Scottish charities invited to apply to £20m emergency coronavirus fund

The Third Sector Resilience Fund, open to charities that need funding to stabilise cash flows directly because of Covid-19, offers grants of between £5,000 and £100,000

Charities in Scotland that are in financial difficulty as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are being invited to apply for a share of a £20m emergency fund.

The Third Sector Resilience Fund, delivered by the social enterprise agency Firstport, Social Investment Scotland and the Corra Foundation, will provide grants of between £5,000 and £100,000 or fully flexible zero per cent interest loans of £50,000 or more.

The fund is open to charities, social enterprises or voluntary organisations based in Scotland and/or already primarily delivering services and activities in Scottish communities, and which need the funding to stabilise cash flows directly as a result of the impact of Covid-19.

Charities with financial difficulties not related to the pandemic are ineligible.

In addition to funding, grantees will also receive specialist business advice from the charity business support partnership Just Enterprise, to help grant recipients maximise the impact of the financial support.

Interested organisations can use the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations’ eligibility checker to find out whether they could be in line to receive a grant.

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