Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund
Local charities and grassroots organisations across Scotland can apply online for the second round of funding between £1,000 and £5,000 to help them respond to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and recover from its impact in their local community.
The income cap of £250,000 per annum for applicants to its crisis fund has been removed, allowing more charities to apply for financial support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Whilst the focus of the first round of funding was meeting the most immediate needs of communities, the focus of the second round is now on Recovery.
The focus of Recovery funding is to provide:
- support for the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure their health and wellbeing is maintained;
- support to groups and activities supporting vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions etc.);
- support for foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger;
- support to aid community response coordination;
- support for volunteer costs for new and existing organisations;
- additional costs to support a move to remote working and adapting services delivered in the wider community; and
- additional financial support as required for organisations providing emotional support, mental health and wellbeing and bereavement support.
This is a rolling programme with no deadlines.