Engage Daily Update - 03 August
Support for Organisations
SCVO - Microsoft OneDrive for Business - 25 August
Find out how to make accessing and sharing files easier using OneDrive for Business and Microsoft 365. This online training session from SCVO and the training team at Microsoft’s Experience Centre will show you how: http://ow.ly/5yC950FH0jA
Let’s do net zero community buildings: CARES funding available
The latest round of funding from the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewables Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open.
Grant funding, advice and support is available to community organisations, charitable organisations and faith groups that want to decarbonise their community buildings by installing low carbon or renewable energy systems, such as heat pumps or solar panels.
Funding is available for many types of community buildings, including:
- community cafes
- community hubs
- faith buildings
- public halls
- community halls and centres.
Through a combination of grants and loans, CARES can fund up to 100% of the eligible project costs. Funding operates on a first come basis, and early applications are encouraged. Expressions of interest should be submitted in the first instance. The funding call will close to new applications on Thursday 30 September 2021, or earlier should the funding call budget be reached.
Visit localenergy.scot for full information and how to apply.
Funder of the Week
The Craighnish Trust focuses on environmental and human rights issues as well as the particular special interests of the Trustees. Previous awards have included grants to organisations working in conservation, refugees, youth, and music. The fund has a Scottish bias but is not exclusive to Scotland.
Type of cost: Capital, Revenue
Amount: Grants range from £1000 to £10,000.
Who can apply: Only charities can apply.
Exclusions: Running costs are not supported. Grants are not made to large, national charities.
When to apply:There are no deadlines, applications can be submitted at any time.
How to apply: Apply in writing.