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Covid-19 funding and beyond

A new charity fundraising hub has recently been launched. The hub includes easy-to-use tools and guidance, as well as checklists for grant applications. A series of webinars will also be streamed over the coming weeks. More information on the Ecclesiastical website.

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New funding strategy from The Robertson Trust

After consultation with previous funding recipients, The Robertson Trust will be launching its new funding strategy and opening funds for application on 21 September. More information on the Robertson Trust 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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Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund

This fund is now open for its second phase, focussing on Recovery. Grants from £1000 to £5000 are available for charities and constituted community groups that have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Charity Survival Fund

This £10m Fund from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust will provide core funding to help charities, especially small and medium sized, to offset lost income in the current financial year due to the Covid-19 crisis. More information and details of how to apply on the Trust website.

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Access to Childcare fund

This Scottish Government fund is being administered by Children in Scotland and will provide grants to test models of delivering accessible and affordable school age childcare for low-income families, allowing parents to reduce childcare costs, work more flexibly and increase their incomes. The £3 million fund will be delivered over two years with a total …

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Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund is now open for applications until 28 June. The fund supports projects that help communities to come together, co-operate and have a positive impact on community wellbeing – physically and virtually. Full details of eligibility and details of how to apply are here.

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Independent Age Grants Fund

Independent Age is offering funding for small organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Four rounds of funding of £500,000 will be made available; the first of these will be open for applications until 4 June. Organisations can apply to receive up to £150,000 each. More information on …

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COVID-19: Scottish Government support for community food responses

UPDATE: 12 May 2020 Next round of funding from the Wellbeing Fund is now open to applications until 12 noon on 22 May 2020. UPDATE: 17 April 2020: Wellbeing Fund  Community organisations looking for funding to support their food activities at this time should register an expression of interest to the Wellbeing Fund now. The …

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COVID-19 funding update

Our colleagues at GCVS have produced a very useful special bulletin, focussed on funding available to charities and community organisations developing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.  GCVS also run regular funding surgeries, with a funding expert and plan to continue to offer these virtually.  You can access the bulletin here.

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