Scottish Government’s Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme funding stream is now open, offering both organisational support and funding to deliver services.
The Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme aims to support charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations that are supporting people and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery. As well as providing ongoing crisis support, they will be planning and implementing changes to adapt and thrive in a very different social and economic climate.
The programme has two strands:
- Adapt and Thrive programme
Adapt and Thrive aims to support organisational change.
Third sector organisations need to adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19, so they can continue to have a positive impact in their communities. Working with an advisor, organisations will be supported to develop a plan so they can operate sustainably. This may mean developing new income streams, restructuring the organisation, or changing how services are delivered. Funding to implement the plan is also available.
The programme will run until March 2021.
For further information, including how to apply, please visit the Adapt and Thrive page on the SCVO website.
- Communities Recovery Fund
Communities Recovery aims to support the delivery of services in communities which were suspended or reduced because of COVID-19, or the creation of new services that tackle new challenges presented.
The fund offers grants so organisations can reintroduce the delivery of services, and supports the adaptation of existing services, or the development of new ones to tackle new community needs resulting from, or existing needs exacerbated by COVID-19.
There is currently no application deadline.
To apply, or for further information, visit the Communities Recovery Fund page on the SCVO website.
Alternatively, for further information on the Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme, visit the information page on the SCVO website.