Scottish Government Innovation and Development Fund Application Form

  • What is the title of your project?
  • What is the name of your library service?
  • Name of Lead Manager
  • Around 250 words
  • £
  • Are you applying for this funding in partnership with another organisation?
  • Section 1: Organisation

  • Enter the details of the project team, inserting additional rows as required:
    Project RoleNameJob TitleEmail 
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  • Section 2: Background

  • Please give details of any contextual information which may support your bid. (300 words)
  • Section 3: Project Details

  • Explain the project aims, objectives and intended outcomes, outlining the specific processes for delivering key aims as well as the underlying rationale for the favoured approach.
  • Section 4: Project Outcomes

  • Please list the specific outcomes and outputs of your proposed project.
  • Section 5: Project Impact

  • Please state the intended impact of the project and outline plans for measuring success.
  • How would your proposed project enhance the quality of service delivery and professional practice in the context of your own organisation?
  • What value would knowledge about the outcomes of and lessons learned from your project have in supporting service and professional practice development in the wider sector?
  • Section 6: Milestones

  • What would be the milestones against which the success of your proposed project could be measured? Please include project reports and dissemination activities.
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  • Section 7: Project Management

  • What will be the arrangements for management of your proposed project (including partner participation, where applicable)?
  • How will you implement quality management? What standards will be considered when planning the project?
  • Section 8: Finance

  • How will you implement quality management? What standards will be considered when planning the project?
    ActivityAnticipated date of expenditureCost from IDF fundCost from other budgetTotal cost 
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  • Please enter the totals from the columns above
    Activity totalsCost from IDF fund totalsCost from other budgets totals 
  • Section 9: Sustainability

  • What are your plans for sustaining project activity after the funding period ends?
  • Section 10: Risk Management

  • What are the main risks for your project? How likely is it that these scenarios will occur? What is the potential impact, and what arrangements do you have in place to mitigate risk factors? Please note that a condition of grant will require a register of risks to be kept.
    RiskLikelihood (high, medium, low)Impact (high, medium, low)Action to manage risk 
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  • Section 11: Service Overview

  • Please provide details of any significant changes to library service provision in your local authority/organisation within the last three years. In particular, please include any reductions/increases in opening hours, library closures/openings, reduction/increase in staff numbers, or the introduction of new services.
  • Section12: Project Dates

  • Section 13: Dissemination

    SLIC will disseminate reports from your project through its website. SLIC may also request a follow-up report about the impact of your project between 12 and 24 months after the funding period.

    You may also be asked to provide details of any; publications, websites, mailing lists, seminars or conferences where you have presented details of your project.

  • Declaration

    I believe that the project is achievable within the given time and cost constraints, and with the available resources. I declare that, to the best of my knowledge, the information provided in this application form and any supporting documentation is accurate.
  • Head of Library Service or equivalent

  • Line Manager of Head of Library Service or equivalent, or Director of Finance

  • Partners, if Join Project

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