About the programme
The Communities Recovery Fund is part of the £25m Third Sector Community & Recovery Programme announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government on 2nd September 2020.
Click this link to find out more information on the Adapt and Thrive strand.
The Communities Recovery Fund aims to support community groups, charities, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations in supporting people and communities in responding to the challenges presented by COVID-19; which may be further impacted over the winter months and as we head towards recovery from the pandemic.
Applications from eligible individual organisations and from partnerships can be accepted.
You can apply for a minimum of £5,000 and up to a maximum of £25,000, for an individual organisation or £75,000 for a partnership, for a period of up to 8 months from 1 October 2020 (see section 4 – Funding Criteria for more information).
You can be considered for support from the Community Recovery Fund if you are a:
- voluntary or community organisation
- registered charity
- constituted group or club
- not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company (CIC)
- Community Council
- Based and operating primarily in Scotland. If your organisation also operates outside of Scotland, you must demonstrate that the funding will be used solely for its operations and beneficiaries which are based in Scotland.
- Incorporated and registered as a SCIO with OSCR, or as a company limited by guarantee registered with Companies House. Community Councils must have an agreed Scheme of Establishment with the Local Authority, have a written constitution, and hold a bank account. CICs must be SE code compliant.
We welcome applications from partnerships that can enable small community and mutual aid groups, who may be ineligible to apply directly, to access this funding where their activities meet the fund criteria. Partnership applications can be made by an eligible lead organisation such as a Community Anchor Organisation.
The fund is open for applications until 12 February 2021, or until the budget is fully committed (if sooner). The funding budget is continually monitored and should a change to the closing date be required, this page will be updated.
The fund is delivered in partnership by Community Enterprise in Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Corra, Development Trusts Association Scotland, Glasgow West of Scotland Housing Forum, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, The National Lottery Community Fund, Scottish Community Development Centre.
If your question is not answered in the guidance below please contact the helpdesk: grantsupport@scvo/org.uk