FUNDING

Emergency funding is still 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 - edward@tsimoray.org.uk  

NATIONAL  EMERGENCY FUNDING

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. 

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.

Other National Independent Funds

LOCAL (MORAY)  EMERGENCY FUNDING

Supporting Communities Fund 

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have distributed the Scottish Government's Supporting Communities Fund to all communities across Moray in response to COVID-19.  This support can be accessed by your local COVID response group, community group, or community council.  Contact can also be made directly by phone at 07399031253, or via email below.

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.

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 benefitadvice@moray.gov.uk or clients can self-refer by calling 0300 123 4563.

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. 

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. 

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.   

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