On Monday 22nd August the CalMac Community Fund opens for applications.
The?CalMac?Community Fund exists to benefit the lives of people living in our communities by supporting non-profit groups achieve their goals.
Since its launch in 2019 the CalMac Community Fund has now supported 195 groups during challenging circumstances deliver:
- Health and Wellbeing outcomes including changes to people's physical health, psychological and emotional well-being.
- Social and Community outcomes including improved social engagement and cohesion, reduction of isolation and increased cultural awareness. Greater access to local community and social activities, development of new friendships.
- Education and Skills outcomes including improved teamwork and communication and new technical, recreational and life skills.
- Employment and Volunteering outcomes including changes to employment opportunities and the generation of 1,734 volunteering hours.
- Environmental outcomes including raising awareness of local environmental issues and challenges and promoting sustainable living.
Projects supported by the Fund have benefitted over 11,000 people living in the Clyde and Hebridean network.
This year, the CalMac Community Fund delivered in partnership with Foundation Scotland, will help people connect with services and each other, and especially helping those who are most in need. The Fund would like to support groups and projects working to tackle the following key themes:
- Reducing social isolation
- Improving health and wellbeing
- Addressing issues related to poverty, especially in relation to the cost-of-living crisis.
- Local and community transport.
The fund aims to make a minimum of 40 awards split across six regional areas including:
- Lewis, Harris and Ullapool
- Uist and Barra
- Skye, Raasay, the Small Isles and Mallaig
- Oban and the Inner Hebrides
- Firth of Clyde
- Southern Hebrides
Organisations can apply for an award between £500 and £2,000.
Applications will open on Monday 22 August 2022 and close Friday 6 January 2023. Awards will be made at three checkpoints during the application window.
The link below details the criteria and answers frequently-asked questions about funding applications.
CalMac Community Fund