Closed Funding streams

Scottish Government - The Wellbeing Fund

The Wellbeing Fund includes the Food Fund and aims to support organisations across the third sector that are providing important services to people who are most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This forms part of a £350 million package from the Scottish Government. 

As well as the two open rounds of funding - small grants (in the range of £1,000 to £3,000) were made to third sector organisations invited to receive these grants through approaches agreed between the grantee, its partners and Scottish Government.  Regular updates on the organisations that have accepted their grant offers through the Wellbeing Fund can be found via the link below. Search by Local Authority, type of issue or target group to find out more.

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Scottish Government - Food Fund

£60 million has been allocated to structured public sector responses to support people facing additional barriers to accessing food, including those in the “shielded group”. A further £10 million is being used to support third sector infrastructure and community based action on food provision.  The Food Fund was included in the Wellbeing Fund and made avaliable to organisations looking for funding to deliver food-related activities.

Scottish Government - Supporting Communities Fund

The Supporting Communities Fund has been established with an initial £20m investment.

It is providing funding to community anchor organisations, such as charities, voluntary organisations, community controlled housing associations and social enterprises to help support local responses to the pandemic.

These community anchor organisations are already playing a key active role in providing services within their community and through this funding will be supported expand their existing networks and connections.

They are well placed to work collaboratively and will help to support a coordinated approach locally, working with other active local charities, third sector organisations, volunteers, communities of interest and making links with the Local Authority, Third Sector Interfaces and other statutory providers, and can act as a conduit for funding to help channel support to where it is needed.

To date funding for over 258 community anchor organisations across Scotland has been approved. You cannot directly apply to the Supporting Communities Fund. Working with partners the Scottish Government continue to identify where funding is being deployed and where it is still needed.

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Scottish Government - The 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.

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Inspiring Scotland - The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Fund

The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund has been set up to provide crucial help for mothers, infants and their families who are in need of mental health support. 

The fund is open to third sector organisations so they can provide enhanced peer support, parenting support and perinatal counselling services during pregnancy and in the early stages of  life.

Inspiring Scotland will run the fund and provide support to charities, working with the Scottish Government to achieve the goals of the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board.

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Charities Aid Foundation - Coronavirus Emergency Fund

This fund is currently paused.

The Charities Aid Foundation has launched its Coronavirus Emergency Fund.  This fund will provide grants of up to £10,000 to charities, social enterprises and other community groups to help them to continue to deliver much needed support within their communities. 


Who can apply?

Organisations with a charitable purpose and activities, with an income of £1million or less in the last financial year. More information here

The online application is here but please look at which types of organisations are eligible to apply e.g CAF will not fund individuals or groups of individuals who have recently come together in their communities.

Email: if you need further information and advice.

Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund

The Fund has been established by the William Grant Foundation, Faith in Community Scotland and the National Lottery Community Fund so that Scotland’s network of local faith groups and related community organisations can provide immediate support for individuals and families during the early stages of COVID-19.

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