Funding provisions following COVID-19 outbreak

Please see below for information and updates regarding youth work funding in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak. There are many more opportunities available and you can find out more by visiting our online funding directory.


Response from funders

SCVO has compiled a list of statements from funders across Scotland, which will be updated as funders make adjustments to ongoing funding programmes.

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Third Sector Resilience Fund

Applications are now open for the Scottish Government's Third Sector Resilience Fund, £350 million of emergency funding to support those most affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Wellbeing Fund

A £50m will be provided for a Wellbeing Fund to provide support for organisations which will require additional capacity to deal with challenges caused by self-isolation or distancing.

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Scottish Welfare Fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes through Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants.

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Supporting Communities Fund

Scottish Government has made a £40m fund available to community organisations including those that are not registered charities to support small scale community resilience. 

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CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund

Due to many members reporting difficulties meeting the deadline due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the deadline has been pushed back until 12 noon on 27th March.

Click here for the latest information.


Youth Scotland Action Fund

Youth Scotland has launched a fund to help youth groups and youth workers meet the needs of young people in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus.

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National Emergencies Trust

The National Emergencies Trust has set up a Coronavirus Appeal to raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations that can provide vital support to people in the quickest way possible.

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Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund

A £100,000 fund has been established by the William Grant Foundation, Faith in Community Scotland and the National Lottery Community Fund so that Scotland’s network of local faith groups and related community organisations can provide immediate support for individuals and families during the early stages of COVID-19.

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Community Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund

Foundation Scotland's RRR Fund will support local charities and grassroots organisations across Scotland to help them respond to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and recover from its impact.

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Self-employed Income Support Scheme

People who are self-employed or who are members of a partnership and have lost income due to coronavirus can apply for a UK Government income support scheme, covering 80% of earnings.

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Creative Scotland Sustaining Creative Development Fund

A fund launched in March 2020 to enable organisations to explore ways of working that will help them to adapt and respond to COVID-19.

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Enterprise Relief Fund

Princes Trust has launched a £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus. The fund is available to entrepreneurs aged 18-30, who can apply for grants and tailored support.

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UK Wide funds

Grants Online has collated a list of funding programmes to assist local organisations respond to the challenges of COVID-19.

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Tesco Covid-19 Communities Fund

Single paymets of £500 are available to community organisations supporting vulnerable groups.

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Clothworkers' Emergency Capital Programme

CECP will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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Crisis Emergency Grants Fund

Crisis has opened an emergency grants fund for organisations supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Organisations can apply for small grants of up to £5,000 or larger awards up to £50,000.

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Tiny Changes Relief Fund

Fund aimed at Scottish charities running essential youth mental health services or responding to young people’s mental health crises during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Digital Resilience COVID-19 Fund

Organisations in the museums sector can apply for up to £3000 to purchase equipment and software that will enable them to adapt to digital working during COVID-19.

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Ryvoan Trust COVID-19 Fund

Funds are available to charitable organisations supporting people in difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions.

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COVID-19 Next Steps Grants Programme

Large grants of up to £80,000 are now available to not-for-profit organisations who work with children and young people and have been impacted by COVID-19.

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