money-for-morayThe Money for Moray group is pleased to announce that application forms for the 2017 scheme are now available. Money for Moray is a Working Group of seventeen volunteers from across Community Councils, Area Forums and Village Halls and Associations in Moray, who came together in early 2016 to design and deliver a pilot participatory budgeting grant scheme which was delivered in May and June 2016 and now a new scheme for 2017 has been launched.

£40,000 in total will be available (with Community Voluntary Groups being able to apply for up to £4,000) funded through the Scottish Government’s Community Choices scheme, for projects that groups put forward to tackle social isolation in Moray. Social isolation occurs when an individual experiences a lack or absence of contact such as with family or friends, community involvement or access to services. Ideas for projects could include those that tackle some of the causes of social isolation, including lack of access to services, accessible transport issues, loneliness and low income levels.

Groups who meet the criteria will be required to make a short presentation on their proposed project, at a public event in late March at which the public will be invited to attend and vote for their favourite projects.

Alastair Kennedy of the Money for Moray Working Group encouraged groups across Moray to apply: “Here is an opportunity to progress what may as yet be an idea and take it to fruition, to help relieve the awful effects of social isolation which are found across Scotland. That idea, if firmed up and taken to application stage, may at least make a difference to Moray folk who find themselves in this unenviable position. What`s to lose by applying?”

The closing date for application is 5pm on Friday 10th February 2017.
Application Forms can be found here: Application Form »

If you need information or assistance with the application please contact:

Anita: 01343 842289; Alastair: 01343 547352; Linda: 01542 850383