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Community Benefit Fund

Lintel Trust has been appointed to manage, distribute and report on a Community Benefit Fund of up to £150,000 per year on behalf of Scottish Procurement Alliance.

To date, we have distributed £520,000 to some fantastic projects making big differences to their communities. We have also acheived £373,502 in match funding for these projects.

We carried out social impact reporting on some sample projects in the first two years of delivery using the HACT Social Value Calculator.

The projects we studied acheived an incredible £1,475,612 in social value.

The SPA Community Benefit Fund is accumulated from procurement efficiencies generated by SPA partners from the collaborative procurement of construction and refurbishment works to social housing stock. SPA invests profits into the Community Benefit Fund which is distributed across Scotland.

Who Can Apply?

We work with each individual SPA Executive Committee Member, including Scottish Housing Associations and Local Authorities, to identify and implement projects to improve the wellbeing of social housing residents and the wider community. Projects all meet the Community Benefit areas identified by the Procurement (Scotland) Act 2014:

  • social inclusion
  • financial inclusion
  • digital participation
  • local community projects
  • employability

Projects are referred to Lintel Trust by Executive Committee Member organisations. We are unable to take applications that have not been referred by the SPA Executive Board.

CBF Application deadlines:

Board Meeting Dates for 2021-2022
5th May 2021
3rd August 2021 (AGM)
2nd November 2021
1st February 2022

Submission Dates for CBF Applications
21st April 2021
20th July 2021
19th October 2021
18th January 2022