Funding: GVC Fund

About this fund

The GVC Fund offers grants of up to £5,000 to groups and projects delivering sport, healthy activity projects, and projects supporting men’s physical and mental health. The fund was first available in 2019 but was paused in 2020 due to the pandemic. 

Purpose of this fund

The fund aims to support projects that use sport and physical activity to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas, and support men with mental or physical health problems to become more active.

The fund will support a range of activities that can achieve this aim. For example. the GVC Fund could support:

  • Men’s health projects
  • Community sport activities
  • Men’s sheds
  • Mentoring projects
  • Social inclusion work

This is not an exhaustive list of examples.

Additional criteria

For this fund, projects must be working with adults (over 18s). The fund cannot support work with young people below this age. If your organisation works with a mixed age group, any activity you are applying for should only be for adults. 

Applicants can apply for up to 50% of the grant as core costs, but if doing so, the remainder should be as project delivery costs.

Who can apply?

All applicants must meet Foundation Scotland’s Common Eligibility Criteria.