Community Grants

OCN grants to support communities in Stirling to become more dementia-inclusive

Up to 5 community groups

Between £5,000 and £10,000 available per proposal

Deadline for expression of interest: 7th November 2021

The OCN community funding will be accessible to community groups and organisations based within the Stirling Council area, which are already operating with dementia-inclusion as a focus, or willing to strengthen their awareness and promote further inclusion and access in their local area.

The funding will be administered to up to 5 groups, for an amount ranging between £5,000 and £10,000 per proposal. The capital funding can be used for making practical changes to their neighbourhoods, support research for larger-scale accessibility changes to be proposed to local authorities, and delivering activities that raise awareness and promote inclusion of people leaving with dementia and their unpaid carers. Review of the initial proposals will be collectively managed in collaboration with Dementia-Friendly Stirling Partners, and local third sector organisations.

Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest between the 11th of October and the 7th of November, using our online form.


Successful candidates will be announced by the 15th of November and will be supported through a series of workshops and tailored dementia-inclusive training throughout November and December 2021, including guidance on using the OCN tools and experiential audit walks. The training is intended to guide and inform the applicants’ final proposals, to be submitted by the 30th of January, for individual projects to be launched during the following weeks.

A virtual Open Session will be held on Tuesday 19th October from 12 to 1 pm for interested applicants. To book a place click here. Drop-in virtual appointments to find out more will also be held between the 27th and 29th October, book your time slot by emailing

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