Good Cause Groups Encouraged to Apply for Community Connect Funding

Scotmid Co-operative is encouraging good cause groups and community projects across Scotland to apply for its Community Connect funding before applications close at 5pm on Friday 17 August.

Three local good cause groups are set to benefit from a total of £25,000, with funding of £15k, £7.5k or £2.5k available to help them continue making a difference within their local community.

Community Connect is an initiative that was launched by Scotmid to help support charities, community projects and good cause groups across the country.

Since the initiative launched, projects in Dundee (Eighteen and Under), Inverness (Highland Cycle Ability Centre) and Glasgow (Street Connect), have benefited from funding of £15,000.

The current round of applications will close on Friday 17 August with shortlisted groups announced in October, after which Scotmid members and customers can vote for their chosen group in spring 2018.

John Brodie, Chief Executive at Scotmid Co-Operative, said: “As a co-operative, our core purpose is to serve our communities and improve people’s everyday lives and Community Connect represents those values.

“Community Connect funding can make good cause groups’ projects come to life and have a positive impact on local communities, whether it allows them to expand their services or to keep their doors open.

“We’ve already seen a tremendous number of applications over the last year and would encourage any local groups in need of additional funding to ensure they’re in the running.”


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