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Scottish Government Public Library Improvement Fund Application
A. Project Title
B. Applicant Details
This will be the main contact for the project.
C. Project Summary

State the main aim of your project.
Provide a brief overview of how your project will achieve the stated aim (around 250 words).
D. Project Partners

Section 1: Organisation
Enter the details of the project team inserting additional rows as required:
Project Role Name Job Title Email
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Section 2: Background
300 words
Section 3: Project Details
Section 4: Outcomes & Outputs
Please list the specific outcomes and outputs of your proposed project.
Section 5: Project Impact
Section 6: Milestones
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Milestone Date
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Section 7: Project Management
Include partner participation, where applicable.
Section 8: Finance
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Activity Anticipated date of expenditure Amount from PLIF Amount from other budget Total Amount
Totals: £ £ £
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Section 9: Sustainability
Section 10: Risk Management
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.
Risk Likelihood Impact 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 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. Please include date of the latest HGIOPLS assessment.
Section 12: 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.

Section 14: 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