The following details the key dates for grant applications for Edinburgh Council’s 2020/23 Communities and Families Grants to Third Parties Programme, and decisions by councillors about the overall size of the budget:
16th August Next meeting of the Education, Children and Families Committee– additional detail about the Grants Programme will be provided by council officers at this meeting
6th September Application process opens
8th November Closing date for applications
November 2019 to January 2020 Assessment of applications
6th February 2020– Full Council Meeting- to approve the overall budget for the Grants Fund
3rd March 2020– Education, Children and Families Committee meeting will approve the report on the assessment process with recommendations for awards of grant
1st July 2020- Start date for new awards- these would run until 30th June 2023
Network members and EVOC staff will be advocating to councillors and council officers on many aspects of the Grants Fund process outlined above to contribute to the best results for children and families.
For further information, the full paper from from the Education, Children and Families Committee can be found here.
Please come along to EVOC’s Children, Young People and Families’ Network meeting at 2pm on the first Thursday of every month at EVOC to contribute to developments.
We will be sending further information as appropriate about both the application process and briefing sessions for organisations to attend.