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Advocacy in the Children's Hearings System: grant application

Published: 11 Sep 2019

A grant for advocacy provider organisations to support children involved in the Children's Hearings System.

Advocacy in the Children's Hearings System: grant application
Who can apply

Who can apply

Applications are welcome from individual organisations or from consortia of organisations and groups. 

In the case of a consortium, a lead body must be identified that will be responsible for all aspects of the management and delivery of the project, including accepting responsibility on behalf of the consortium for all offers of funding and any associated conditions of funding. 

All partners must be identified within the application form with a named contact provided that will be able to confirm commitment to the provision.

Only applications that meet the eligibility criteria will be assessed for potential funding.  

Only in the case of exceptional circumstances can an application be considered from an organisation that does not have legal personality.  In the first instance you should contact Scottish Government’s Advocacy in Children’s Hearings Team to discuss your situation but please note that any applicant in this position can only be considered subject to the following:  

  • additional due diligence into the applicant’s structures and financial status in order to satisfy Scottish Government that provision of an advocacy grant will carry minimal risk
  • the organisation applying must be able to provide an entity with legal personality (either a body or an individual) with whom to contract with, and who will hold responsibility for any liabilities which may arise in relation to any grant award


To discuss any part of this grant application you can contact the Children’s Hearings Advocacy Team: