Refugee status and settled status
The funding supports those refugees who have come to the end of the 5-year refugee status and are in the process of securing settled status or have received settled status (indefinite leave to remain - ILR).
In line with the New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy 2018 –2022, The New Scots Refugee Integration Delivery Project recognises that two-way integration does not end the day somebody’s refugee status expires. A rights-based approach (which is at the heart of New Scots) aims to ensure that refugees are empowered to know about their rights and to understand how to use them event when moving to a new legal status.
Funds and the role of lead partner organisations
For the purposes of monitoring and reporting, we require a lead partner to be listed in the application who will be responsible for:
- providing the organisations’ bank details
- overseeing the administration of the funds received
- be the main point of contact throughout the project
Submitting multiple bids from one organisation
If an organisations is submitting more than one bid (both independently and in partnership), all applications do not need to be submitted by the same dedicated individual.
The person listed as the main contact in the application is responsible for overseeing the project and, if relevant, keeping the partnership on track.
If an organisation is sending in more than one project it is important that the staff/volunteers working on the separate projects keep in touch with one another so that they don’t go over the permitted number of applications each organization is allowed.
Project type selection
Some projects may incorporate both good practice and innovation.
It is inevitable that there will be projects that incorporate elements of good practice and innovation. Please select which aspect of the project is of more significance:
- new ways of working, new collaborations and new approaches to integration (innovation) or
- building on existing models which are being applied on a larger scale, to a new geographic area or a new population (good practice)
Evidencing good practice
The grant application guidance provides links to examples of refugee integration projects across Scotland which demonstrate good practice. As well as these examples, you can reference internal monitoring and/or external reports which demonstrate the successful impact of existing work which your project is based on.
Supporting documentation that is not online
If reports have not been published online and a link is not available, you can add these documents as attachments to your online application.
You can also e-mail them to NewScotsProjectApplications@gov.scot If you are emailing them please make sure you include the name of your project and the lead organisation in the email.