Emergency funding has become available to support organisations through the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for some useful links and for additional funding-related support please email our Third Sector Development Officer, Edward Fitsell - firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL EMERGENCY FUNDING
The Wellbeing Fund aims to support organisations across the third sector that are providing important services to people who are most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This forms part of a £350 million package from the Scottish Government. This round of funding closes at noon on 22nd May 2020.
Third Sector Resilience Fund
The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) is a £20m emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland. The fund will support organisations that already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Grants between £5k - £100k.
Youth Action Scotland
After seeing the difference community youth organisations make to young lives, many funders including the Scottish Government have given their backing to the relaunch of the Youth Action Fund. Youth groups, and youth workers working to support young people during the current crisis can apply for a micro-grant. This could be for:
- Equipment (including IT) and programme materials
- Video calling licenses and top ups
- Any other suitable requests
Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund
Foundation Scotland is administering the Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund to support local charities and grassroots organisations across Scotland as they respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The funding is provided through the National Emergencies Trust. £1k - £5k available.
National Lottery Community Fund – Up to 10K
The National Lottery is offering grants of up to £10K, where COVID-19 projects are given priority. This is available to organisations who support people who are at high risk from COVID-19 or who are likely to face challenges as result of COVID-19, and organisations who work with communities in response to COVID-19.
Covenant Fund - Covid -19 Impact Programme
A fund set up to ensure relevant services remain accessible, during the pandemic, to those in the Armed Forces community. Grants of up to £60K are available, and in exceptional circumstances can reach to £125K. Applications are welcome from Armed Forces charities and CIC's. Deadline is 29 May 2020.
LOCAL (MORAY) EMERGENCY FUNDING
Berry Burn Community Fund – COVID-19 Emergency Funding
tsiMORAY will be administering a fund of £5,000, allocated by the Berry Burn Community Fund, to help community groups and voluntary organisations deliver front-line services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is available to organisations and individuals who operate within the following community council boundaries - Dyke landward, Forres, Findhorn & Kinloss, Speyside, Finderne and Heldon.
Flexible Food Fund
This fund is provided as a top up to help cover food costs and as part of the funding eligibility the client must have an assessment of their wider needs. The Money Advice Moray team will provide this and also ensure clients are referred onto other services who are able to assist them with other needs.
To refer clients for the Flexible Food Fund please complete the attached referral form and forward it to or clients can self-refer by calling 0300 123 4563.
Elgin Youth Development Group Community Fund
Funding for new or extended activity in the community that is being delivered solely in response to the Covid-19 pandemic which supports members of the community experiencing challenge as a result of the pandemic. The activity or project having started no earlier than 16 March 2020 and initially funding will be available to September. This could cover costs to support volunteers eg PPE, additional phone costs or travel costs, costs related to preparing and providing food, fuel costs associated with supporting shielded people, phone top ups to enable keeping in touch with vulnerable groups and unforeseen expenditure.
Edintore Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund
REAP is administering a fund of £14,000, for grants of up to £500 for community groups and voluntary organisations providing support to their communities during the Coronavirus pandemic. Non-constituted groups can apply if they can provide 2 independent referees who know about their work. Available to groups who operate within the following community council boundaries: Keith, Strathisla, Strathbogie, Buckie & District, Cullen & Deskford, Findochty, Portknockie, Dufftown & District. Deadline 31 May 2020.
MFR Cash for Kids Appeal
This appeal has been launched to help low income families during the COVID-19 pandemic - covering the cost of basic essentials such as food and heating. The fund encourages applications from service providers who support vulnerable children, including representatives from social services, schools, health professionals and charities. MFR can only accept one referral per young person.
Moray Wellbeing Hub - Digital Fund
Moray Wellbeing Hub CIC is offering expenses toward digital connection to people in Moray to improve wellbeing during the COVID19 pandemic crisis. This is open to anyone who faces financial barriers accessing online. Expenses could cover web equipment, mobile data costs and internet fees. They are open to hearing any other technology needs.
Moray Emergency Relief Fund
A fund has been launched to provide financial relief to people in the Moray Council area suffering severe hardship, illness or poverty as a result of the Coronavirus crisis. The fund is a registered charity, and will depend on donations by organisations, businesses and individuals for its initial funding due to COVID-19 restriction on fundraising activities.
The Gordon & Ena Baxter Foundation Emergency Fund
This is an emergency fund for charities based in Moray who have been adversely affected by the Coronavirus. Priority will be given to those organisations who are providing direct support in the community.