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General funding FAQs. See individual fund pages for specific queries.
Our social enterprise trading income has gone down, is there support available?
Just Enterprise has been funded by the third sector resilience fund to provide specialist business advice to social
enterprises facing a loss of trading income due to coronavirus. This includes one to one support and online
resources. Visit www.justenterprise.org.
What does this mean for my grant funding?
We have collated the public statements that independent funders
have made on how they are responding to this situation. If you are unsure, you should contact your funder to
What does this mean for my funding for the next financial year?
SCVO has raised with Scottish Government, COSLA and other funders the importance of thinking about how to keep the
pipeline of funding open for voluntary organisations. We are pressing them again on this, as the period
approaches for many organisations where redundancy notices will have to be issued if decisions are not made. We
will update on this as soon as we can.
The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government has confirmed in a letter to Anna
Fowlie that “[a]cross Government we are working to ensure that payments to third sector organisations are
made promptly.” If you continue to face difficulties, please let us know using firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does this mean for my contracts with public bodies?
The Scottish Government has published a Scottish Procurement Policy
Note, providing guidance for public bodies on options for payment to their suppliers to ensure service
continuity during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The guidance states that ” [t]he current outbreak of COVID-19 is unprecedented and will have a significant
impact on businesses of all sizes. Many suppliers to public bodies will struggle to meet their contractual
obligations. This will put their financial viability, ability to retain staff and their supply chains at risk.
Public bodies should act now to support their suppliers so they are better able to cope with the current crisis
and to resume normal service delivery and fulfil their contractual obligations when the outbreak is over.
Where can I access funding to help my organisation?
The Scottish Government and a number of other funders have set up funds to help. We are keeping our website up to
date with information on funds, including how to apply as this