Resilient Scotland’s Start & Grow – First application deadline approaches

Start & Grow is available to organisations in one of the 13 designated local authority areas identified in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (Clackmannanshire, Dundee, East Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian).

 This new fund comes from JESSICA (Scotland) Trust, a £15 million independent Trust Fund established by the Scottish Community Foundation (SCF) with an endowment from the BIG Lottery Fund.   The work of the trust is managed by SCF on behalf of Resilient Scotland Ltd, the corporate trustee.

 Start & Grow will:

 be open for two years

  • offer combined loan and grant packages from £10K to £60k
  • have an accessible application process, managed in conjunction with Social Investment Scotland (SIS)
  • reinvest funds in the sector

  How can I apply?

 check your organisations eligibility, complete the checklist at

  • if eligible, call the Resilient team for an application form

 The team will take forward the assessment process and final decisions will be made by Resilient Scotland’s Awards Panel.  The Awards Panel will meet quarterly.  You can see the published application deadlines and award panel dates on our website first application deadline is 31 July 2012.

 For further information you can contact the Resilient team on Tel: 0131 524 0300 or email:





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