Funding latest 23 April 2020

Read the latest on funding available to support third sector organisations impacted by Coronavirus, compiled for you by our Strategic Investment Officer, Susan Robinson 23-04-20.

Scottish Government's Third Sector Resilience Fund: This emergency Fund supports organisations across the third sector who are at risk of closure due to a sharp decrease in income, or that are unable to deliver their services during this difficult period. The Fund is delivered by Firstport, Social Investment Scotland and the Corra Foundation and provides grants up to £100,000 – if you are seeking funding for new projects or activities, this is not the fund for you:

Scottish Government's Wellbeing Fund has now paused and will re-open for Expressions of Interest on Thursday 7 May. This Fund offers grants of £5,000 - £100,000 to enable national and local action by third sector organisations to reach the most vulnerable groups. To keep up to date with the Fund:

#givingtuesdaynow – Tuesday 5 May 2020 is an opportunity for the UK public to come together to raise funds to support charities and the third sector through these unsettling times. New resources are available here:

Other Funding Programmes Currently Open:

National Emergencies Trust – through Foundation Scotland
Information - on this and other funding for organisations, available here:

Creative Breaks:

Heritage Emergency Fund

National Lottery Community Fund – Awards for All, and other funding programmes are open:

Inverclyde Third Sector COVID-19 Survey – we want to hear from you about the challenges facing your organisation, so please tell us:

I3-SAS Organisational Helpline launched! CVS Inverclyde has opened a helpline to offer advice and information to Inverclyde's third sector struggling to fund, develop and deliver activities. Our experienced team will be available from Mon to Thur 09:00-17:00 and Fri 09:00-16:00 on 01475 711733 – then select option 4 - or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Happy to help with governance, financial management, funding, whatever...

CVS Inverclyde Funding Surgeries continue so, if one to one guidance on working your way through the funding maze would be helpful, then please contact Caroline Johnstone to book an appointment with me - currently available on Zoom, phone, FaceTime, MS Teams - at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Next dates are: Mondays 27 April and 18 May.

Evaluation your achievements/changes: Evaluation Support Scotland has launched a Change Record Template, which you can use to gather evidence for funders:

COVID-19 – Third Sector Lab: Digital service delivery for charities runs a free weekly open Zoom call in partnership with SCVO to help charities connect...


Coronavirus Business Support Grant: The Scottish Government announced additional support on 15 April 2020. There will be a new application form for this fund, which opens from Tuesday 5 May 2020. Information available on the Inverclyde Council website here:

Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce has set up a Coronavirus Advice Hub, which you can access here:

Inverclyde Council has a range of Small Grants available. For more information and to apply:

Social Investment Scotland has a series of webinars specifically designed to provide third sector organisations with support to manage new challenges:

SENSCOT has launched a website highlighting resources available to support the social economy through the pandemic. Updated daily, groups can also register for regular eBulletins:


A reminder that Inverclyde Council has set up a Coronavirus web page offering information with regular updates for the public:

If you are furloughed and stuck at home looking for something to do, why not volunteer? Your community needs you! Have a look at our dedicated Volunteer Inverclyde website here:

Previous versions of this Funding-specific eBulletin are available on these website news pages where you can also keep up to date with CVS Inverclyde's activities and resources in supporting you through the coronavirus pandemic. Make sure you sign up for our regular e-Bulletins or individual Networks news by clicking here.

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