ACVO Opportunities


Faithful Welcome Small Grants

Funding available: up to £500

Applications close: 31/12/2024

About this fund

Faithful Welcome is a partnership project between Faith in Community Scotland and Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees.

It invites people from Scotland’s rich diversity of faith traditions to be part of creating a more welcoming and inclusive society for newcomers and play an integral role in supporting two-way integration.

Small grants are available for local action around the following themes:

– Offering hospitality (e.g. costs of community meals and social events bringing people together)
– Easing integration (e.g. costs of interpreting services; running language classes)
– Enabling participation (e.g. skill-sharing activities such as gardening, sewing, cooking; providing costs of bus passes for travel)

Fund award sizes
Maximum: £500

Who can apply
Local faith group registered as charities in Scotland, whose annual income is normally lower than £80,000, and who normally employ no more than 2 full-time equivalent staff members.

Maximum annual income: £80,000

When to apply
Applications are open now.

How to apply
Apply online via the Faith in Community Scotland website.

Will not consider applications

– For the promotion of, or education in, a particular faith
– For building or large scale refurbishment projects
– For major projects or ongoing running costs of established organisations and projects
– From individuals or projects that benefit only a single individual or family
– From projects not actively working with people experiencing poverty
– For activities outside Scotland

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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Faithful Welcome Small Grants

Faith in Community Scotland

Funding available: up to £500

Applications close: 31/12/2024

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