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SafeDeposits Scotland Community Fund awards first grants

The SafeDeposits Scotland Community Fund has awarded its first grants to six initiatives across Scotland. The Fund was launched on 1st June and by 30th June, the closing date for the first funding round, 139 applications had been received from charities and organisations the length and breadth of the country.

Six grants of up to £2,000 are available in each funding round, and having reviewed each application SafeDeposits Scotland staff faced the difficult task of selecting six initiatives from a high volume of applications to receive funds.

The initiatives awarded grants in this funding round were:

  • Abbeyhill Colony of Artists: Colony of Artists Festival and Street Art Project
  • Arthurlie Juniors 2012: Kit out the Kids for Season 23/24
  • Cerebral Palsy Scotland: Supporting people with cerebral palsy to communicate and play through technology
  • Eat Sleep Ride CIC: Awakening Your Senses
  • People Know How: Positive Transitions Curiosity Club
  • Shetland Womens Aid: Own My Life group work

Each of the above initiatives will be explored in more detail in future articles on the SafeDeposits Scotland Community Fund web page.

Head of SafeDeposits Scotland, Mike Smith, said: “We congratulate the six fantastic organisations that have been awarded these inaugural grants from the SafeDeposits Scotland Community Fund. The quality of applications was exceptional, and we thank each and every person who took the time to submit an application to us.”

“We look forward to seeing the initiatives that have been awarded the funds develop, and know that these will all play a part in enhancing lives in communities from the Shetland Islands to the Scottish Borders.”

SafeDeposits Scotland is now inviting organisations to apply for the next funding round, with a closing date of Friday 29th September. Full details about the SafeDeposits Scotland Community Fund, including application form, rules and guidance and FAQs, can be found here.

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