Vaccine Information Fund Accepting Applications in Scotland

The Scottish Government wants to ensure that all people in Scotland have equal access to information about the Covid-19 vaccines. To this end, it is providing funding to enable communities to hold engagement sessions about the vaccine programme and develop information resources that can be used for different communities with particular interest in reaching asylum seekers, multi-generational minority ethnic groups, newer migrant individuals and communities, and African and Black communities which have their own specific issues that need to be addressed.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for activities taking place between March 2021 and August 2021.

The funding could be used to:

Raise awareness of the vaccine and the vaccination programme

Run online engagement sessions to discuss the vaccine

Create written or visual information resources in members’ mother tongues

Overcome and dispel misinformation about Covid-19 and the vaccine

Other creative ideas are welcome.

Examples of activities include, but are not limited to:

Hosting a series of online events for the community to raise awareness about the vaccine and vaccination process and ask questions.

Develop a mother tongue resource that can be used to help share information to the community and others who share the same language.

Using an ongoing service or event to enable people to have an open discussion about the vaccine in any language that is best.

All activities must comply with all relevant COVID-19 social distancing rules as set out by the Scottish Government.

The programme is being managed by BEMIS, the national Ethnic Minorities led umbrella body supporting the development of the Ethnic Minorities Voluntary Sector in Scotland and the communities that this sector represents.

No application deadlines have been published.

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