Additional funds for the voluntary and charity sector have been created to help address the Covid-19 crisis. Information on key new and emerging funds, as well as updates to established funding sources as the situation develops, is available from the following sites.
SCVO - £20 Million Third Sector Resilience Fund
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has announced the Third Sector Resilience Fund. Grants of £5,000 to £100,000 are available to charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland who are at risk of closure or are unable to deliver services as a direct result of coronavirus. Applications can be made to the Third Sector Resilience Fund. SCVO have also launched an information hub and bulletin: Coronavirus Third Sector Information Hub.
TCV -The Conservation Volunteers
TCV have collated summary details of the key emergency funds for the environmental and related sector, and are providing updates on the developing funding landscape. Information is available in the TCV Covid-19 Funding E-bulletin. This can be subscribed to from their website.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - £50 Million emergency fund
The National Lottery Heritage Fund has created a £50 million fund to support the heritage sector, as an immediate response. Grants of £3,000 and £50,000 are available to organisations across the full breadth of heritage, including historic sites, parks and gardens, landscapes and nature. Priority will be given where there is limited or no access to other sources of support; where heritage is most at risk and where an organisation is at risk of severe financial crisis due to Covid-19. Information at the Heritage Emergency Fund.
National Lottery Community Fund
The NLCF are contacting all grant holders assessing the impact of Covid-19 and have produced a Q&A with information on how they are continuing to help support people and communities. Further information and updates at the National Lottery Community Fund.
Scottish Crown Estate Coastal Fund
Coastal businesses and third sector organisations affected by Covid-19 can now benefit from a £7.2 million Scottish Crown Estate fund which is devolved to councils. The 26 councils in Scotland who have coastlines can use their remaining share of the fund which they have not yet allocated to offer direct support to struggling coastal enterprises and organisations, after agreement by the Scottish Government and COSLA.
The fund, from Scottish Crown Estate net revenues, is normally used for projects delivering coastal community benefit.