Soirbheas grants

The Soirbheas Community Grant programme includes Tier 1 (up to £500) and Tier 2 (£501 – £10,000) grants. For an overview of the community grants please see the summary below or download the Grants Leaflet and Grant Deadlines 2017/18. The Apprentice Grant Scheme opened in April 2017 and is available to businesses based in Glen Urquhart and Strathglass. Tier 3 funding will not be launched until an appropriate level of monies has been built up.

Grant Programmes – There are 3 separate community grant programmes:

Tier 1 (Express) Grants – up to £500

  • Groups can apply for more than one application per group per year (Max £1,000 per group per year).
  • Rolling application process, decisions within 4 weeks.
  • Funds released on approval.
  • Groups can request up to 100% of total project costs.
  • Activity/project must be completed within 1 year.
  • Open to organisations with an income of £10,000 or less.

Tier 1 Grant Guidelines 17/18

Tier 1 Grant Application 17/18 PDF

Tier 1 Grant Application 17/18 Word


Tier 2 Grants – £501 to £10,000 (see Grant Deadlines)

  • Projects must contribute to one or more of Soirbheas’ commitments.
  • Only one application per year.
  • Grant open for applications quarterly.
  • Groups can request up to 90% of total projects costs.
  • Project to be completed within 2 years

Tier 2 Grant Guidance 

Tier 2 Grant Application – Word

Tier 2 Grant Application – PDF

 

Tier 3 Grants – above £10,000 (launch date not yet confirmed)  A two-stage process:

Stage 1 – Expression of Interest a brief project outline, objectives and budget.

Stage 2 – Full Application with a detailed business plan.

  • Projects must address one Soirbheas’ objectives and contribute two or more of the commitments.
  • Open for applications twice per year.
  • Groups can request up to 90% of total project costs.
  • Only one application per group.
  • Project to be completed in 5 years.

Also, see our Apprenticeship Grant Scheme

Grant Deadline, Guidance & Application Forms

All the forms are regularly updated so please ensure you are using the current version which can be download below.

Community Grants Leaflet

Grant Deadlines 2017/18.

Tier 1 Grant Guidelines 17/18

Tier 1 Grant Application 17/18 PDF

Tier 1 Grant Application 17/18 Word

Tier 2 Grant Guidance 

Tier 2 Grant Application Word 

Tier 2 Grant Application