#ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Programme

Corra Foundation is excited to be delivering #ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Programme as a funding partner with Comic Relief. The programme has two main strands:

1) A grant funding programme open to community groups across Scotland.

2) Support for Community led grant-making.

We are also delivering a programme of capacity building support for #ShiftThePower grant holders.

The first round of the funding programme closed for applications on 30th September 2019. We are delighted to announce that 103 community groups and charities received grants totalling £703,000 as part of the #ShiftThePower Scotland fund. You can read more about the grants awarded in the #ShiftThePower Grant Holders tab below.

We will open for a second round of funding later in 2020. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for further information.

 

The fund is delivered by Corra Foundation working as an intermediary partner with Comic Relief in Scotland.

#ShiftThePower Scotland Grant Holders

We are delighted to announce that 103 community groups and charities across Scotland have received grants totalling £703,000 in the first round of #ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Programme.  You can read more about the organisations receiving funding  here or have a look at the interactive map below.

The grant funding programme closed for applications on 30th September 2019 and awards were made across 28 local authority areas.

Funding decisions were made through assessment and by a panel comprised of people with lived experience of the four Comic Relief themes – Mental Health Matters, A Safe Place to Be, Gender Justice, and Children Survive and Thrive. You can read more information on these themes in the Comic Relief Programme Criteria.

We will be producing a short learning piece on the involvement of people with lived experience in this decision making process in early 2020.

Community Led Grant Making

As part of this programme we are working alongside geographic communities and sector groups focussed on the four Comic Relief themes to support local people to design and distribute grant making in ways that are relevant and accessible to their community or the place where they live. We began this work with communities in Dunterlie and Carbrain in 2019 building on the work of our Getting Alongside Communities programme alongside work in Fort William and Aberdeenshire.

We’ll be sharing more information on this work as it develops this year.

Apply

The first round of closed for applications on 30th September 2019. We will open for a second round later in 2020. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for more information.

#ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Programme supports groups with an income of £250,000 or less to make meaningful change in one of the four areas. Eligible groups can apply for grants between £1,000 and £8,000. We ask groups to tell us how they meaningfully involve people with lived experience in the design and delivery of their work.

The team at Corra are always happy to help so if you have any questions please get in touch with Jane Rosegrant and Julie Aitken at shiftthepower@corra.scot for a chat about the programme.

Watch

To help you complete your application, we have produced the following short videos on key aspects of the application process.

General Introduction to the #ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Programme

Safeguarding

Finance and Governance

Get in touch

If you’d like any further information or have any questions, please get in touch with us at shiftthepower@corra.scot or call us on 0131 444 4020.

You can also email Grant Advisers Jane Rosegrant jane@corra.scot or Julie Aitken julie@corra.scot for a chat about the programme.

Comic Relief

This fund is delivered in partnership with Comic Relief. 

CR spends money raised by its fundraising campaigns, Red Nose Day & Sport Relief

Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England and Wales), SC039730 (Scotland).