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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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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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