The fund has been established to provide money to support capital expenditure incurred specifically to tackle the impact of the cost of living crisis on communities in West Dunbartonshire.
Any organisation appropriately constituted or set up.
The fund is available to help with capital costs incurred directly as a consequence of activity to help alleviate the impact of the Cost of Living Crisis on people living in West Dunbartonshire. Applications to the fund must establish a clear link to the Cost of Living Crisis and describe how your project will help the target group.
To qualify as capital expenditure it has to either create an asset or enhance an existing asset that lasts over one year. For example:
Revenue expenditure relates to the day to day running costs associated with projects (such as staff costs and running events) and cannot be funded from this Capital Fund
The fund is competitive, and applications are considered on individual merit. Organisations most likely to attract funding are those which make the most convincing arguments for funding. Consideration will be given to a range of factors including:
The total amount of funds available is capped at £1,000,000 over four years (£250,000 per year). This is year 2 of the fund. Grant levels, although not fixed to an upper or lower level will therefore also be restricted. Value for money will be a main factor, and applications for larger amounts may have less chance since smaller grants allow more groups to be assisted.
The Fund may make a grant conditional upon additional matters being produced to their satisfaction and the Council reserves the right to request evidence of how the funding had been used and the outcomes achieved. In the event that the funds were not used in a manner consistent with the funding award the Council may take steps to recover it in part or in its entirety.
Specifically Grants will not be given for:
The Fund will not normally provide grant to replace funding withdrawn by another agency.
Apply on the Cost of Living Capital Fund form
If you need a hard copy of the application form please contact Trusts.firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the form is fully completed including relevant contact details.
Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via the e-mail address on the application form within three weeks of submission.
The fund is open for applications from 02 October 2023 until 15 December 2023 or earlier if the fund is fully exhausted.
Please send any queries on this fund to Trusts.email@example.com