Scottish Government/Comic Relief - 'Levelling the Field' Funding

7 Aug 2020

2020 is the 8th year of partnership between Comic Relief and the Scottish Government. Together, they have supported organisations across the UK, Bangladesh and Sub-Saharan Africa to improve social inclusion, empower women and girls, support vulnerable children and young people and improve living conditions for people living in slums.  Comic Relief developed the first  ‘Levelling the Field’ initiative in 2017 in partnership with the Scottish Government and the UK Treasury, to support and amplify the role that sport can play in the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality.  Last week, the scheme called for applications for grants for Levelling the Playing Field II.

International Development Minister, MSP Jenny Gilruth said, “Our funding for Levelling the Field is a perfect example of our commitment to Scotland playing its part in addressing global challenges and injustices and doing this through a partnership approach. That’s why I’m also pleased that the Scottish Government is again teaming up with Comic Relief to build on the success of our previous work together for this second phase of funding.”

In partnership with the Scottish Government and the UK Treasury, and supporting the role that sport can play in the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality,  Comic Relief developed the first  ‘Levelling the Field’ initiative in 2017 to support projects using sport to create change for women and girls.

This highlights the strength of our partnership and they are therefore delighted to announce our joint commitment to ‘Levelling the Field II’; 2020-2023.

International Development Minister, MSP Jenny Gilruth said, “Our funding for Levelling the Field is a perfect example of our commitment to Scotland playing its part in addressing global challenges and injustices and doing this through a partnership approach. That’s why I’m also pleased that the Scottish Government is again teaming up with Comic Relief to build on the success of our previous work together for this second phase of funding.”

As well as making approximately 10 new investments, they will actively promote networking, collaboration and shared learning opportunities among funded partners. Technical support will also be available to build organisational capacity and to support long term sustainability of those they fund.

To find out more, check your organisation's eligibility and apply for funding, please click here.