Tackling Sectarianism Grant

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The Tackling Sectarianism Grant was established by The Scottish Government in order to help increase the understanding of how sectarianism manifests itself in modern Scotland and how it impacts on individuals and communities.

Data collected from the applicants throughout each fund helped The Scottish Government come to a better understanding of the nature and extent of sectarianism.

Impact Funding Partners, then Voluntary Action Fund, managed the grant between 2012 and 2017. A grand total of £8,856,930 was distributed across 147 projects/organisations during this time.

We also provided a wide range of support and development through networking events and training exercises, as well as detailed reports and feedback sessions.

As well as the main grant, Voluntary Action Fund also managed the Tackling Sectarianism Small Grants on behalf of the Scottish Government between 2014 and 2016. This was similar to the main grant but it was specifically aimed at small community groups and faith based organisations with grants only available up to £10,000.

Between 2014 and 2016, £260,000 of funding was awarded to 65 projects as well as 36 organisations.

147
Projects Benefitted
£8.8m
Distributed
£260k
In Small Grants
5
Years Managed