Following this afternoon's announcement by the First Minister that the Wellbeing Fund is now open for expressions of interest from all third sector organisations, SCVO Chief Executive Anna Fowlie said:

"The Wellbeing Fund has already seen much-needed money get to the frontline. Today we see that open up to an even broader range of voluntary organisations. The voluntary sector has stepped up in communities across Scotland to provide vital support to people who really need it and it’s great to see the First Minister recognise that with hard cash as well as her kind words.

"Scotland has been ahead of the game in understanding the vital role that charities and community groups play in dealing with the impact of Coronavirus and at SCVO we are pleased to be playing our part."

Find out more about the fund and how to register your interest.