The Scottish Government and BEMIS Scotland are committed to ensuring that our diverse ethnic and cultural minority communities participate fully within this year’s celebrations.

There is a total of £30,000 to be distributed to local community organisations as part of the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

Constituted charitable and non-profit organisations / community groups can apply for grants of between £250 and £1,000.

They want you to tell your community’s story - its history and heritage in Scotland, using ‘intangible cultural heritage’ – for example language, music, song, dance or storytelling.

To apply, you must be a community group, unincorporated association, charity or not-for-profit organisation working in, with or for Scotland’s diverse communities.

This is an open fund until the grant allocation has been distributed.

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