Third Sector Funding 2021

Updated 14th January 2021

***The Scottish Children’s Lottery ***has reopened for applications across its four grant giving SCIOs – Chance to Connect; Chance to Succeed; Chance to Flourish: Chance to Study.

There are no deadlines and applications are reviewed quarterly. You can apply for a small grant of up to £5,000, or for a large grant of up to £25,000. Find out information and links to the funds

***Tech for Good ‘Build’ – Digital Development Fund*** Comic Relief and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation have just launched the Tech for Good ‘Build’ programme. This offers grants of up to £70,000 to define, test and develop digital solutions, or re-purpose existing technology in order to meet a social need or challenge linked to Comic Relief’s Social Change Strategy

*** Winter Social Wellbeing Fund Glasgow*** Impact Funding Partners are delighted to be managing the Winter Social Wellbeing Fund (Glasgow) on behalf of Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership (GHSCP).
GHSCP has made funding available to local organisations, to enable them to support people who may be isolated over the winter months.  The fund is available to organisations currently supporting the residents of Glasgow City.  Priority will be given to organisations working with individuals most at risk of social isolation and loneliness as well as those most impacted by coronavirus. The fund closes on Friday 29th January 2021.

***The Third Sector Homelessness Fund*** plans to open for applications in early January 2021. This £3 million funding from the Scottish Government is for third sector organisations delivering homelessness services in Scotland. Read more HERE

The fund is NOW open and closes 8th February. The Scottish Government aims to communicate funding decisions to all applicants by the end of March 2021. Further information about the new fund including guidelines, criteria, and link to the application form will appear on the following Corra Foundation web page:

Updated 6th January 2021

*** #ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund*** which helps grassroots organisations in Scotland to support vulnerable individuals, families, and communities, including coping with the impacts of Coronavirus has reopened.

The Fund, delivered by Corra Foundation, will provide grants of up to £10,000 and is open to charities and voluntary organisations with an income of less than £250,000.

Find out more

***People’s Postcode Trust*** Charities and good causes in Scotland will be able to apply for funding of up to £20,000 in the new year from People’s Postcode Trust, a grant giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. People’s Postcode Trust will now focus solely on helping organisations in Scotland and funding is available to cover core costs, as well as project-based initiatives. There will be an income cap of £1million has been introduced. Priority will be given to groups with an income of less than £500,000.

Applications will open around the 1st of each month from 1st February 2021 to 1st October 2021 and will close each month once the maximum number of bids are received. Find out more information

***Weir Charitable Trust*** are taking applications from Scottish based groups and charities with an annual income of £125,000 or less which focus on Sport, Health, Culture, Animal Welfare or Recreational Facilities. Online applications are being accepted until Friday 26 Feb 2021. 

***Delivering Equally Safe Fund*** Equally Safe is Scotland’s strategy to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls. Delivering Equally Safe is the name of the Scottish Government funding programme to support third sector organisations and public bodies contribute to the objectives, priorities, and outcomes of the Equally Safe strategy. It combines various funding streams, including the Equally Safe (Violence Against Women and Girls) and Rape Crisis Specific fund. Applications will be accepted until  31 March 2021.  The fund will be administered by Inspiring Scotland. See the link below for all the information and application process. You can submit enquiries via the website or email

***The Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme*** is a programme aiming to support charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations that are supporting people and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery. As well as providing ongoing crisis support, they will be planning and implementing changes to adapt and thrive in a very different social and economic climate. The Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme has two strands: Adapt & Thrive and Communities Recovery Fund

The fund aims to support the delivery of services in communities that were suspended or reduced because of COVID, or the creation of new services that tackle new challenges presented by COVID. Find out information and apply:

 ***Resilience Funding*** Foundation Scotland is inviting applications for the Resilience phase of the Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRR Fund). Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available and organisations can use them for activities such as:

  • Training and development of staff
  • Purchase of equipment to ensure organisations have the hardware required to continue to deliver services effectively.
  • Training and resources for charities and communities regarding changes to operation and working practices necessary for safe delivery of services.
  • Helping organisations change their approach or adapt their services to meet social distancing guidelines.
  • Adapting outdoor activities and spaces to enable services to safely continue during the winter months and beyond.
  • Developing specific resources/infrastructure to deal with mental health issues

Find out more and apply,-recovery-resilience-fund/

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