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Voluntary Health Scotland survey on vaccine hesitancy

VHS is carrying out important research across the third sector to help ensure that the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t widen the health inequalities gap by missing vulnerable groups. VHS are keen to ensure that the opportunity to get vaccinated is made as easy as possible for everyone in Scotland, including those who are …

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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:

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Social Renewal for Scotland 

The Social Renewal Advisory Board was set up by Scottish Ministers to make proposals to renew Scotland as we emerge from the pandemic. The Board spoke with people and communities across Scotland to shape its ‘Calls to Action’, which are based around three principles: Money and Work, People, Rights and Advancing Equality, and Communities and …

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Community food initiatives and the Covid-19 response

2020 has certainly been a challenging year for us all and community food initiatives have stepped up to respond to the needs of their communities. Over the last year we have shared learning from CFIs and many others. As we approach Christmas and the new year CFis continue to make plans to support local communities …

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Free charity fundraising webinars

The Directory of Social Change and Ecclesiastical are hosting a series of webinars providing expert views into the opportunities and challenges in the current fundraising environment. More information on the SCVO Funding Scotland website.

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Winter support fund for children and families

Funding to help people pay for food, heating, warm clothing and shelter during the winter is part of a new £100m support package from the Scottish Government. The fund will help those on low incomes, children and people at risk of homelessness or social isolation cope with winter weather and the economic impact of coronavirus …

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Covid-19 and the next big step towards recovery

The Covid-19 vaccine has arrived in the UK and the NHS in Scotland has started administering the vaccine to priority groups. The aim is for every adult in Scotland to be offered the vaccine and this will take place as soon as the supplies of vaccine are available and in order of priority groups. The …

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Winter Social Wellbeing Fund (Glasgow)

Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership 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 …

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#ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help grassroots organisations in Scotland to support vulnerable individuals, families and communities, including coping with the impact of coronavirus.

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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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