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Social Economy Growth Fund

The 2nd round of the Social Economy Growth Fund (SEGF) is now open.

The SEGF is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government will provide match funding for the Fund ‘at source’.

The funding will support and grow the capacity of Scotland’s social economy organisations for example by creating new/expanding existing services and employing additional staff.

Aimed at organisations who are at least 3 years old who work successfully with individuals experiencing poverty and disadvantage, the fund will provide funding between £100,000 and £250,000 with all activity to be completed by 31 March 2020.

Government expect the Fund will:
–  support activities to strengthen and sustain social economy organisations
–  grow social enterprises/sector by increasing employment
–  develop new business models for the social economy to combat poverty and social exclusion

Please note the Fund is not a training/employability programme. It will not support/fund activities that duplicate Employability Pipelines, statutory or current organisational activity.

Click here for the guidance and the application form.

The deadline to apply is 12 noon, Friday 22nd December.