Applications for the 2016/17 round are now closed.

PLIF 2016 Award Timeline

Friday 27th May 2016 Bids Open
Friday 1st July 2016 Closing Date for applications
Friday 8th July 2016 Funding Sub-committee evaluation / discussion
Friday 19th August 2016 Confirmation sent to successful library services
Wednesday 31st August 2016 Acceptance letters to be returned to SLIC
From 9th September 2016 70% of funds transferred to authorities
Friday 9th December 2016 Interim Reports due
From 12th December 2016 30% of funds transferred
Friday 5th May 2017 Final Report and financial records to SLIC

Every Child a Library Member’ Pilot

To coincide with National Libraries Day (Saturday 7 February 2015), the Scottish Library & Information Council (SLIC) announced details of a new library pilot scheme to make every child in Scotland a library member.

All 32 local authorities across Scotland have now signed up to support the ‘Every child a library member’ project, which is funded by the Public Library Improvement Fund.

Read the full press release here

Click on the link to see how the projects are being delivered locally Every Child A Library Member Pilots LA Breakdown

West Dunbartonshire Libraries recently organised a competition inviting each of the five secondary schools to design their new school library card.

PLIF Evaluation

Robert Gordon University were commissioned in 2015  to research previous SLIC funded projects and make recommendations for which successful projects could be rolled out to benefit other authorities.SLIC Final Report PLIF RGU

Resources

Listed below you will find awards, resources and reports about the Public Libraries Improvement Fund.

PLIF Awards 2016

This year SLIC has awarded nearly £250,000 in funding through the annual Public Library Improvement Fund (PLIF). Funding this year will help support a …

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PLIF Awards 2015

PLIF

Community Engagement Organisation: Dumfries & Galloway Libraries Project Title: Let’s Talk – our history & our memories Project Aim: To provid …

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PLIF final report submission

Scottish Government Public Libraries Improvement Fund Final Report Form InstitutionProject TitleProject Manager Contact DetailsName* First Last Email* …

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PLIF Interim report submission

Innovation and Development Fund Interim Report Form InstitutionProject TitleProject Manager Contact DetailsName* First Last Address line 1Address line …

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PLIF Awards 2014

PLIF Angus, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, Western Isles

Audience Development, community engagement and partnership working Organisation: Angus Libraries Project Title: Lego Literacy Project Aim: Award: £8,4 …

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PLIF Awards 2013

PLIF Angus, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Scottish Borders, South Ayrshire, West Lothian

Local Projects Funding was awarded to library services through a competitive bid process in support of these key strands: World War I Commemorations D …

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PLIF Awards 2012

PLIF, PLQIM Aberdeen, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Moray, North Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire

Aberdeen Digital Communities. Silver City Vault Phase 2: Local history and reminiscence project. Awarded: £4,500.00 Angus Hello iPad. To provide ICT t …

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PLIF Awards 2011

PLIF, PLQIM Aberdeenshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, Shetland, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire

Aberdeenshire Cool Computing for Couthie Customers. Wi-fi hardware to extend customer access, choice and experience. Awarded: GBP 19,600. Dumfries and …

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PLIF awards 2010

PLIF, PLQIM Aberdeenshire, Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Moray, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Aberdeenshire Wi-fi hardware to increase customer access to free broadband. Awarded: GBP 20,000. Argyll and Bute, Falkirk, Glasgow Life, Inverclyde, M …

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PLIF Awards 2009

PLIF, PLQIM Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, Orkney, Shetland

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Focus on the Reader Reader-Centred Libraries. Awarded GBP 32,400 Dumfries and Galloway EQUAL-IT Wi-fi and cash payments in l …

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Submit interim report

Successful applicants for this fund can submit interim project reports via the website.

PLIF interim report form


Submit final report

Successful applicants for this fund can submit final project reports via the website.

PLIF final report form