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 2018. 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 2018)

  • 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