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 Grant Leaflet and Grant Deadlines 2018. The Apprentice Grant Scheme opened in April 2017 and is available to businesses based in Glen Urquhart and Strathglass. Tier 3 funding will launch in the second half of 2018 grant deadlines will be announced in July 2018.

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
Tier 1 Grant Application 18 /19 – Word
Tier 1 Grant Application 18 /19 PDF

Tier 2 Grants – £501 to £10,000 (see Grant Deadlines 2018)

  • Projects must contribute to one or more of Soirbheas’ commitments.
  • *Only one application per year unless groups can clearly demonstrate the capacity to deliver more than one project per year.
  • Grant open for applications quarterly.
  • Groups can request up to 90% of total projects costs.
  • Project to be completed within 2 years

Please note – The Tier 2 guidance and applications are currently being reviewed and will be available by June 18.  If you wish to make an application or want to discuss a project please get in touch carolmasheter@soirbheas.org

Tier 2 Grant Guidelines –  18 -19
Tier 2 Grant Application – 18-19
Tier 2 Budget – 18-19

Tier 3 Grants – Capital projects over £10,001 – £30,000 (Opening in 2018 )

A two-stage process:

Stage 1 – Expression of Interest
Stage 2 – Full Application

  • Capital programme.
  • Projects must address two or more of Soirbheas’ objectives.
  • Open for applications once per year.
  • Groups can request up to 60% of total project costs.

Please get in touch if you are interested in learning more about the Tier 3 programme.

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. Also, see our Apprenticeship Grant Scheme

Grant Leaflet
Grant Deadlines 2018
Tier 1 Grant Guidelines
Tier 1 Grant Application 18 /19 – Word
Tier 1 Grant Application 18 /19 PDF
Tier 2 Grant Guidelines –  18 -19
Tier 2 Grant Application – 18-19
Tier 2 Budget – 18-19