Coronavirus Funding

Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme

As announced last week by Aileen Campbell, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, the Third Sector Community and Recovery Programme will open for applications later in September.

As part of the programme, tailored, specialist advice and financial support (grants and loans) will be available. The aim is to help organisations to adapt and change so they can re-open and operate sustainably post coronavirus whilst continuing to have a positive impact in people and communities. This is being delivered by Firstport, Corra Foundation, SCVO, CEiS, Community Enterprise and Social Investment Scotland. Further information about this part of the programme will be available from the SCVO website later in September. Visit the SCVO hub to find out more.

If you are interested in receiving updates on this aspect of the programme including when it opens, eligibility and criteria, you can do so by joining the mailing list here.

Support for charities and communities dealing with the impact of Coronavirus

Funders in Scotland are all talking and working together to try and work out how best they can help. In the first instance, most funders are offering flexibility to those they already fund so that money can be used in whatever way is most helpful right now. Corra Foundation is one of over 300 funders that has signed the ‘Stand with the sector statement’

SCVO have developed a Third Sector Coronavirus information hub. The hub provides a range of advice on dealing with the impact of Coronavirus, including shifting services to digital platforms, supporting volunteers and the funding available to the sector in Scotland.  This website provides a useful first port of call for charities seeking funding, and a range of partners are working with SCVO to keep this information up to date. Visit to find out more.

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Scottish Government Funding

As part of the Scottish Government £350 million support package, a range of funding has been made available. Corra Foundation is involved in administering several of these funds including:

  • Adapt and Thrive Programme
  • The Third Sector Resilience Fund
  • The Wellbeing Fund
  • Supporting Communities Fund

For more information about each of these funds as well as further information on funding opportunities and advice, visit SCVO coronavirus hub

Corra Foundation Funding

Support for PDI grantholders

All current PDI grantholders have been invited to apply to the PDI Covid Fund, which offers grants of £2,000 to charities working to support children, young people and families affected by alcohol and drug use.

Fifteen organisations have recieved funding through the PDI Covid Fund, to view the full list of organisations click here.

Click here to read more about PDI.

International Development: micro grants 

Corra has offered a number of current International small grant holders an immediate unrestricted grant of £500 to assist their work with organisations and communities overseas; who are and will be increasingly affected by the Coronavirus crisis in the coming months. To date, 29 organisations have received a micro grant to support their response to Coronavirus. Click here to find out more.