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’ http://covid19funders.org.uk/.
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 https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus to find out more.
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:
- 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 https://scvo.org/support/coronavirus
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. 13 organisations have recieved funding so far.
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, 27 organisations have recieved a micro grant to support their response to Coronavirus. Click here to find out more.