Forestry Commission Scotland - Community Fund

Summary

The fund aims to support community groups and organisations that are encouraging and facilitating greater use of woods by people to derive health, well-being and community benefits. The level of funding will be on a sliding scale as follows: 100% for projects up to a total cost of £5,000. Up to 90% for projects with a total cost of between £5,001- £20,000. Up to 75% for projects with a total cost exceeding £20,000.Volunteer time may be counted as an in-kind contribution at a rate of £50 per day for unskilled labour, £150 per day for skilled labour and £350 per day for professional services. ”In-kind” support should not normally make up more than 25% of the total of match funding. Final Claims for grants approved after Spring 2019 for the 2019/2020 fund will have to be made by 20 February 2020.


Fund details

Status:
Open
Type:
Grant
Source:
Statutory
When to apply:
Any time. You can apply for activities taking place up until 31 March 2020. The Forestry Commission are currently waiting for final details re delivery of the fund in 2019/2020, please check their website for the most up to date details.
Next deadline:
No deadline date
Charities only:
No
Website:
http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/supporting/strategy-policy-guidance/communities
Email:
No funder email
Phone:
No funder phone number
How to apply
There are two separate application processes: i) for applications up to £1,000 (via an application letter); and ii) for applications above £1,000 (via an application form) If you require an application form, have any queries, or want to discuss a potential application you should contact your local FCS Conservancy.
Exclusions
Funding not suitable for land based expenditure that can be supported by the Scotland Rural Development Programme, funding for existing staff or capital funding for the acquisition of fixed assets.

Fund award sizes

Minimum:
No minimum provided
Maximum:
No maximum provided
Average:
No average provided
Annually awarded:
No annually awarded amount provided
Notes on award amounts:
No notes on award amounts

Organisation

Name:
Forestry Commission Scotland
Website:
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland
Email:
No funder email address
Phone:
0131 3340303
Address:
Silvan House 231 Corstorphine Road, , Edinburgh, EH12 7AT

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Geographical Areas

  • Scotland

Activities

  • Environment
  • Health care and wellbeing
  • Health education and promotion
  • Recreation and social activities
  • Religious activities

Beneficiaries

  • General public
  • Local communities