Tackling Sectarianism fund 2017-18


Applications are now closed for the Tackling Sectarianism Fund 2017-18


The Scottish Government Tackling Sectarianism Fund is now closed to applications. The fund is for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. Scottish Government remains firmly committed to tackling sectarianism and is specifically looking to continue to build on the achievements that have been made over the past few years. 

The 2017-2018 specific criteria that applicants will be required to meet are that their project is able to add to our overall understanding of the nature and extent of sectarianism in modern Scotland by collecting data and evidence from their work.  Applicants should explain how they believe that their initiative will add to this knowledge base which can include providing information on: 

  • The nature and extent of sectarianism in Scotland and specifically how it is understood in, and impacts on, individual communities across Scotland.
  • The extent to which tackling sectarianism is a priority for individual communities and the level to which communities are prepared to engage in open and frank dialogue with one another on this issue.
  • The effectiveness of different interventions, and what can be learned from interventions which fail to have the intended impact and how interventions can be mainstreamed successfully.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 21 March 2017. If you have any queries about the fund, please contact VAF on 01383 620780 or email TSFenquiries@vaf.org.uk

Completed applications should be sent to TSFapplications@vaf.org.uk.

Clicking on the links below will take you to pages containing useful information for the Tackling Sectarianism Programme 


Information for funded organisations - Documents and templates

Networking Events & Meetings  -  Previous events, meetings and minutes

Reports - Reports of relevance to Tackling Sectarianism in Scotland


National Discussion day 10 November 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended the National Discussion Day for the Tackling Sectarianism Programme at St Paul's and St George's in Edinburgh. General feedback from the day has been very positive and the quality of the discussion shows how far we have come as a programme in the short period the projects have been running.


Bill Weir's introduction to the day, which includes some of the statistics for 2013-14 can be found here.