Second Year of Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund: £15 million is confirmed

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A further £15 million has been awarded for the second year of the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund to support mental health and wellbeing in communities across Scotland, the Scottish Government confirmed on Saturday (7/5). The funding was launched in October 2021, and it has helped nearly 2,000 community projects to deliver activities and programmes in its first year in Scotland.

Online Event: UK Shared Prosperity Fund

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Can you help to shape the priorities of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund?

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is a central pillar of the UK government’s ambitious Levelling Up agenda. It provides £2.6 billion of new funding for local investment by March 2025, with all areas of the UK receiving an allocation from the fund via a funding formula rather than a competition.

South Lanarkshire will receive £12 Million over 3 years as part of this arrangement.

Let’s Talk about Funding: VASLan Third Sector Forum

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With the aim to provide information on sources of funding for organisations and community groups across South Lanarkshire, VASLan held a virtual Third Sector Forum on Tuesday 29th March. It’s the first event of 2022.

Attended by as many as 30 representatives of third sector organisations and community groups in South Lanarkshire, the webinar kicked off with an overview of the VASLan Managed Fund.  It is a form of funding that is administered and distributed by VASLan on behalf of our partners or the Scottish Government.

Climate Emergency and Food Fund Grants

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South Lanarkshire Council has recently launched the Climate Emergency and Food Fund Grants. It is an exciting opportunity for our community group to access new grants. If you have brilliant ideas for a project that will making contribution to a cleaner and greening South Lanarkshire, you might want to apply for the funding.

There is an opportunity for the community to access two new grants which will bring people together to tackle climate change and encourage the development of various new project in the community.

VASLan Membership: More than just free membership

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We are delighted to see many more organisations in South Lanarkshire signing up to join VASLan Membership Programme. We would like to ensure that our membership is representing the diversity and extent of South Lanarkshire’s third sector. One of the benefits of joining VASLan free membership is to access our managed funds. Peter McGhee, Development Officer for Sustainability and Collaboration, explains how the programme works.