Round 2 of Social Economy Growth Fund open
Applications are now being accepted for round 2 of the Social Economy Growth Fund.
The Social Economy Growth Fund will enable the third sector/social economy to improve and increase services and support for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage. It will enable social economy organisations to grow their capacity for example by creating new/expanding existing services and employing additional staff.
The fund will support organisations with a proven track record of working successfully with individuals and families who experience disadvantage, poverty and social exclusion.
Equalities Minister Angela Constance MSP visited WorkingRite recently (see photo above). The youth employment charity, based in Edinburgh, received a grant of £196,094 from the Social Economy Growth Fund to expand and develop their organisational activity to increase the number of individuals they can support. WorkingRite will achieve this by recruiting new staff, increasing their knowledge base and developing a new model of delivery to support and mentor young people in their mid to late teens.
Applications for round 2 of the Social Economy Growth Fund close at 12 noon on Friday 22 December.
The Social Economy Growth Fund is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government will provide match funding for the Fund 'at source'.
Full details including eligibility criteria and the application process are available on the Scottish Government website.