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COVID-19: Scottish Government support for community food responses

On 18 March, the Scottish Government announced an investment of £350 million to support local communities and households in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Information about the Third Sector Resilience Fund is available on the SCVO website

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Food for Life Get Togethers in Scotland – bringing communities closer. Resources available.

The Soil Association’s Food for Life Get Togethers are fun activities and events involving good food that bring people of different ages and backgrounds together. They can be big or small and might involve growing, cooking, eating or all three!  If you think you could run a Food for Life Get Together for your community, …

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Climate Action Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £100 million Climate Action Fund to help people and communities take the lead in tackling climate change. The new fund aims to build a network of people and communities to drive change within, between and beyond their community. Activities will differ from place to place with …

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Wee grants for wee groups

The Robertson Trust has now launched its new pilot funding programme, Wee Grants for Wee Groups, which offers funding of £500-£2000 to constituted community groups and small registered charities to support their work in communities that fits one of its funding strands: care and wellbeing; strengthening communities; or realising potential. Full information and details of …

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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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Scottish Social Growth Fund

Delivered by Social Impact Scotland, the Social Growth Fund will benefit community initiatives, including schemes to create employment and protect the environment. The money will enable social enterprises, charities and voluntary groups to deliver community projects while contributing to the wider economy. Organisations will be able to access affordable and flexible loans of between £100,000 …

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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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Community growing fund

The Community Growing Fund is an £80,000 Scottish Government grant scheme to help people grow and learn about food. Community groups, public bodies and third sector organisations can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to support existing or set up new ‘grow your own’ projects. More information and details of how to apply …

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Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants

To celebrate 100 years, Tesco have launched special bagsofhelp Centenary Grants. £25,000; £15,000 and £10,000 is available to projects that benefit the community across 5 regional areas in Scotland. In the July/August 2019 voting period, projects with a Health and Wellbeing theme, and projects focusing on cancer, heart disease and diabetes will be prioritised. In the November/December …

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