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Support for the Third Sector

The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) and Wellbeing Fund are open for applications from Third Sector Organisations.

The TSRF is a £20m emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland. The Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund (£50m) will support organisations across the third sector that are providing important services for people as a result of coronavirus.Outlook icon

The TSRF 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.

The Fund will be delivered by Firstport, Social Investment Scotland and the Corra Foundation and will provide grants between £5,000 - £100,000. In addition, there will be up to a further £5m available in fully flexible, 0% interest loans starting at £50,000. The fund will be complemented by specialist business advice from Just Enterprise to help grant recipients maximise the impact of the financial support.

To find out if your organisation could be successful in gaining support from this fund please use the eligibility checker. This will filter you through to the correct route for your organisation to apply. To be eligible, interested organisations must be:

1) a charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisation based in Scotland and/or primarily delivering services/activities in Scottish communities.

2) already delivering those products or services prior to March 2020

3) and needing funding to stabilise cashflows directly as a result of the impact of COVID-19, as opposed to pre-existing financial difficulties

Interested applicants are encouraged to read the fund’s guidance notes and FAQs prior to starting an application.

In order to apply, organisations must complete a short eligibility checker to assess their suitability for the fund. Based on the answers provided, interested applicants will be directed to the correct application form depending on their needs or signposted to other sources of relevant funding/support. See: https://scvo.org/support/coronavirus/funding/for-organisations/third-sector-resilience-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. The £50 million Wellbeing Fund is part of a £350 million package announced by the Scottish Government to support those most affected by the pandemic. >Read more: Scottish Government support measures

£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 Wellbeing Fund is now open for expressions of interest from all third sector organisations >register your interest and find out more

 

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