COVID-19 Third Sector Funders and Funding UPDATED 20/8/20

What Funding is available to Third Sector Organisations? We will update these pages as and when information is available…. Please scroll down the page – there are lots of links to live funds and grants

UPDATED 20/8/20

***TNL Community Fund for Community-led Activity aims to support communities to bring real improvements in their local areas. COVID-19 focussed applications will be prioritised until October 2020. Find out more information on their website https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/grants-for-community-led-activity

*** Independent Age Grants Fund – Organisations working with older people, especially those focussing their work on the current coronavirus crisis can apply to receive £5,000-£15,000. This fund closes at 9am on 11th September.
https://www.independentage.org/community/grants-fund

***The Volant Trust accepts applications from charities in the UK that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Closing date 31st December 2020.
https://www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/

***Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRR)- in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Foundation Scotland is delivering the RRR Fund. The RRR Fund will support organisations to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, to re-establish or re-design their activities to comply with new regulations, in addition to providing emergency support for those who need it most. Apply as soon as possible.
https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/community-response,-recovery-resilience-fund/

***The Silverburn Giving Back Project has been set up to celebrate the importance of community. Foundation Scotland are inviting local charities and constituted organisations to apply for one of 10 grants of £2,000 each. Open to registered charities or constituted groups who work in one of the following priority areas : Tackling food poverty, Providing support services to people affected by domestic violence and abuse, Supporting the homeless and Providing employment opportunities/skills development. Applications are requested within geographical area of Silverburn, please note that the area relevant to the North West is Glasgow City. Closing Date is 18th September. https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/the-silverburn-giving-back-project/

 

UPDATED 13/8/20

***GCVS latest email bulletin included links to some new fundershttps://mailchi.mp/d83b8761c108/funding-extra-12thaugust2020-1779654?e=4e57d0b684

***SCVO Third Sector Hub: You can also check https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/independent

UPDATED 5/8/20

*****Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRR)- in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Foundation Scotland is delivering the RRR Fund. The RRR Fund will support organisations to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, to re-establish or re-design their activities to comply with new regulations, in addition to providing emergency support for those who need it most. Apply as soon as possible.
https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/community-response,-recovery-resilience-fund/

***Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme is designed to support charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grassroots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. The focus will be to make one-year grants only to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services to charities that can show financial stability.
http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/small-grants-scheme/

***The Provident Social Impact Fund (Scotland) aims to support social inclusion. The programme will invest in activities that seek to alleviate the underlying problems that prevent social inclusion and enjoyment of a full modern life. Organisations applying to the Fund must be based in or supporting people living within the Glasgow City area, Paisley, or Inverclyde only. The deadline is 12 noon on Monday 10th August 2020.
https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/provident-social-impact-fund/

***People’s Postcode Trust have announced applications for funding are now open for community groups and good causes across Great Britain provides, under the themes ‘Promoting human rights, Combatting discrimination and Preventing poverty.’ Applications will remain open until the 19th August 2020, with groups able to apply for awards from £500 up to £20,000.
https://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/

*** #ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund is now open and will help grassroots organisations in Scotland to support vulnerable individuals, families, and communities, including coping with the impacts of Coronavirus.
The work to be supported will fit one of the following four strategic themes: Children Survive & Thrive, Gender Justice, A Safe Place to Be and  Mental Health Matters. The Fund will provide grants of up to £10,000 and is open to charities and voluntary organisations with an income of less than £250,000. https://www.corra.scot/grants/comic-relief-coronavirus/

 

UPDATED 23/7/20

***Next Step Initiative (NSI) in its partnership with Comic Relief to provide financial support and improved vital capacity to Black Minority Ethnic community groups across Scotland.

This grant programme is in recognition of the disproportionate impact that Covid-19 has had on Black and Asian communities and seeks to address these inequalities as part of Comic Relief’s wider Covid-19 crisis response. This funding aims to ensure that vulnerable and marginalised communities are provided with the required support, which will not only alleviate the challenges of the current pandemic but will make a lasting difference to people’s lives post Covid-19.

Applications deadline is 17th Oct 2020. Applicants should apply as soon as possible. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis until 12 noon on the 17th of October 2020.

http://www.nextstepinitiative.org.uk/comic-relief-grant-programme/

***Homeless Link COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund is available for frontline homelessness charitable organisations in the UK who are directly affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.

The Fund aims to provide financial relief to small and medium sized homelessness organisations meeting the eligibility criteria to ensure they can stay open and survive the crisis caused by coronavirus. It also aims to help those organisations adapt their service delivery to respond to the crisis and what they have learnt over the last few months about how to deliver services better to people experiencing homelessness during periods of increased demand and challenges. See the link below for applications and deadlines details:
https://www.homeless.org.uk/connect/blogs/2020/jul/13/covid-19-homelessness-response-fund-launches-second-round-of-funding

***The Fore’s RAFT Transition Fund will offer unrestricted grants of up to £15,000 to help fantastic small charities and social enterprises plan for the longer term and gain a stringer footing in a post-coronavirus world.

The fund will be delivered in two rounds.  The first round opens for registration on 20th July and a second round of funding will open for registration in September. Register and apply: https://www.thefore.org/applying-for-funding/

***Volunteering Matters Action Earth Grants are offering grants of between £50 and £250 are available to local groups to improve local green spaces in Scotland.

Funding can be used for planting projects, and wildlife habitat creation and will cover costs such as plants, tools, materials and volunteer expenses. Priority will be given to activities that improve the health and wellbeing of deprived local communities; involve disabled and vulnerable people or young people at risk of exclusion.

A limited number of Action Earth Enhanced Grants of up to £500 are also offered for projects which can demonstrate a significant health impact through working with people who have defined health or social needs. Applications can be made at any time but projects must be concluded by February 2021.

https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk/project/action-earth/ 

 

UPDATED 16/7/20

***Inspiring Scotland is seeking applications for the Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund, funded by the Scottish Government and set up to support children’s health and wellbeing through outdoor play. The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 20 July. https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/news/organised-outdoor-community-play-fund-now-open/

***OFGEM Energy Redress Scheme is now open. The Energy Redress Scheme has two separate funds open

  • The Main Fund is aimed at projects seeking grants between £50,000 and £1 million.
  • The Small Project Fund is aimed at projects seeking grants of between £20,000 and £49,999.

The deadline for applications to the above two funds is 5pm on Thursday 30 July 2020.

The COVID-19 Crisis Fund contains up to £6 million and is open to charities that support vulnerable households who are at crisis point and unable to top up their prepayment energy meters. The fund awards grants between £20,000 and £300,000 to help charities deliver crisis interventions and the closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 27 July 2020. https://www.energyredress.org.uk/apply-funding

 

UPDATED 9/7/20

***Comic Relief have announced a new funding opportunity for organisations. Change Makers is focused on creating change in the wider world, whether locally or nationally.  Change Makers opens for applications week beginning 13 July 2020 and closes at 12 noon on 28 August 2020.   https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities/change-makers/

***The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust have launched a  “Charity survival fund” aimed at helping charities through the coronavirus pandemic. The fund will provide core funding to help charities overcome the effects of Covid-19 and is open to UK-registered charities with annual incomes of less than £5m. The deadline for applications is 27 Julyhttps://www.juliahansrausingtrust.org/charity-survival-fund/

***Central Scotland Green Network Trust Growing Food Together Fund is now open. Projects can apply to the fund that aims to foster community engagement in growing and learning about food, and promote healthy eating and outdoor exercise. Deadline is Friday 24 July 2020. See their website for details

***The National Lottery Heritage Fund has been at the forefront of providing emergency support, during the coronavirus pandemic, to the heritage sector. The criteria for that fund  has now been expanded  to help heritage organisations safely reopen in line with the Scottish Government’s new guidelines.The application deadline is Friday 31 July 2020. Find out more https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/heritage-emergency-fund/50-250k or contact the Scotland team

UPDATED 2/7/20

***The National Lottery Heritage Fund has been at the forefront of providing emergency support, during the coronavirus pandemic, to the heritage sector. The criteria for that fund  has now been expanded  to help heritage organisations safely reopen in line with the Scottish Government’s new guidelines.The application deadline is Friday 31 July 2020. Find out more https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/heritage-emergency-fund/50-250k or contact the Scotland team

***Spring Impact have launched Scale Accelerator – a fully funded 6-month Accelerator Programme for UK based charities and social enterprises. Starting in November 2020, the programme will provide vital support, skills and perspective for organisations aiming to maximise their impact and change more lives. Successful organisations will receive £30,000 worth of consultancy support.  Applications close on 12 August and you can apply online by completing a short eligibility quiz. You can apply on their website  https://www.springimpact.org/scale-accelerator-2/

***Paths for All Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Fund is now open. Supported by Transport Scotland,it funds projects that encourage walking, cycling and using sustainable transport.  The fund is open to public, community and third sector organisations. https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/active-travel/smarter-choices-smarter-places-1/open-fund

***Women’s Fund for Scotland grants of up to £5,000 are available under the following 2 areas: Emergency Response and Recovery and Resilience. The Recovery and Resilience strand is intended to support organisations adapting their normal working practices to conform to any Government guidelines relating to Covid-19, whilst continuing to meet the needs of the women and girls they work with. More information and how to apply on their website: https://www.womensfundscotland.org/funding/response_recovery_resilience/

***Creative Communities is a new programme from Inspiring Scotland that aims to support and empower communities to develop cultural activities. The programme will distribute up to £600,000 to support communities to develop new initiatives involving culture and creative arts for the period October 2020-June 2021. In addition to investing in projects, Inspiring Scotland will provide a number of community organisations with development support to progress ideas to the point where they can be more fully funded over the course of a second year.  Go to their website to apply https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/what-we-do/our-funds/creative-communities/

***The Cycling Friendly Communities development fund 2020/21 is now open, the fund supports community groups to take a leading role in increasing the number of people who cycle. Read more and apply on their website https://www.cycling.scot/what-we-do/cycling-friendly/community

UPDATED 23/6/20

***RBS Social and Community Capital have launched a £1 million Coronavirus Response Fund which is offering unrestricted grants to between £5,000 – £50,000 to organisations across the UK that employ people from vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. Applications opened on 22 June and are expected to be open for at least a week. So get your application in quick. You can find all of the guidelines and application form here.

***Baillie Gifford Fund will support community groups and small charities across Scotland with an income of less than £250,000. There are grants for community organisations and grassroots sports. The next deadline is 24th August. https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/baillie-gifford/

***Scottish Whisky Action Fund  Aims to invest in organisations that have innovative plans to reduce the impact of alcohol-related harm in Scotland. The fund can make awards up to £25,000. The deadline for applications is 2nd July 
https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/scotch-whisky-action-fund/

UPDATED 18/6/20

***One Parent Families Scotland has secured funding from the Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund to provide vital support to single parents across Scotland during this challenging period.  Through this funding, third sector and statutory organisations can sponsor single parents to apply for £50 for help with their energy costs. Sponsoring organisations can access the application form via the following link:  https://opfs.org.uk/wellbeing-fund-application/   Password: singleparentsponsor The grant opened on 15th June at 12 noon and close on 24th June at 5pm.  Dependent on demand this may have to be shortened.  If you require any assistance, please contact 0131 556 3899 or by email energygrants@opfs.org.uk

***The Sports Organisation Support COVID-19 fund delivers funding to sports clubs and organisations requiring support to help them emerge from short term financial hardship and costs associated with restarting sports activities under social distancing guidelines. This fund is specifically targeted at organisations in the sport and physical activity sector who have a role in supporting Glasgow communities to get and stay active. Organisations can apply for grants up to £2,000. Find out more  here.

***SCVO website lists sources of funding from Government, local government and independent organisations and trusts. See link to Independent funding sources that are currently live https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/independent

***The Movement for Good Awards have opened for Phase 2 which will see 10 charities receive a grant of £50,000. Championing innovation, the awards are focused on supporting charities to turn creative ideas into practical solutions that benefit society. Applications are open from Monday 15 June – Friday 24 July 2020. For all the information, see the Movement for Good website.

UPDATED 10/6/20

*** Children in Need Next Steps Programme will open for applications from 10 June 2020The Next Steps programme is  designed to deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organisations will be able to apply for projects commencing in September 2020.  https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/covid-19-funding-streams/

***The Bank of Scotland Reach Programme is suitable for charities who can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion. For the remainder of 2020 Reach will be a monthly programme. https://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/funding-programmes/reach

***SCVO website lists sources of funding from Government, local government and independent organisations and trusts. See link to Independent funding sources that are currently live https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/independent

UPDATED 3/6/20

***Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Funding This fund, delivered via Foundation Scotland, remains open. It aims to support local charities and grassroots organisations across Scotland to help them respond to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and to recover from its impact.  You can apply here https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/community-response,-recovery-resilience-fund/

***SCVO website lists sources of funding from Government, local government and independent organisations and trusts. See link to Independent funding sources that are currently live https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/independent

UPDATED 27/5/20

***Give Local COVID-19 Response by United Way UK will be distributing an estimate of 20 small grants of £2,000, £3,000 and £5,000, and 3 community impact grants of £10,000.  Applications close on 5th June : https://www.unitedway.org.uk/united-way-uk-covid-19-give-local-response

***SCVO website lists sources of funding from Government, local government and independent organisations and trusts. See link to Independent funding sources that are currently live https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/independent

UPDATED 21/5/20

*** Small Business Grant Scheme: Properties occupied by charities can now apply for the £10,000 Small Business Grant Scheme to help with pressures caused by coronavirus. You can NOW apply on the Glasgow City Council website:  https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/businesssupportfund

***Independent Age Covid-19 Fund: Older people’s charity Independent Age has launched a £2m fund for small charities working with older people in challenging situations or who could be overlooked during the Covid-19 crisis are being invited to apply. The first round opened 18th May and will close at 9am on 4 June. More info and apply https://www.independentage.org/community/grants-fund

UPDATED 14/5/20

***Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme: Charities that support vulnerable energy users or have innovative ideas that will benefit energy customers are being invited to apply for a share of £13m of funding from the latest round of the scheme, managed by the Energy Saving Trust. Charities must register for the Energy Redress Scheme two weeks before the deadline in order to be eligible. https://www.energyredress.org.uk/

*** Glasgow CAN Resilience Grant of up to £500 to members for projects based north of the river. Please contact Glasgow CAN if you are not sure if you are eligible or not via info@glasgowcan.org. This grant is open to Glasgow CAN members only but membership is free. Applications open 11th May and the deadline is 25th May.
More info and how to apply: https://glasgowcan.org/resiliencegrant 

UPDATED 13/5/20

***Small Business Grant Scheme  premises now eligible for £10,000 grants. Properties occupied by charities can now apply for the £10,000 Small Business Grant Scheme to help with pressures caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The Small Business Grant Scheme is administered by local authorities. Organisations can apply for the scheme through their local council. Read the Scottish Government full statement

***Glasgow Food Fund launched today by Glasgow City Council and GCVS. This is a small fund for third sector organisations, who can apply for grants of £100-£5000.

The money is available to help organisations maintain or enhance existing food work and to provide food in areas of the city or to client groups who are currently not getting help. Glasgow Food Fund Guidance and Application Form

***The second round of the Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund is NOW OPEN to applications from voluntary sector organisations providing crucial services to people as a result of corona virus. Applications to be received by noon on 22nd May 2020. https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/scottish-government/wellbeing-fund

UPDATED 6/5/20

***Glasgow City Council Area Partnership Budget Applications The deadline for applications for the next round of Area Partnerships under the revised process  is fast approaching. Applications should be sent by 15th May 2020, with decisions being made on 30th June 2020. https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/areapartnershipgrants
For more information, contact  Fiona Dickson (for Wards 2-5, 10-16 and 23; Fiona.Dickson@glasgow.gov.uk

***The Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund Update. This fund supports organisations across the third sector that are providing important services for people as a result of coronavirus. The fund is currently paused; however it is anticipated that Phase 2 of the Wellbeing Fund will open again for new Expressions of Interest on May 8th 2020. https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/scottish-government/wellbeing-fund

*** Third Sector Resilience Fund remains open. The fund’s primary intention is to help these organisations to stabilise and manage cash-flows over this difficult period. https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/scottish-government/third-sector-resilience-fund

***Barclays’ 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme, is making 100 donations of £100,000 each to UK charities working to support vulnerable communities impacted by COVID-19.The programme will focus on supporting charity partners who are meeting the immediate needs of people in our communities. The closing date is Friday 22 May, 2020. https://home.barclays/society/investing-in-our-communities/barclays-covid-19-community-aid-package/barclays-100×100-uk-covid-19-community-relief-programme/

UPDATED 30/4/20

***One Parent Scotland Emergency Fund is now live – One Parent Families Scotland have secured funding to support single parent families on low incomes who are under extreme financial pressure due to the virus. The fund can provide a one-off payment of £50 to single parent families who are struggling to pay their energy bills (gas/electric). https://opfs.org.uk/coronavirus-emergency-energy-fund/

***SCVO Third Sector Information Hub has up-to-date coronavirus funding information https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/funders

***Awards for All The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that applications for grants of between £300 – £10,000 are available to new applicants affected by COVID-19, groups already currently in receipt of an Awards for All grant or have had a grant in the last 12 months.  For information, and to apply: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-awards-for-all-Scotland

***Grantsonline have a list of Community Foundations and other organisations that are currently taking applications from organisations responding to the challenges of coronavirus pandemic https://www.grantsonline.org.uk/coronavirus.html

***Grantfinder is a national website with information about UK and Scottish coronavirus funding news https://www.grantfinder.co.uk/coronavirus

***National Emergencies Trust Update: Funds for Scottish organisations will be distributed by Foundation Scotland through the ‘Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund’ (RRR). https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/community-response,-recovery-resilience-fund/ 

***Third Sector Resilience Fund Update: https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/for-organisations/third-sector-resilience-fund

UPDATED 24/4/20

***The Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund is now PAUSED to allow for the assessment of applications made in the first round. The fund will open for expressions of interest again on 7th May 2020  https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/for-organisations/wellbeing-fund

*** Bank of Scotland Reach programme wants to ensure they support a greater number of charities over the coming months, for the remainder of 2020, Reach will be a monthly programme. The eligibility criteria has also been broadened and charities can now apply for funding between £5,000 – £30,000 over one year. First tranche of applications opens Monday 11th May and closes Wednesday 20th May. http://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/

*** The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme went live on Monday 20th April 2020. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

UPDATED 16/4/20

***The Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund is now open for expressions of interest from all third sector organisations. The fund will support organisations across the third sector that are providing important services for people as a result of coronavirus. https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/for-organisations/wellbeing-fund

***Persimmon Homes Charitable Foundation is operating 2 charity schemes aimed at giving grants to groups supporting – specifically the under-18s and people aged over 70.
Building Futures: https://www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/ Community Champions gives away single donations up to the value of £1,000. All funding will go directly to groups supporting the over 70s. https://www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions

***Compassionate Communities Week starts on 27 April. You can apply for a small grant (of up to £100) for small organisations and community groups to help them with their response to coronavirus https://www.goodlifedeathgrief.org.uk/content/compassionate_communities_week/

***Thomas Pocklington Trust set up an emergency fund for sight loss organisations. Grants will be available of up to £10,000 pounds or the equivalent of two months’ running costs (whichever is less) for use over the next six months. https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/covid-19-emergency-fund-for-the-sight-loss-sector/

*** St Nicholas Care Fund– If you are a small organisation working with disadvantaged communities you may submit your application at any time http://www.rcag.org.uk/index.php/the-archdiocese/st-nicholas-care-fund

Added 8/4/20

***Leather Sellers Small Grants: up to £3000, the programme is open to UK registered charities, useful to cover unexpected cost or funding small projects. The programme focus is currently supporting:
– the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless
– provision of food and essential supplies
– victims of domestic violence
– nursing care to vulnerable patients
https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/

***The National Lottery Community Fund: latest updates from the Lottery Community Fund, they’ll continue to be flexible with their existing grants. However, their priority will be Covid-19 Crisis. The funding programmes are open. https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/about/coronavirus-updates

***Crisis, in this Together: has established an emergency fund to support local groups and organisations who need help to respond to the additional demands on their resources or need to expand their provision to respond to meet the need of those experiencing homelessness. Organisation and groups can apply to Awards up to £5k and £50k.  https://www.crisis.org.uk/get-involved/in-this-together/emergency-grants-fund/
***The Cloth Workers Foundation: Emergency Capital Programme is opened. The Small capital Grants will be up to £5k for essential capital items to adapt or increase services response to the Covid-19 Crisis. Fast track application process and they aim to make decisions within a week of submission of application.
https://www.clothworkersfoundation.org.uk/clothworkers-emergency-capital-programme/

***Heritage Emergency Fund: Grants from £5k to £50k available to organisations running heritage projects , including historic sites, industrial and maritime heritage, museums, libraries and archives, parks and gardens, landscapes and nature. https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/heritage-emergency-fund-launches-help-sector

Updated 2/4/20

***You can use this Government page to link through to health and financial advice and information for individual and businesses https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-individuals-and-businesses-in-scotland#businesses

***The Response Recovery Resilience Fund – National Emergencies Trust
The Response Resilience Fund is NOW OPEN and will support local charities and grassroots organisations across Scotland to help them respond to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and recover from its impact.

In partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Foundation Scotland is delivering the Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund. Find out more information including guidance notes and application form on the link below. https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/news/community-response,-recovery-resilience-fund/

***Third Sector Resilience Fund
The Third Sector Resilience Fund is NOW OPEN. The £20m fund will support organisations across the third sector who are at risk of closure due to a sharp decrease in income or that are unable to deliver their services directly as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The fund’s primary intention is to help these organisations to stabilise and manage cash-flows over this difficult period.
The TSRF is delivered by Firstport, Social Investment Scotland and Corra Foundation and it offers charities grants of £5,000-£100,000.  https://scvo.org/support/coronavirus/funding/for-organisations/third-sector-resilience-fund. This is part of the £350 million fund to support welfare and wellbeing announced in March. For more information: https://www.gov.scot/news/helping-communities-affected-by-covid-19/

***Charities Aid Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Fund (update- paused due to high demand)
The CAF has launched its Coronavirus Emergency Fund. This will provide grants of up to £10,000 to charities, social enterprises and other community groups to help them to continue to deliver support within their communities. Find out more on their website or email CAFemergencyfund@cafonline.org
https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund

For more information: https://www.gov.scot/news/helping-communities-affected-by-covid-19/

***Youth Scotland Action Fund
Youth Scotland’s Action Fund has been established to help youth groups and youth workers meet the needs of young people in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. https://youthscotland.org.uk/programmes/youth-scotland-action-fund

*** Glasgow Community Planning Area Partnership 

GCC are keen to continue their support for community organisations,  via the Area Partnership budgets, during the current coronavirus pandemic, particularly where funding is sought to support vulnerable citizens or those self-isolating. Read their full communication here area partnership_GCPP_email_ 260320 and get application forms on their website. https://glasgow.gov.uk/areapartnershipgrant

***Aberlour’s Urgent Assistance Fund
This fund can provide cash grants to help families with children who are suffering extreme hardship, including the impact of the Coronavirus.
https://www.aberlour.org.uk/service-category/urgent-assistance-fund/

***Standard Life Foundation
Announced that we will be making funding available for work directly related to the pandemic, addressing specific challenges and helping to contribute to social change which tackles financial problems and improves living standards for those on low-to-middle incomes in the UK.
https://www.standardlifefoundation.org.uk/funding/coronavirus_funding

*** Faith In the Community Rapid Response Fund
The Fund has been established by the William Grant Foundation, Faith in Community Scotland and the National Lottery Community Fund so that Scotland’s network of local faith groups and related community organisations can provide immediate support for individuals and families during the early stages of COVID-19. https://www.faithincommunity.scot/covid19info

***Bridging Bursary for Arts & Creatives
This fund is to support freelance artists and freelance creative practitioners working in the not-for-profit sector in Scotland who are experiencing immediate financial difficulty due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/bridging-bursary

 

What is the Response of Funders to COVID-19?
SCVO have added a funders update to page to their website https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/funders
National Lottery Community Fund: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/about/coronavirus-updates 
25/3/20: We have summarised Funders responses to Covid-19 and how organisations work is changing in response to the many challenges their services face. We have looked through funders websites and gathered their responses COVID-19_A word from Funders_250320

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