The Coronavirus Response Fund will help grassroots organisations in Scotland to support vulnerable individuals, families, and communities, including responding to the impact of Coronavirus. The fund will provide grants of up to £10,000 and is open to charities and voluntary organisations with an income of less than £250,000.
The work to be supported will fit one of the following four strategic themes:
• Children Survive & Thrive – early years development for children facing disadvantage.
• Gender Justice – contributing to gender equality by reducing violence and discrimination based on gender and sexuality.
• A Safe Place to Be – supporting people who have experienced homelessness or have been forced from their homes to live safely.
• Mental Health Matters – improving mental health provision and tackling stigma around mental health.
Click here to find out more.
At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, Aviva and the Aviva Foundation donated £10 million to the British Red Cross to support people most at risk. Half of this, £5 million, is being used for the Hardship Fund to give cash grants to the poorest people facing financial problems because of the pandemic. These may be families living below the poverty line, those fleeing domestic violence, people seeking asylum or homeless people staying in temporary accommodation.
People referred to the Hardship Fund for support get special cash cards preloaded with either a one-off payment of £120 or a grant of £120 each month for three months. The cards can be used online or in shops, or people can withdraw up to £35 from a cash machine. Since people need to be referred to the Hardship Fund, the first step for those facing financial problems because of COVID-19, or for people supporting others with money issues, is to contact our coronavirus support line on 0808 196 3651. They can give you information on where to get financial help.
For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/3jx2vbh
Inspiring Scotland is seeking applications for the Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund, funded by the Scottish Government and set up to support children’s health and wellbeing through outdoor play.
The Fund will support eligible Scottish registered charities delivering organised outdoor play-based opportunities for children.
Open from Tuesday 14 July
The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 20 July
The Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund is open for not-for-profit community groups to apply for an emergency £500 grant to support their work with vulnerable groups in the local community. It will support groups who are doing things differently or doing new things to support those needing help at this time.
There is a simple online application form, and awards will be made weekly.
You can view more details here.
The Community Enabler team at greenspace scotland can help you apply
The Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme has re-opened to applications from registered charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum. Charities can apply for between £1,000 – £10,000.
The scheme has been revised as a result of COVID-19, and will provide one year grants to cover only core costs or essential equipment, enabling ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services to charities that can show financial stability.
The Foundation’s priority is supporting local charities still active in their communities who are currently delivering services, either directly or through online support. Applicants must show how any grant will make a significant difference to their current work.
Charities must illustrate ongoing financial viability over the twelve months from the date of their application; those who cannot demonstrate this are likely to have their application declined. Applications must include:
There are no deadlines for submission. Online applications can be received at any time, but it may take up to 3 months to obtain a decision from Trustees.
For further information, including application guidance and how to apply, please visit the Foyle Foundation website.
The SURF Awards are delivered each year by SURF, a regeneration forum with over 300 cross-sector member organisations across Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government. The purpose is to highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of initiatives that address physical, social and economic challenges in communities across Scotland.
The 2020 SURF Awards will have a particular focus, where relevant, on rewarding and showcasing projects who have adapted, or created, services to support their communities through the Covid-19 crisis. Projects can be judged on up to two years of previous activity, and will not be negatively scored for failing to deliver planned activities for 2020 which were impacted by Covid-19.
This year’s five thematic categories include; Supporting Youth Employability sponsored by Skills Development Scotland, Creative Regeneration sponsored by Creative Scotland, Community Led Regeneration sponsored by Highlands and Island Enterprise, Scotland’s Most Improved Place sponsored by Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Architecture & Design Scotland and finally Housing and Regeneration sponsored by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations.
Further information on the Awards and how to apply can be found at https://www.surf.scot/surf-awards/
COVID-19 Next Steps Grant - Between £5,000 and £80,000
The BBC Children in Need Next Steps programme is our response programme designed to deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organisations will be able to apply for between £5,000 and £80,000 for projects commencing in September 2020. These grants can last up to 18 months. It is designed for established organisations who are already delivering work in their communities and further afield.
Emergency Essentials +
We are expanding the work currently delivered through our Emergency Essentials programme. This programme supports individual children and young people living with severe poverty, a lack of the basic facilities which most of us take for granted and additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family.
For more information, or to apply to any of these funds, please visit https://bit.ly/2AdpPcf
We’ve launched our Independent Age Grants Fund to help smaller organisations across the UK support older people most affected by COVID-19. I would be very grateful if this information could be shared in your regular newsletters, or funding-specific newsletter if you have one.
Our Aim is simple, through our collaborative efforts we want to reach more people, particularly those who are:
We will be releasing £2 million across four sperate funding rounds. In each round we will be making £500,000 available where organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each.
Go to our website to find out more. You will also be able to also find further information on our eligibility criteria, guidance on how to apply and links to download an application form.
We won’t be able to respond to queries by phone so please get in contact with us by emailing: GrantsFund@independentage.org
Funding dates and application deadlines:
The Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund has been open for applications since the 26th of March 2020 and to date we have distributed over £1.3 million in grants to organisations working to address immediate needs in their communities. In order to ensure we have enough funds to continue to meet these needs and taking into consideration other funding that is now available we have updated our eligibility criteria. From the 20th of April 2020 only organisations with an income of less than £125,000 will be eligible to apply. As and when more funds arrive or if there are changes to restrictions in place due to COVID-19 we may make further amendments so please do continue to refer to the website and our guidelines for any further updates.
Foundation Scotland are providing immediate funding to support constituted community groups and charities that are responding to the coronavirus pandemic in their local community. Funding is available between £1,000 and £5,000– focussed on immediate community needs. We aim to turn around funding applications swiftly, and to keep our application process straightforward.
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