The Rob Ferguson Fund

Want to make a difference to your community ?

Think you have a great idea but no funds to get your project up and running ?

We want to hear from you…

New for MSV The Rob Ferguson fund is a programme that offers funds to individuals and groups working in MSV’s communities and neighbourhoods. This fund offers cash and direct support to initiatives that improve people's lives and the places where they live.

What do I need to apply?

All you need is a great idea that connects direct to MSV customers. Check your project is within one of our neighbourhoods by viewing a list of our areas here

What sort of projects get funding?

Our projects cover the following areas:

  • Green up - this could range from growing your own food to creating a garden that’s worthy of a ‘Britain in Bloom’ award.
  • Isolated and vulnerable - reach out to elderly and young people living on their own.
  • Improve safety in your neighbourhood, encourage participation through an activity for young people that uncaps their potential.
  • Improve health - through things like armchair fitness classes, a community boot camp, a sports event or an outdoor pursuit.
  • Bringing people together – build stronger, happier, harmonious places for people to thrive.
  • Tackle poverty - you can cook & eat healthy on a budget.
  • Get skills and improve individual capability.
  • Improve life chances or peoples wellbeing.
  • Employment and Training – step up through employment, entrepreneurship and training.

How much can I apply for?

To minimise barriers, we look at every project on its own merits. Don’t worry about how much you’re asking for; simply send your idea in.

How will I know my application was successful?

We make an initial assessment based on the information you provide. We might require further information on your idea, in which case we’ll talk to you. For small projects we make decisions week by week, project by project. For bigger projects a Panel meets every month and we will contact you if we require further details before making our decision.

What help can I get from MSV?

We have a team who work on community projects and wellbeing initiatives that support, guide and get involved with projects. The help we offer depends on what you need. We believe in our communities and we believe in YOU. We are committed to empowering people and making a difference, together we can achieve so much more.

Any Questions, need help with the application ?

Contact the Community Projects and Wellbeing Team at

Complete your online application below and once received we will be in touch.


...Submit your project...

Which MSV area does your idea connect to?*
What’s the name of your project?*
How much will your project cost?* We understand it may be a guess at this stage. Let us know if you are applying for funds from elsewhere. That makes a difference. As does the time that you intend to devote to your idea. We count volunteer time. It counts as much as cash!
What’s your idea?* Outline your idea. Tell us what you want to do. What benefit do you think it will bring to the community, the neighbourhood and most importantly, the people that live there? Have a look at ‘What sort of projects get funding?’ It will help you explain what you’re trying to achieve. How you are going to create something that will last?
Who can we contact?
Name: *

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