Grants over £5,000

Grants over £5,000

We’re currently accepting grant applications for eligible large-scale projects in Levenmouth that can fulfil our required funding criteria.

How much funding can be applied for?

Funding for projects up to £5 million can be applied for, however, the Levenmouth Reconnected Programme will only fund projects to a maximum of 75% of total eligible project costs.

This figure can be reviewed by the Levenmouth Reconnected Working Group and may be increased or decreased throughout the duration of the programme. Should a project apply for 75% of the project costs, the Working Group Assessment Panel can decide to lower the rate if they feel that the project doesn’t fully meet the themes, priorities or objectives of the fund.

Application deadlines

The Large Grants Scheme operates on biannual (twice a year) basis and applications should be submitted prior to the published deadline.

Deadlines for the next round of Large Grant Scheme submissions:

  • 12 noon Wednesday 28th February 2024 (for expressions of interest)
  • 12 noon Friday 29th March 2024 (for application submissions)

How will applications be assessed?

Large applications will be assessed by members of the Levenmouth Reconnected Programme Working Group. There will be a minimum of five assessors from a variety of organisations, and applications will be assessed against the scoring mechanism.

Application process

The timescales for large grant applications are indicative and may be significantly longer for those applications that have not provided all the required detail within their initial application or are requested to clarify information/details they have provided.

  1. Submit Expression of Interest by 28th February 2024 and acknowledged (within 1 working day)
  2. Feedback provided on submission (10 working days)
  3. Application received by 29th March 2024 and acknowledged (1 working day)
  4. Technical check (within 10 working days)
  5. Application placed on hold until application deadline date passed
  6. Assessment by working group panel in April 2024
  7. Review by April/May 2024 meeting of Oversight Group
  8. Submission to next available Levenmouth Area Committee
  9. Applicant notified of decision (within 3 working days)

Fife Council reserves the right to change the process at any time, as well as how applications are assessed, if they feel it is reasonable to do so.

Application guidance

Before starting your application, please refer to the following documents, which will help you when completing your application. By following the guidance, it will help reduce any possible delays caused due to missing or incomplete information.

Applicants must not commence any work prior to a formal grant offer issued by the Levenmouth Reconnected Programme, as we are unable to fund retrospectively for work already undertaken.

We also have developed a set of FAQs to help you answer any questions you may have about the process.

Contacting us

If you have any further questions about the Large Grants Scheme, please use our contact information.

Start your application for Large Grants Scheme funding