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Cost of living Crises – Small Grant Scheme

Published: November 8, 2022


The RCLLD Local Action Group would like to invite organisations to bid for funds to support communities during the costs of living crises. These projects should meet with the one of the following Scottish Government priorities:

  • Rural poverty – especially child and fuel poverty
  • Net zero and climate emergency
  • Community wealth building
  • Wellbeing economy


Areas of deprivation outside of large towns are eligible for funding, these are: Addiewell, Armadale, Boghall, Blackburn, Bridgend, Fauldhouse, Polbeth, Stoneyburn and Whitburn.

You can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £7,000 per area.

If your project covers more than one area you can apply additional funds but the maximum for each area remains at £7,000 i.e. 1 areas = £7,000 max, 2 areas = £14,000 max.

The project must be a minimum of 50% revenue.

The project must have community support, be inclusive and deliver beyond its immediate outputs e.g. a project that offers hot food would not be granted funds but a project that offers lessons on cooking on a budget may be.

Important Dates:

  • Monday 7 th November – Small Grant Programme Opens
  • Monday 28th November – Small grants programme application deadline
  • Project will then be assessed by the Local Action Group, date to be confirmed.
  • All funds must be drawn down prior to 1st March 2023.

For an application forms and enquiries please contact the RCLLD Co-ordinator, Kat Purser via email

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