Funding latest 30 April 2020

Funding available to support third sector organisations impacted by Coronavirus – 30.04.20 - update brought to you by CVS Inverclyde Strategic Investment Officer, Susan Robinson.

Scottish Government's Wellbeing Fund reopens on 7 May: Scottish Government has made £50 million available to enable national and local action by third sector organisations to reach the most vulnerable groups. The Fund will support vital services which are meeting immediate needs. Grants from £5,000 - £100,000. To submit an Expression of Interest, complete the online form here:

If you are at risk of closure, contact 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 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:

National Emergencies Trust – through Foundation Scotland – the Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund has been set up to support organisations directly affected by Coronavirus. The Response Fund is now open:,-recovery-resilience-fund

Bank of Scotland Foundation's Reach Programme. For the remainder of 2020, Reach will be a monthly programme with grants of between £5,000 – £30,000. The next round opens on 11 May 2020. More information and to apply:

#givingtuesdaynow – Time to gather your fundraising ideas ready for Tuesday 5 May 2020. 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

Faith in Community Scotland's COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is currently offering grants of a few hundred pounds. To check your eligibility and apply:

The Fore has announced the RAFT Fund - grants of up to £5,000 to support high quality, well-managed small charities and social enterprises with great leadership, doing vital work in their communities: 

And remember that Inverclyde Community Fund is still open! Offering small grants of up to £500 to support great work across Inverclyde. The Trustees aim to get a response out within five working days, but are struggling at the moment. Please do apply:

Other Funding Programmes Currently Open:

Creative Breaks:

Heritage Emergency Fund

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

Information - on this and other funding for organisations, available here:

I3-SAS Organisational Helpline: 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 Monday to Thursday 09:00-17:00 and Friday 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 Susan Robinson - 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 18 May and 29 June.

COVID-19 – Third Sector Lab: Digital service delivery for charities. Getting started with remote working: Digital service delivery for charities; the Third Sector Lab open Google Doc lists best-practice, policies, guidance and more, for rapid deployment of essential charity services to online channels. It has free weekly open Zoom calls in partnership with SCVO to help charities connect...


Coronavirus Bounce-Back Loan scheme announced: the UK Government has announced Government-backed loans of up to £50,000 to support small and medium businesses affected by Coronavirus. More information and to apply:

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

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

Social Investment Scotland has launched 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:


Inverclyde Council has just announced a Helpline to support individuals who may be struggling to get food, shopping, prescriptions, etc. A joint partnership between CVS Inverclyde and Inverclyde Council's CLD section, the friendly team will be happy to help. Call on: 01475 715275.

A reminder that Inverclyde Council also has 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 to deliver shoping, food, etc! Have a look at our dedicated Volunteer Inverclyde website here:

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