The Community Capacity and Resilience Fund (CCRF) from Scottish Government aims to support local, community-based organisations with small grants of up to £8,000 to deliver activities that help people mitigate the impact of welfare reform.
To be eligible for a grant, organisations must have had an income of less than £200,000 in their last financial year. Grants can be spent over 12 months and the aim is a simple way to access funding from the Scottish Government that can trial new ideas and capacity build organisations so they are prepared to access larger funding pots from elsewhere.
CCRF will support organisations to try creative approaches that mitigate the impact of welfare reform. The following are ways in which that might be achieved, promoting social inclusion, combatting inequality or increasing partnership working.
The Community Capacity & Resilience Fund presents an opportunity for organisations to develop new ways of working to mitigate the effects of welfare reform, combat poverty and social inequality, promote social inclusion and have a preventative impact in their communities.
Previous rounds of the Community Capacity & Resilience Fund have delivered a broad range of successful projects – all unique in their delivery but aligned in their focus. This new round is launching with the coronavirus pandemic as a backdrop and applications will therefore need to develop approaches that will ensure continuity of provision and a blended approach to service delivery.
Applications should be able to demonstrate:
- How they will help bring organisations together in partnership to support people
- How they will develop people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point
- Who will be supported by the activity
- What impact the activity will have on people locally in mitigating welfare reform, and on the way in which the organisation operates
The aim of the fund is to support organisations where there currently isn’t the capacity or resources, therefore, unfortunately, the scheme cannot fund any existing work, core costs or management fees.