Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) are honoured to announce the first set of projects to be awarded the Fife Equality Community Grants – a local funding initiative developed in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund and members of Fife Equalities Forum.
The first of two rounds of Fife Equality Community Grants received 19 applications in total. After much deliberation by an assessment panel, eight projects have been awarded £300 each to proceed with their project ideas. These projects will demonstrate that a small grant can help them to widen the education for children and young people, support the wellbeing of their community or leave a heritage legacy for future generations.
- Fife Bangladeshi Association – Bengali Educational Materials for Children and Young People
- Community in Cupar – Care Packages and Food Donations for Minority Ethnic Families
- Fife Crafty Carers – Materials for Crafty Carers
- New Beginnings – Personalised Self-Care Packages for members of Men Shed
- Seafield Environmental Group – Promotion of Beach Clean-up
- Transgender Fife – Provision of Safe Space for Members’ Meetings
- Valleyfield Heritage Project – Miners Wives Art Mural
- Wild Fife Babies and Bairns – Outdoor Educational Materials for Babies and Bairns
Nina Munday, Chief Executive, Fife Centre for Equalities said: “I am confident that the assessment panel would agree with me that it has been a positive journey so far to learn about the range of activities taking place in local communities in Fife. All applications received are worthy projects however, with limited funds, the panel need to base their decisions on widening community benefits across Fife. I believe that the panel has chosen eight very diverse and meaningful projects to be first set of awardees for this pilot funding pot. We are eager to hear more about how the projects progress and learn about their achievements.”
“The grants are now available for the second phase of applications; we would encourage other groups to get in touch and share their funding ideas with us. Our staff are happy to assist groups to complete the application form or to answer any questions. Contact us on 01592 645310 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.”
The National Lottery Community Fund’s Scotland Chair, Kate Still, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Fife Centre for Equalities on this exciting scheme where groups have the opportunity to access funding to help them grow and reach out to more people in their local area.
“Congratulations to each of the eight recipients of the first rounds of funding and National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is continuing to make such a difference in local communities in Fife.”
Fife Equality Community Grants are now re-open for applications. Local groups can apply for any amount from £100 to £300 and it is anticipated about 12 grants will be made available in the next phase. The deadline for applications will be Friday 01 October 2021.