Opportunities Funding Funding to help local decision-making in Scotland Deadline: 14 September 2018 Would you like to get together with other people in your community, to discuss the future of your local area? Run by the Voluntary Action Fund, the Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund provides grants of up to £300 (in exceptional circumstances up to £500) to small voluntary organisations and community groups in Scotland, to help them hold a meeting/event with a group of five or more people to discuss what matters to them in relation to democracy. Groups and voluntary organisations with a turnover of up to £100,000 can apply for this grant, to cover costs such as venue hire, catering, childcare and inclusive communication such as interpreters. A brief report and evidence of what emerged from the event must be returned to the Scottish Government by 31 October 2018. Further information is available on the Voluntary Action Fund website.