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Community Play Fund

Community Play Fund

 

[APPLICATIONS FOR THIS FUND ARE NOW CLOSED]

The Community Play Fund, aimed at supporting childhood health and wellbeing through play, opened in May 2019.

Outdoor play improves childhood health and wellbeing, helps to raise attainment and aspiration, thereby addressing inequality and improving the life chances of Scotland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families. The Community Play Fund will provide financial and development support to eligible Scottish charities delivering outdoor play-based interventions for children.

This funding is targeted at areas of high deprivation within local authority areas that have not already received significant funding. Applications for up to £35,000 will be considered, though the average award is likely to be less than this.

Unfortunately, any charity currently receiving funding from the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund (CYPFEIF) provided by Scottish Government and managed through the Corra Foundation is not eligible.

 

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