Stranraer Resilience Fund

Are you a Stranraer community organisation working with people in hardship?

The Stranraer Resilience Fund is a small grants fund for projects to alleviate the effects of welfare reform in disadvantaged communities in Stranraer. Local community organisations can apply for a grant of between £500 and £2,000. The process is simple and quick.

How does it work?

Applying for funding is simple and we’ll get back to you quickly. Successful applicants will receive the funds up front – the reporting requirements are straightforward and simple.

The second round of funding opens on the 1st May 2017 until 1st of August 2017.

To apply, please return your completed application form to with by email or post.  You will hear back from us within 4 weeks of the deadline, telling you whether your application is successful.

All projects must be completed by 1st December 2017 irrespective of which funding tranche you are applying for. Please note that a condition of the award will be submission of a short end of project report. Acknowledgement of the financial support from Stranraer Resilience Fund must be given in any publicity.

Who can apply?

Local community groups and organisations based in and working in Stranraer.

Applications will only be accepted from constituted, non-profit distributing organisations.

We will need to see a copy of your constitution and receive details of your bank account and confirmation of at least two unrelated signatories.

We’re looking for applications from grassroots organisations which are community-led and work in low-income neighbourhoods. Priority will be given to organisations with an annual income of less than £50,000.

What can I apply for?

Your project must alleviate the effects of welfare reform in disadvantage communities in Stranraer. Projects must have a focus on one or more of these specific themes:

Financial awareness

Young people in need

Support for vulnerable groups

Eating healthy on a budget

Care for carers

Who is behind this?

The Stranraer Resilience Fund is supported by the Scottish Government via Development Trust Association Scotland. Stranraer Development Trust is administering the fund on their behalf.

Stranraer Resilience Fund Guidance Notes

Stranraer Resilience Fund Application Form

If you would like a Word version of the form please request by email to

We would like to express our thanks to the Scottish Government and DTAS (Development Trust Association Scotland) for their support with this project.