Foundation Scotland has announced the following funding:
- Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund: Recovery Phase
The Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund has re-opened for applications, with grants of £1,000 – £5,000 available to support constituted third sector organisations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As some lockdown restrictions are lifted, this phase of funding aims to support organisations continuing their operations in the “new normal”, to re-establish or re-design their activities to comply with new regulations, in addition to providing emergency support for those who need it most.
The focus of Recovery funding is to provide:
- support for the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure their health and wellbeing is maintained
- support to groups and activities supporting vulnerable people self-isolating (older people, those with pre-existing medical conditions, etc)
- support for foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic, including child hunger
- support to aid community response coordination
- support for volunteer costs for new and existing organisations
- additional costs to support a move to remote working and adapting services delivered in the wider community
- additional financial support as required for organisations providing emotional support, mental health and wellbeing and bereavement support
There is no deadline, but organisations are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
For further information, including how to apply, please visit the Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund page.
- Crown Estate Scotland: Community Capacity Grants Programme
Foundation Scotland is also working in partnership with Crown Estate Scotland to administer and help deliver their Community Capacity Grants Programme.
The programme has awards of £10,000 – £50,000 available (for a one year period) for coastal and rural communities across Scotland, and aims to provide early stage financial support for community enterprise projects which contribute to local regeneration and sustainable development and help create great places to live, work and visit.
They are looking for local projects with demonstrable community support that will help:
- contribute to the regeneration of places through improvements to buildings or community spaces, making these places more attractive, accessible, and beneficial to the community
- create self-sustaining community enterprises that will promote sustainable development through the provision of local economic, social, and/or environmental benefits
The programme is open to all communities situated either up to 5 miles from coastal and estuarine foreshore in Scotland, or up to 5 miles from the Scottish Crown Estate’s four rural estates (Glenlivet, Fochabers, Whitehills and Applegirth).
The deadline for expressions of interest is 12pm on Monday 12th October.
For further information (including how to apply), please visit the Community Capacity Grants Programme page.