About the programme
Adapt and Thrive is part of the £25m Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government on 2nd September 2020. Information on the Communities Recovery Fund strand. The programme forms part of the wider Scottish Government Third Sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Adapt and Thrive Programme aims to support organisations across the third sector to adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and build back better to thrive in the future. It provides the opportunity, space, and support so organisations can reflect on their current services and determine which areas need to change, flex, innovate, or grow in order to be resilient and successful during and post COVID-19.
The programme will run until March 20201 and is delivered in partnership by Firstport, Corra Foundation, SCVO, Just Enterprise, Community Enterprise and Social Investment Scotland.
Recovery for the third sector has not been straightforward, and lockdowns, changes to guidelines and the tier system will continue to be part of our daily lives in 2021. As a response, Adapt and Thrive has adapted and from 11 January, all eligible organisations can access funding regardless of turnover size and the top value of grants has increased to £75K.
Adapt and Thrive offers tailored, specialist advice, as well as grants and loans. The advice is designed to help organisations to build recovery plans that are flexible, allowing them to stay open, respond or adapt quickly to any changes in guidelines or tiers. The funding is unrestricted so it can also adapt around the needs of the organisation.
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Completing the application form takes approximately an hour.
We strongly recommend that you use the relevant word template below to plan your draft before completing the online form as there will be no option to save your application and return to complete later.
Adapt & Thrive runs regular information webinars.