COVID-19 Funding News and Opportunities – 18 June 2020 - compiled for you by our Strategic Investment Officer, Susan Robinson, who leaves CVS Inverclyde at the end of June as she moves towards retirement.
Third Sector Resilience Fund is still open! Specifically to help charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland to stabilise and manage cash flows over this difficult period. To check your eligibility and apply: www.scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/scottish-government/third-sector-resilience-fund
Children in Need COVID-19 Next Steps Programme now open for applications up to £80,000 over 18 months to fund sustained responses to the COVID-19 situation. Children in Need targets children and young people aged 0-18 years impacted by disadvantage including illness, distress, abuse or neglect, any kind of disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties, or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. They encourage applications for project delivery, creative solutions to deliver much needed services, and organisational stability and support. Deadline: Wednesday 1 July 2020. Details: www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/covid-19-funding-streams
Youth Scotland Action Fund has been established to enable youth groups to purchase essential items that will enable them to continue working with young people throughout this period of social distancing and restrictions. Grants of up to £500 available from: www.youthscotland.org.uk/programmes/youth-scotland-action-fund
Creative Scotland Open Fund - Sustaining Creative Development. Open to organisations and individuals, the fund aims to enable organisations to explore ways of working that will help them to adapt and respond to the current changing circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic. The fund will prioritise ideas and activities that help organisations sustain their creative practice and/or programmes of work. Grants of £1,000-£50,000 available from: www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/open-fund-sustaining-creative-development
Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund – the "Response" phase is now paused, but Recovery funding will become available in July, so keep an eye on Foundation Scotland's RRR Fund website: www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/community-response,-recovery-resilience-fund
Inverclyde Community Fund is still open for applications from groups impacted by COVID-19. Grants of up to £500 are available: www.inverclydecommunityfund.org
Movement for Good Awards will see ten registered charities receive a grant of £50,000 to champion innovation - the awards are focused on supporting charities to turn creative ideas into practical solutions that benefit society. Open from Monday 15 June to Friday 24 July 2020. More information: www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good
Getting Ready to Go Back...Scottish Government has published specific guidance for some industries on what adaptations need to be made in order to return. Full details for all industries: www.inverclydechamber.co.uk/release-of-sector-guidance-from-scottish-government
The Information Commissioner's Office has published new guidance on its "Data protection and coronavirus information hub" to help individuals and organisations navigate data protection during this unprecedented time: www.ico.org.uk/global/data-protection-and-coronavirus-information-hub
And finally - a GOODBYE message from Susan: "This is my last Funding Bulletin as I leave CVS Inverclyde at the end of this month to move towards retirement. The past, nearly seven years, have been my very best job ever. I have loved working with groups from across Inverclyde and do hope that I have helped, even just a little. I wish you every success in the future, and I am sure that our paths will cross again as I remain living in Gourock, and a Trustee of Inverclyde Community Fund.