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About the CalMac Community Fund

The CalMac Community Fund exists to benefit the lives of people living in our communities by supporting nonprofit groups in our network achieve their goals. 

We are delighted to announce 59 new awards to community services restarting or continuing since the pandemic. In particular, the fund aimed to support: 

  • Services and activities addressing or reducing social isolation, including encouraging re-engagement with community activity following the pandemic. 

  • Services and activities supporting better mental health and improved well-being. 

More information can be found in the Awards tab below.  

Since its launch in 2019 the CalMac Community Fund has now supported 195 groups deliver projects delivering:  

  • Health and Wellbeing outcomes including improved mental health, improved self-esteem and increased physical activity. 

  • Social and Community outcomes including greater access to local community and social activities, development of new friendships and development of new life skills. 

  • Education and Skills outcomes including improved teamwork and communication.  

  • Employment and Volunteering outcomes including the generation of 903 volunteering hours. 

Projects supported by the Fund have engaged with over 4,500 people living in our communities. Recent research has forecasted that for every pound awarded through the CalMac Community Fund, communities' benefit from a social return of £7.32. It is expected to deliver £965,467.88 of value over two years. 

CalMac became the first Scottish company to be awarded a Level 2 Social Value Quality Mark for initiatives such as the CalMac Community Fund.  

The Fund is currently closed for applications, and we will make announcements about this year's Fund later in the year. 

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