Highland Cost of Living Fund Grants Available
Added at 11:47 on 26 October 2022
To help alleviate the impacts that the rising costs of living are having for residents, Highland Council agreed in Sep22 to create a £450,000 Cost of Living Support Fund. Applications are now invited from community groups to for funding of up to £10,000 for local initiatives that will help ease the cost of living impacts within their communities. Link to Application Form and further guidance linked here.
The aim of the cost of living grant fund is to enable community groups to provide local activities/provision that provide support to individuals and families during the winter months. This fund will support local initiatives to keep people warm, provide food and to enable people to heat their living areas and live safely in their homes.
The fund criteria are as follows:
- Provide community support initiatives that provide food/activities;
- Enhance existing provision through extending local hours or introducing/increasing food provision;
- Adapt existing provision to meet identified local needs;
- Strengthen or establish food larders or food table provision.
NWSCC encourages local community groups to consider applying for grants to extend or enhance their services over the winter months to support the most needy in the community.