Who Can Apply for Funding?

Community Groups - Max Grant award £600

We offer assistance to charity and community groups within the boundaries of Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling council areas.

We will also support national and international charities within specified limits. 

To be eligible: 

  • your group should be properly constituted 
  • your group should have clearly defined objectives 
  • you should be able to show evidence of community benefit 
  • your group should be able to provide a set of accounts

Click here to access the CFSLA Grant Application Form

Click here to access the Grant Funding Criteria

 

What do we Fund?

The ‘type’ of projects we favour are:
  • Equipment or materials which are essential to allow an existing group to continue or extend the activities or services that group can provide to the community. 
  • Equipment or materials that will allow the group to raise additional funds for themselves.
  • New groups which need essential equipment to begin operating.
  • Employee fund-raising in aid of eligible groups (Separate form available).

We cannot fund the purchase of items which would become the property of a statutory agency nor items which a statutory agency is responsible for providing

*New* Community Hardship Fund

Max Grant award £500

The CFSLA has made £7000 available in the calendar year 2022 for one-off community action which aims directly to help mitigate the effect of rising prices and rising energy cost on the well-being of low income families / sectors of the community in the participating areas (Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling ). 

The Hardship Fund aims to allow grassroots community groups who can show they are in a position to understand and address the effects of inflation on the proposed beneficiaries to respond to the community need in their area even if they don't normally address this sort of issue directly.

To be eligible: 

  • your group should be properly constituted and not-for-profit
  • you should be able to show evidence of community benefit
  • your project should have clearly defined objectives
  • applications should show a breakdown of costs and details of likely suppliers

Click here to access the CFSLA Grant Application Form

 

Use of the Fund

The Fund is for one-off activity and short-term initiatives which demonstrate: 
  • Understanding of the needs of a community
  • Collective problem-solving
  • Solidarity, fellowship and co-operation within communities
  • Creativity in approaches to addressing community needs
  • Optimising the use of limited resources for collective benefit
  • Sensitivity to marginalised sectors of the community.

We cannot fund the purchase of items which would become the property of a statutory agency nor items which a statutory agency is responsible for providing

When are Applications Reviewed?

Committee Meetings are held Quarterly

The CFSLA Committee meets quarterly to review funding applications. 

We meet the first Monday of March, June, September and December.

Meeting Dates for 2022 are:

  • 7th March
  • 6th June (AGM)
  • 5th September
  • 5th December

Applications should be submitted no later than the Friday before the meeting.

 

Staff Top Up Funding

Member of the CFSLA can also apply for Staff Top Up Funding. 

Top Up funding is 20% of the amount raised by the employee, up to a max award of £250.

Click here for Terms and Conditions of Top up Funding