Glasgow groups urged to grab share of £50,000 fund

A £50,000 pot of community cash fund is up for grabs.

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And if you run a group doing great things to help local people living tough lives, then you could be in the running.

You might be able to snap up a share of The Red Nose Day £50,000 community cash fund.

The charity – which is asking everyone to Do Something Funny for Money on March 15 as part of Red Nose Day – has teamed up with the Evening Times to help Glasgow groups continue the good work they are doing in the city.

The cast of BBC drama River City are joining in the fun – stars of the show recreated the famous 'lunch atop a skyscraper' image for today's campaign launch.

Una McLean, who plays Molly O'Hara in River City, said: "It was brilliant fun to get involved with the launch of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day campaign.

"Red Nose Day is such a simple way for everyone to raise money to help people in the UK and Africa. So come on, Scotland, wear your nose with pride and get fundraising – let's aim high."

For this year's Red Nose Day community cash campaign, we are looking for applications from lunch clubs, toddlers' groups, community festivals, sports teams and more.

To be eligible, your group must be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area in Glasgow, be properly constituted and have had an income of less than £100,000 (in the last year).

Grants of between £500 and £1000 are available – so what are you waiting for?

With the help of Foundation Scotland, the money will be distributed to those who need it most.

Sue Wicks, UK grants manager for Comic Relief, said: "Comic Relief is delighted to be working with the Glasgow Evening Times and offering Red Nose Day Community Cash once again to local groups in Glasgow.

"We've funded some truly inspiring projects in the city in Glasgow last time. We know, from our long experience of grant making in communities all over the UK, that local groups can make a huge impact at the heart of their communities with a small amount of money.

"I urge as many groups as possible to get their applications in now for their chance to get a grant from the £50,000 on offer."

To apply for a grant and to read the full terms and conditions, visit communitycash

And don't forget to do your bit and Do Something Funny for Money this Red Nose Day, Friday, March 15.

You can find loads of fundraising ideas at


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