trusts

The following settlements have a Trust in place:

  • Anstruther & Cellardyke
  • Auchtermuchty
  • Auchtertool
  • Buckhaven & Methil
  • Ballingry
  • Burntisland
  • Collessie
  • Crail
  • Cupar
  • Culross
  • Dunfermline
  • Elie
  • Kennoway
  • Kinghorn
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Leslie
  • Leven
  • Falkland
  • Freuchie & Area
  • Kilconquhar
  • Kincardine
  • Kingskettle
  • Ladybank
  • Limekilns
  • Lochgelly
  • Newburgh
  • Pittenweem
  • St Andrews
  • St Monans
  • Tayport.

You can apply for funding from a Settlement Trust if it falls under the following categories:

  • Prevention of Poverty
  • Advancement of Education
  • Advancement of Religion
  • Saving of Lives
  • Advancement of Citizenship
  • Advancement of Arts
  • Advancement of Public Participation in Sport
  • Provision of Recreational Facilities
  • Advancement of Human Rights
  • Promotion of  religious or racial harmony
  • Promotion of Equality
  • Advancement of Environmental Protection
  • Relief of Those In Need
  • Advancement of Animal Welfare
  • Analogous Purposes

 
Application Process for Settlement Trusts

Cowdenbeath Christina Reid Ext 402201
Dunfermline Linsey Douglas Ext 490018
Glenrothes Janet Land Ext 444156
Kirkcaldy Morag Paterson Ext 471751
Levenmouth Jamie Abbot Ext 461599
North East Fife Frances Arbuckle Ext 442379
South West Fife Joan Milne Ext 490136


Click here to download Settlement Trusts Application Form

Click here to download Individual Settlement Trusts Application Form      

 

Non Settlement Trusts

There are still a number of Trusts that through agreement will remain outwith the Settlement Trust structure these are listed below: 

Alfred Stewart Trust (Dunfermline)
Ballingry Feus
Bell Fund/Templars Fund
BF Nisbet Trusts and Gardens
Blyth Hall
Buist Bequest
Cantley Memorial Clock
Crail Public Library Trust
Crail War Memorial
Dobbie Bequest (Kinghorn)
Donald & Margaret Ross Bequest (St Andrews)
Duffus Park
Duncan Bequest (Kinghorn)
Flisk Parish Trust
Flowers In Perpetuity
Frances Lawson Bequest
Galloway Trust – Coal for Poor
Galloway Trust – Library 1
Galloway Trust – Library 2
Graves Dressing
Hay Fleming Library (St Andrews)
J Ferguson's Trust (Auchtermuchty)
Landale Trust -
Letham Glen (Leven)
Leuchars Parish Church
Macintosh Bequest
Mrs Orrel's Legacy (Burntisland)
Mrs R C Balfour Legacy (Leven)
North Carr Lightship Fund (Anstruther)
Ogilvy Dalgleish Mortification
Pittenweem New Town Hall Fund
Provost Scott Memorial Fund
Raemore Mortification - Kinglassie
Sabina Buck Executry
Silver Band Fund (Burntisland)
Spence Memorial (Burntisland)
St Andrews Harbour Clock
St Andrews Harbour Trust
St Andrews War Memorial
Stuart Bursary
Tayport War Memorial
Thomas Ireland’s Trust
Thomas S Grieg’s Bequest
Thomson Bequest and Laing Library
War Memorial Fund (Burntisland)
Waugh & Wharrie Bequest (Aberdour)
Woodmill Mortification (Newburgh)

 

Application Process for Non Settlement Trusts

These trusts have a range of aims and objectives. To find out if your project will qualify please contact your Local Community Planning Support Officer initially at:  Community Support Contacts

Click here to download Non Settlement Trusts Application Form

Fife Charities Trust

FIFE CHARITIES TRUST is Fife Council’s employee charity group and operate a grants scheme on behalf of the Fife Lottery Organisation. This raises funds for charitable and community groups through the Fife Council Employee Lottery.  The average award is £500.  To access funding, charity and community groups (they do not fund individuals) must be nominated by a Fife Council employee.  The Fife Charities Trust will consider these based on specific selection criteria.  The application form and selection criteria are available on this link. 

Leader in Fife Programme 2014-2020

LEADER is part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme aimed at promoting economic and community development in rural areas. LEADER is a bottom up method of delivering support for rural development which will improve the quality of life and help make rural communities more sustainable.

The 2014 - 2020 Fife Leader programme is now open and covers the areas of North East and South West Fife.  Community projects, rural enterprise and farm diversification projects can apply for up to 80 % of overall project costs.

For more information visit www.fifeleader.org.uk or contact the Leader team at FifeLEADER@fife.gov.uk

Common Good Funds

COMMON GOOD FUNDS

A number of towns in Fife have a Common Good Fund which can be used for the benefit of the inhabitants of that town. The following Common Good Funds are administered by the Council:

Levenmouth Area  -  Buckhaven & Methil and Leven
Glenrothes Area - Leslie and Markinch
Kirkcaldy Area - Kirkcaldy including Dysart, Burntisland and Kinghorn
North East Fife Area  -  Anstruther, Crail, Cupar, Falkland, Newburgh, Pittenweem,
St Andrews and St Monans
West Area  -  Consolidated Fund covering Dunfermline, Culross, Inverkeithing, Rosyth.

The level of funds available varies significantly between the different Common Good Funds.

For further information contact:

Laura MacKean, Policy Officer by email laura.mackean@fife.gov.uk
or phone 03451 55 55 55 Ext 460071

Download an application form.

£2 for £1 Grant Information

Community £2 for £1 Rural Halls Fundraising Grant Scheme

This scheme encourages Village and Community Hall Committees to introduce and develop a fundraising programme to generate funds for planned annual projects, e.g. equipment purchase and small to medium improvements to their rural hall.

Please note: All grants are discretionary and only one application per grant scheme will be considered from a group in any financial year (1 April to 31 March).

 Eligible Work Applications will only be considered where pieces of work can be identified, e.g. small to medium improvements to the hall, purchase of kitchen equipment, etc. (see list below):

· Flooring Work · Tiling Work to Kitchen & Toilet Areas · Sound System including Speakers · Protection Covers for lights in Main Hall · Heating/Ventilation system/De-humidification upgrading · Insulation Work · Purchase of Cooker/Oven · Purchase of Crockery & Kitchen Utensils · Replacement Toilet Units · Installation of a New Water Heater
This scheme is not intended to supplement the Annual Recurring Grant and is not to assist with running costs.

Criteria

The organisation must be properly constituted with an elected Management Committee with responsibility for the maintenance and operation of the hall. Membership of the organisation/group must be open and the organisation should demonstrate a commitment to developing an equal opportunities policy.

Only one application per hall will be considered in any one Council Financial Year, which runs from 1st April to the 31st March the following year.

Please note:  All grants are discretionary and only one application per grant scheme will be considered from a group in any financial year (1 April to 31 March).

Eligible Work

Applications will only be considered where pieces of work can be identified, e.g. small to medium improvements to the hall, purchase of kitchen equipment, etc. (see list below):

  • Flooring Work
  • Tiling Work to Kitchen & Toilet Areas
  • Sound System including Speakers
  • Protection Covers for lights in Main Hall
  • Heating/Ventilation system/De-humidification upgrading
  • Insulation Work
  • Purchase of Cooker/Oven
  • Purchase of Crockery & Kitchen Utensils
  • Replacement Toilet Units
  • Installation of a New Water Heater


This scheme is not intended to supplement the Annual Recurring Grant and is not to assist with running costs.

Criteria

The organisation must be properly constituted with an elected Management Committee, with responsibility for the maintenance and operation of the hall.

Membership of the organisation/group must be open and the organisation should demonstrate a commitment to developing an equal opportunities policy.

Only one application per hall will be considered in any one Council Financial Year, which runs from 1st April to the 31st March the following year.

Applications to this scheme cannot be made by a Management Committee, if they still have to claim the previous year’s £2 for £1 Fundraising Grant Award.

Important

GRANT AWARDS WILL NOT BE MADE IN RETROSPECT.

Management Committees must apply for financial support before they arrange any work or any purchases.

Invoices dated prior to Fife Council’s advisory letter (confirming the Grant Award) will not be accepted.

Calculation of Award

For every £1 fundraised (not donated), Fife Council will match £2, up to a maximum of £780 and the calculation will be done on a pro rata basis, e.g.

  • Invoices / Receipts submitted by Hall Management Committee = £1,170
  • So calculation made is £1,170 / 3 = £390 x 2 = £780   (maximum award)

 OR

  • Invoices / Receipts submitted by Hall Management Committee = £750.00
  • So calculation made is £750 / 3 = £250 x 2 = £500 *

 *This would release part payment of the maximum grant award of £780.00 and a balance of £280.00 could still be claimed. 

To claim this balance, invoices / receipts would have to be submitted to the value of £420, e.g. £420 / 3 = £140 x 2 = £280

Payment of Award

The grant award cannot be made until a copy of the invoices / receipts for minor repair work, or purchase of equipment, are sent in, to support the grant application for funding.

Submitting an Application

Applications must be returned with the following, where appropriate:

  •  A copy of the applicant organisations constitution, if not previously submitted;
  • A copy of the organisations independently examined / audited accounts for the last 2 years, signed and dated by the Treasurer and Independent Examiner.

For more information on the Community £2 for £1 Fundraising Grant Scheme please contact Mandy Rossiter on 01592 583334 or community.grants@fife.gov.uk

£2 for £1 Grant Application Form 

Completed forms should be emailed to community.grants@fife.gov.ukor sent to the following postal address, for assessment and processing:

Community Grants Team,
Fife Council Community & Corporate Development,
Fife House (F5 West),
North Street,
Glenrothes
KY7 5LT

Community Emergency Planning Fund

Purpose

Fife Council's Community Emergency Planning funding scheme offers financial support to Community Groups/Organisations that have, in partnership with Fife Council's Emergency Resilience Team, developed a Community Emergency Plan to enhance their local community's resilience.  This plan enables the community to respond to the local impacts of disruptive incidents and emergencies even before emergency responders arrive, as well as continuing to support the response after the emergency services are on the scene.  For more information about Community Resilience and Community Emergency Planning, visit our Community Resilience pages.

This funding will be used to purchase equipment to assist with the activation and maintenance of a Community's Emergency Plan.

Specific Considerations

This funding is available for those Community Groups/Organisations that have developed a Community Emergency Plan in partnership with Fife Council's Emergency Resilience Team.

Community Groups/Organisations can use this funding to purchase equipment that will support the activation and maintenance of their plan, such as (but not limited to): 

  • High visibility jackets
  • ID cards
  • Snow shovels
  • Torches
  • Emergency communication equipment

 
While funds permit, funding of up to £500 per Community Group/Organisation is available. This will then be reduced to a maximum of £300 per Community Group/Organisation.

Upon applying, Community Groups/Organisations will be asked to provide details of their proposed purchases, including costs, and how these will be used to support the activation or maintenance of their Community  Emergency Plan.

Community Emergency Planning Application Form

Fife Environment Trust

The main areas of work (‘Objects’) that qualify for funding are as follows:

Object A: The reclamation, remediation, restoration or other operation on land to facilitate economic, social or environmental use.
Object B: Community based recycling, re-use and waste prevention projects.
Object C: To provide, maintain or improve a public park or other public amenity.
Object D: The conservation or promotion of biological diversity through the provision, conservation, restoration or enhancement of a natural habitat or the maintenance or recovery of a species in its natural habitat.
Object E: The maintenance, repair or restoration of a building, other structure or a site of archaeological interest which is a place of religious worship, or a site of historic or architectural or archaeological interest and is open to the public.

Priority is given to projects that demonstrate partnership working, community involvement and/or innovative use of amenities to enhance, maintain or introduce real community led social, economic or environmental improvements.

Submission Deadlines

Applications for the Large Grants Scheme can be submitted twice per annum at the end of March and the end of September. Applications for the Small Grants Scheme (project costs up to £10,000 exclusive of VAT) can be submitted at any time. Small Grant applications are considered by the Trust on a rolling basis.

Tayport Community Trust

The Tayport Community Fund has been created from funding held in Trust by Fife Council on behalf of the Tayport Branch of the British Legion. Priority will be given to projects for community benefit proposed by the Tayport Branch of the British Legion or supported by them. The maximum award is £5000 with only 1 application allowed within a 3 year period.

You can download an application form here.  Please email your completed form to:

Frances.Arbuckle@fife.gov.uk 

If you have any enquiries then please contact Frances Arbuckle by email or at telephone no: 03451 55 55 55 Ext 442379

Covenant Fund

Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants
 
Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Integration and
Local Delivery of Services
 
The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces. It recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to current and former members of the armed forces and their families, and it sets out how they should expect to be treated. The Covenant Fund has £10 million each year to support the Armed Forces Covenant by funding projects which address specific priorities.
 
For more information , visit the link below: 

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