Social Investment & Funding

Posted: 25 May 2020, in News

COVID-19 Funding

SCVO Funding Hub

Funding Scotland – Funding Scotland is a service provided by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations to provide access to up to date, high-quality information on funding opportunities that is vital to third sector organisations in Scotland. 

A guide for social enterprises and charities navigating funding possibilities during Covid-19

100+ Charity Emergency Funders

Third Sector Resilience Fund – Due to the overwhelming demand for the TSRF, the Scottish Government has announced a second phase to the fund and pledged additional funding. 

Extra support for charities – Properties occupied by charities can now apply for the £10,000 Small Business Grant Scheme to help with pressures caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

£100m funds to help business – £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and newly self-employed people is open for applications. The three separate funds will be administered by local authorities and Scotland’s enterprise agencies and will begin to pay out grants in early May.

  • The Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund – a £45m fund for viable but vulnerable SMEs who are vital to Scotland’s economy.
  • The Creative, Tourism & Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund – a £20m fund for small creative, tourism and hospitality companies not in receipt of COVID-19 business rates relief.
  • The Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund – a £35m fund for the newly self-employed facing hardship through £2,000 grants.

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. Register interests.

Small Business Grant Scheme – Properties occupied by charities can now apply for the £10,000 Small Business Grant Scheme to help with pressures caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Energy Saving Trust – Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme -Minimum grant of £20,000 for charities that help reduce fuel poverty. 

Strengthening Civil Society programme – Three new funding streams to support existing grantholders and others to tackle the challenges posed by Covid-19. 

Bounce Back Loans – new fast-track finance scheme providing loans with a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders.

Alpkit Grassroots Support – support for projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those effected by the Covid-19 virus crisis.

Barclays’ 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme – 100 donations of £100,000 each to UK charities working to support vulnerable communities impacted by COVID-19, and the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis – a £10m commitment from our Charity Partners Programme.

Bank of Scotland Foundation REACH fund – suitable for charities that can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion.

COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund – Morrisons Foundation Trustees have pledged £500,000 towards the Homeless Support Fund.  The fund is designed to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most. 

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme – provides financial support to smaller businesses (SMEs) across the UK that are losing revenue, and seeing their cashflow disrupted, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

C-19 Emergency Trading Income Support Scheme – provides emergency finance in the form of small grants to community businesses in England, as a contribution towards trading income lost as a result of COVID-19.

National Lottery Community Fund – All National Lottery Community Fund funding decisions in the next six months (up to £300m of funding) will be devoted to responding to the COVID-19 crisis. The NLCF will prioritise existing grant holders and applicants with activities specifically geared to supporting communities through this crisis, and helping organisations overcome liquidity issues caused by COVID-19.

WEEE Fund – The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Fund (WEEE Fund) has announced its “WEEE Support Grants and Loans Package” to help support the electrical waste reuse and recycling sector as a result of the impact of the coronavirus.  

Heritage Emergency Fund – The £50m fund is available for grants of between £3,000 and £50,000. It is available to organisations across the full breadth of heritage, including historic sites, industrial and maritime heritage, museums, libraries and archives, parks and gardens, landscapes and nature.

Community Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund – The RRR Fund will support local charities and grassroots organisations across Scotland to help them respond to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and recover from its impact. Up to £5,000.

Digital Resilience COVID-19 Fund – Museums can apply for up to £3000 to purchase equipment and software that will enable them to adapt to more digital working during the period of closures brought about by the Coronavirus outbreak and the associated restrictions.

St Nicholas Care Fund Covid 19 – During the current crisis, the St Nicholas Care Fund is operating on a rolling programme of grant-giving. for organisations that support disadvantaged communities based in the Archdiocese of Glasgow. Up to £5,000.

Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme – The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund– Tesco Bags of Help has set up a new short-term fund to support organisational need in this time of crisis. It will prioritise organisations whose need for services has been disrupted, who require to put in place new services, and those facing increased demand. Up to £500.

Persimmon Community Champions – Each of their 31 businesses and their PLC head office are giving away up to £2000 each every month – that’s £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives.

SEN Bridging Loan Fund – The Social Enterprise Network (SEN) Bridging Loan is a small fund that is capitalised by the investment of people and organisations within the Scottish Third Sector, via the purchase of Community Bonds.

Charities Aid Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Fund – This Fund is to help smaller charitable organisations in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available. Up to £10,000.

The Yapp Charitable Trust – Grants only to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000. Up to £3,000.

Enterprising Provan Coronavirus Fund – Grants available to local organisations or groups with enterprise ideas that will add value to local communities. Up to £1000.

Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund – This is a fund for those individual artists and freelancers who have lost income from their creative work and/or practice due to COVID-19. Up to £2,500.

Creative Scotland Open Fund -Sustaining Creative Development – This fund focuses on helping individuals and organisations in the creative industries to sustain themselves. Up to £50,000.

Gordon & Ena Baxter’s Foundation – Moray Third Sector Emergency Fund – fund for charities based in the Moray local authority area which have been adversely affected by the coronavirus. Up to £500.

Inverclyde Community Fund – Coronavirus Response – ICF is a charitable trust which makes small grants to voluntary organisations across the Inverclyde area. Up to £250.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund Rural Response Emergency Grants Programme – The Prince’s Countryside Fund is inviting applications for emergency funding from farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance to counter the effects of isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. Up to £2,500.

Faith in Community Scotland Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund – Fund for local faith groups and related community organisations to provide immediate support for individuals and families during COVID-19. Up to a few hundred pounds.

Action Against Corona Funding – Apply for support including grants or investments as well as support through Action Against Corona’s network and partners.

£1million Community Support Fund – to be distributed by Waitrose shops to local communities.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program –  $100m in cash grants and advert credits to up to 30,000 small businesses in over 30 countries.