GCVS on behalf of the Reshaping Care for Older People Glasgow City Partnership is pleased to announce a new round of funding for Glasgow’s Third Sector Transformation Fund.

The first year of the Third Sector Transformation Fund saw 20 voluntary sector organisations benefit from a total of £700,000 in funding from the Reshaping Care for Older People Change Plan.

The new funding round will support projects that:

  • Improve the health of older people and/or their families and carers;
  • Reduce social isolation of older people;
  • Increase independence and resilience for older people and/or their families and carers;
  • Build capacity of individuals and communities to be more connected.

The value of the fund is circa £1.4M for 2013/15 and applications will be accepted from Monday 3rd June until Friday 2nd August.

Please note that there will only be one funding round and therefore one opportunity to apply for projects that will run during 2013-14 and 2014-15.

If applicant organisations have previously been funded through the TS Transformation Fund then they will be eligible to apply for up to 12 months further activity which must be completed by September 2014.  Applicant organisations not previously in receipt of funding may apply for up to 17 months activity.  These projects must be able to complete by February 2015.

Eligibility criteria for the 2013-15 Glasgow Transformation Fund can be downloaded from the Voluntary Action Fund website The application forms and guidance for main grants (£15001 to £50,000) and small grants (up to £15,000) will go live on 3rd June.  One or two awards in excess of £50,000 may be made for partnership projects.

Information sessions will be held between 30th May and 6th June and details of these including how to register will be published in the next few days.  Further information on how to apply to the fund is available from Diane Wilson, Programme Development Officer, diane.wilson@voluntaryactionfund.org.uk  Tel: 01383 620780 (ext 252) or from the website.