Coronavirus: Funding for community groups
For funding information, please see the latest funding alert [480Kb].
Financial support for communities
On 18 March the Scottish Government announced £350m of funding to support communities across the country, you can find out more information on the Scottish Government's Website. We are waiting on further information on how this funding will be made available and will share this on this webpage, on social media and across our network of contacts as soon as we receive it.
Please note financial support for individuals and families can be found on the Benefits and COVID-19 pages of our website. The Welfare Rights Team can be contacted on 01738 476900 (Option 1) or email@example.com.
Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund
The Scottish Government's Wellbeing Fund will support organisations across the third sector that are providing important services for people as a result of coronavirus.
Funds can support the purchase and delivery of food, activities to support people's mental health and wellbeing, co-ordination of local activity and staff and volunteer expenses.
You can register an interest in the fund on the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation (SCVO) website.
NHS Tayside Community Innovation Fund
NHS Tayside have agreed to open up the Community Innovation Fund to applications from eligible groups who are working and volunteering in their communities in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Applications of up to £10,000 will be considered, for projects lasting around 6 months (timescales are flexible as the situation develops). Applications can cover costs associated with:
- Volunteering and associated expenses
- Purchase of items / equipment needed to deliver services
- Staffing costs
All application information and guidance is available on the Community Innovation Fund pages of the NHS Tayside website.
Gannochy Covid 19 Recovery and Renewal Fund
The Gannochy Trust, has launched a £500,000 Gannochy Covid 19 Recovery and Renewal Fund [110Kb] to help charities working in Perth and Kinross cope during the pandemic. The new fund will provide welcome relief from the financial and operational pressures facing charities during the outbreak, as well as enabling development and delivery of vital support services to people and communities affected by the virus.
Local Action Partnership's (LAPs) funding
There are seven Local Action Partnership's (LAPs) across Perth and Kinross, established to bring public services and communities together to identify and tackle the key issues facing their communities. Each LAP has a budget, which it can use to support projects and initiatives in their areas. Projects, or proposals should reflect the following criteria:
- Continuing to support community and voluntary efforts in relation to COVID-19;
- Growing the capacity of groups to take on longer-term roles and service delivery in your community;
- Supporting groups to take on new volunteers to meet emerging needs in your community;
- Supporting new groups to formalise and develop plans for longer-term community development activity.
Due to the current situation, LAPs are making part of their budget available to local community groups, who are supporting members of their community during the current COVID-19 outbreak. If your group needs financial support to continue its good work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
- Name of group and contact details
- Geographic area which your group is covering
- Details of your proposal and the benefit that it will bring to your community
- Details of the financial support you need, and what it would be used for.
Whilst there is no specific maximum funding that you can ask for, note that these budgets do have a limit and please bear this in mind when you are contacting us.
Once received, we will check in with the LAPs and if they agree, we will contact you to get the details of your bank account and process the payment as quickly as possible. Please note that funds cannot be paid into a personal bank account, so if your group does not have an account, you will need to find another group who can host it for you.