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Funding

Catalyst Fund

The Catalyst Fund from Firstport is a new kind of social investment product that supports social enterprises to start and scale their businesses. It offers loans starting at £50k using a flexible, revenue-based payment model.

Big Issue Invest

Big Issue invest offers social enterprises and charities a range of repayable finance options, from loans of £20,000 to larger investments of up to £3 million, as well as corporate mentoring and investment programmes designed for early stage social businesses.

Volunteering Support Fund 2021-2024

The Scottish Government has just launched a new round of funding to help third sector organisations recruit volunteers who may be particularly disadvantaged. The fund is open until the 27th August. More information is available on the Impact Funding Partners website    

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The Community and Third Sector Recovery Fund is still open

The Community and Third Sector Recovery Fund is continuing to provide grants, including to organisations providing support with food. For more information and to apply visit: https://scvo.scot/support/coronavirus/funding/scottish-government

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Updates to National Lottery Community Funding in Scotland

”Our funds will mainly continue to operate as before. But we have made some changes to help make sure our funds better support people and communities through COVID-19. These changes focus on broadening the type of work we can fund, but also mean funding is available for shorter periods and applications will be assessed quickly.’ …

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Aberdeenshire Council Community Food Fund

The council has made funds available to support local community or resilience groups tackling food security in Aberdeenshire communities as a result of the coronavirus  (COVID-19) pandemic. Up to £2000 is available. More information and details of how to apply on the Aberdeenshire Council website.

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Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme

The Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme is a £25m Scottish Government funded 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. The Programme has two strands: Adapt and Thrive, which offers tailored, specialist advice, as well as grants and …

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Investing in Communities Fund – deadline for applications 14 June

The Investing in Communities Fund is a new communities fund to tackle disadvantage, poverty and inequality that encourages community-led development, design and delivery of sustainable local solutions addressing local issues, circumstances and aspirations across a broad range of community led activity. Grants of up to £250,000 are available over three years. You can find more …

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CFHS development fund

It has been decided not to run our development fund in 2019. Our thanks go to all those community initiatives who have achieved so much with so little over the years. We intend exploring the impact and influence these small amounts of funding have had and will no doubt be in touch with a number …

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Investing in Communities Fund

An Investing in Communities Fund has recently been launched by the Scottish Government. The new streamlined fund includes the former Fare Food Transformation Fund and is intended to encourage “community-led development, design and delivery of sustainable local solutions addressing local issues, circumstances and aspirations across a broad range of community led activity”. The funding is …

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