Covid-19 crisis funding still available

Organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding to support communities even if they have already received grants.

Foundation Scotland, Scotland’s community foundation, is welcoming additional applications from previous applicants to its crisis fund. Eligible groups that have already applied can now reapply for additional support to continue to help the most vulnerable who are suffering through the crisis.

The Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund has already distributed over £3.3 million to communities across the length and breadth of the country. Working in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, the fund paused to new applications in June to take time to review and reopened again with a focus on ‘recovery’ last month.

The Foundation Scotland Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund offers grants of between £1,000-£5,000 to constituted community groups and small registered charities.

The fund is currently in its ‘recovery’ phase supporting organisations to plan ahead, to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, re-establish or re-design their activities to comply with new regulations. Examples of projects include those needing support to restart face to face services, counselling groups helping those experiencing mental health issues, bereavement and domestic abuse support services and organisations needing to increase hygiene policies to safely reopen.

Foundation Scotland is eager to distribute funds quickly to communities in need and is appealing to eligible groups to apply quickly as they respond and recover from the crisis. For more information and to apply now, visit the foundation’s website.

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