Community Capacity & Resilience Fund

Community Capacity & Resilience Fund open for applications on 19th September 2016

New round of grants for smaller grassroots, third sector organisations working hard to tackle welfare reform and poverty in communities throughout Scotland.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) are delighted to announce that we have £330,000 to support innovative and creative projects that help mitigate the effects of welfare reform, combat inequality, promote social inclusion and have a preventative impact in communities. This investment from Scottish Government will increase the capacity and resilience of communities and third sector organisations to provide people with the support and skills they need.

Awards will range from £1,000 to £5,000 with project activity starting and finishing between Jan 2017 – August 2017.

We can support projects that will achieve one or more of the following criteria;

  • Expand/develop your organisation’s capacity in order to meet demand relating to welfare reform
  • Develop a pilot project which focuses on tackling the impact of welfare reform and inequality
  • Help bring organisations together in partnership to support people
  • Develop people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point

If you work for or know an organisation that’s tackling the impact of welfare reform and poverty (with an annual income of £200,000 or less) then we look forward to reading about your great ideas.

Applying to this fund is simple, with an easy online application process. Applications open on Monday 19th September 2016 and close on 31st October 2016.



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