Funding

If you need further information on any of these grants schemes, how to apply or are going to apply, contact the Social Enterprise Team Tel: 01700 501371 thirdsectorenquiries@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Please note that Argyll and Bute TSI (Third Sector Interface) is here to help organisations with funding opportunities and applications. Call 0300 303 4141 or email us at support@argylltsi.org.uk

Check our latest Monthly Funding Alert for the latest news on funding - the new funding alert for August is now available

The Scottish Government is making a funding package of £350 million available for those most affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Further information can be found here - https://www.gov.scot/news/helping-communities-affected-by-covid-19/

There is information on SCVO website for community groups based on this announcement of funding, and we await further detail on how communities can apply direct to elements of the funding: see https://scvo.org/support/coronavirus/funding/for-organisations

Existing funders have adopted a variety of approaches and some of these are here: https://scvo.org/support/coronavirus/funding/funders

For more funding ideas and a chance to do your own funding search, check our funding webpages

Wellbeing Fund
The Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund will support organisations across the third sector that are providing important services for people as a result of coronavirus.  £10m has already been allocated for immediate priorities and £7 million has been committed to provide around 2,000 charities with small grants through Corra, Inspiring Scotland, STV Appeal, SCVO and Scotland’s Third Sector Interfaces.  The remaining £33 million is now open to bids from Third Sector Organisations. Support for organisations is available through the freephone number 0300 303 4141. The Wellbeing Fund is currently paused to allow for the assessment of applications made in the second round

Third Sector Resilience Fund
The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) is a £20m emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland. The fund will support organisations that already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The primary intention of the fund is to help third sector organisations to stabilise and manage cash flows over this difficult period. Find out more here - https://scvo.org/support/coronavirus/funding/for-organisations/third-sector-resilience-fund

Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund
In partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Foundation Scotland is delivering the Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund. Immediate funding to support constituted community groups and charities that are responding to the coronavirus pandemic in their local community. Funding between £1,000 and £5,000– focused on immediate community needs. This fund is currently paused and not open to new applications at this time.  Full details are available on the Foundation Scotland website

The National Emergencies Trust
The National Emergencies Trust (NET) launched an appeal on the 18th of March 2020 to raise funds to help local charities to support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Foundation Scotland are working with The National Emergencies Trust and UKCF and the wider network to distribute money raised through a number of charitable organisations, to ensure it reaches those who need it most.
This fund reopened to applications on 3rd August
More information is available on the SVCO website here - https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/for-organisations/nation...

Chances for Children Buttle UK’s COVID-19 response
During the current health crisis Buttle UK is committed to maintaining the distribution of our Chances for Children grants as closely to normal as possible. We still aim for these grants to focus on the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and their capacity to engage in education and learning. However, due to restrictions placed on the UK population because of COVID-19 Buttle UK will not be providing funding for leisure activities, family days out, counselling or anything that involves being in the community for the foreseeable future.
For the duration of these restrictions the support will focus more on:
• Maintaining educational activity and stimulus within the home environment
• Establishing and or maintaining internet access and electronic communications
• Household essentials
https://www.buttleuk.org/news/buttle-uks-covid-19-response
https://www.buttleuk.org/need-support

Independent Age Grants Fund
Reaching older people most likely to be missing out – now and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus has changed the lives of everyone in the UK, but this is particularly true for our older generation who remain amongst the most affected. Now, their focus is directed towards the current crisis. The third funding round is due to open for applications. £500,000 is available where organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each.
Round opens 17 August 2020 closing date 11 September 2020

The Fore - RAFT Transition Fund
Grants to help small charities and social enterprises in the UK plan for the longer term and gain a stronger footing in the post-coronavirus world. Applications up to £15,000. Organisations need to be able to demonstrate the impact of their mission and offer creative solutions to getting through the current crisis and building for delivery beyond the acute phase

Morrisons Foundation - COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund
Morrisons Foundation grants are available to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.