Topic outline

  • Introduction

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    In this course you will find resources and details to funding.
    Further to our funding and progammes outline we provide details and suggestions on funding for organisations within Coalfields Communities.

    Please return regularly for updates of new funding opportunities

    • Adapt & Thrive and Community Recovery Fund

      SCVO and partners on behalf of Scottish Government's Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme has been extended to 21st June. 

      This aims to support charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations that are supporting people and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery. As well as providing ongoing crisis support, they will be planning and implementing changes to adapt and thrive in a very different social and economic climate. 

      The programme is now open and has two strands: Adapt & Thrive and Community Recovery Fund. Adapt & Thrive is capacity building to help organisations adapt, change, and thrive post COVID-19. The Communities Recovery Fund is grant funding to deliver support and services in communities. To find out more, please visit: 

      • Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund

        This fund is open for applications

        The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund is a Scottish Government fund worth £500,000 administered by Corra Foundation.

        Coronavirus has had a significant effect in the way we all live and work. It has impacted on how as neighbours and communities we connect and relate to each other. The purpose of the Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund is to provide small grants to community and voluntary groups across Scotland who are connecting and supporting people within their local community. The Fund aims to specifically reach groups who:

        • Have strong local relationships.
        • Help increase the wellbeing and social connections for communities.

        It is only available to groups that are rooted in their community, require a small amount of money, and have received little/or no emergency funding during the pandemic.

        For more information and to apply to the fund, please click here. 

        • Funding Scotland

          Funding Scotland - From 6 April 2021, Funding Scotland will have fresh new branding and a new website address – 

          Funding Scotland is run by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), so access to Funding Scotland Premium will now be linked to SCVO membership. Funding Scotland Premium allows you to save searches, register for personalised email alerts, make lists, take notes, and download search results. From 6 April 2021, only SCVO members and supporters will be able to access Funding Scotland Premium.  

          SCVO currently has two Digital Participation funding opportunities available:

          • The Digital Participation Charter fund has awards of up to £10,000 available for organisations to enable them to embed passing on essential digital skills to the people they work with and support. This is Round 8, Call 1 of the fund and it is supported by Scottish Government, BT and Cellnex. The closing date is 22nd April (noon). For more information please click here.
          • The Device Refurbishment support fund has awards of up to £15,000 available to support organisations who have existing operations in the field of refurbishing, refreshing, and redistributing second-hand devices. The closing date is 22nd April (noon). For more information please click here

          • Tesco Community Grants

            Tesco Community Grants fund thousands of local community projects across the UK, helping to fight holiday hunger, tackle mental health, support young people, host community events and much more.

            The grant scheme is open for applications and will provide grants of up to £1500 to support projects focused on children and families. The scheme is open to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, via an on-line application form. 

            Local projects that focus on helping children and families

            Tesco Community Grants will fund local good causes that focus on supporting children and families.
            Examples include:

            • a local school needing food for a children’s breakfast club, 
            • a voluntary organisation working with families to run holiday clubs,
            • a charity supporting young people with specialist advice to manage mental health,
            • a brownie or scout group needing new tents,
            • a youth sports club needing new equipment,
            • a family advice centre wanting to recruit more volunteers,
            • or a local friends of a park group wanting to develop a new toddler area.
            To find out more information and to apply please click here

            • Firstport's Social Entrepreneurs Fund

              Firstport's Social Entrepreneurs Fund is open for applications. SEF helps people from all walks of life to make a living while doing good by providing start-up funding and business support. Find out more here.

              • NHS Forth Valley's Health Promotion

                NHS Forth Valley's Health Promotion department has set up a new community grants scheme to help local organisations and community groups across Forth Valley improve mental health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit their website to find out more and apply online.

                • Scotland's Events Recovery Fund

                  Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund (SERF) has been established in conjunction with Scottish Government to help Scotland’s events sector plan and deliver events through to the end of 2021, and to provide support as the industry responds and adapts to the effects of COVID-19. A total of £2.75 million is available for eligible events planned to take place before the end of 2021. Find out more here.