Corra Foundation are welcoming applications from community groups, organisations and charities for a number of funds currently open.
Focusing on a variety of themes, the grants open are aimed at supporting communities at local level, from support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic charities delivering projects on mental health, to funding for grassroots organisations working with homelessness and small funding pots for neighbourhood projects.
The Armed Forces Third Sector Resilience Fund, Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund and The Local Support Fund are administered by Corra Foundation on behalf of the Scottish Government. #ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Fund is delivered by Corra Foundation working as an intermediary partner with Comic Relief in Scotland.
July closing dates for two of the funds – Armed Forces Third Sector Resilience Fund and Henry Duncan Grants – are fast approaching. Please see below for more information and links to guidelines and applications.
A round-up of current funds from Corra Foundation:
- Armed Forces Third Sector Resilience Fund (Scottish Government Funding)
Supporting Third Sector Armed Forces community organisations whose operations have been affected by COVID-19. Up to £75k available towards running costs until the end of March 2022.
Closing 12 noon, Fri 16th July.
More information & application: https://www.corra.scot/grants/revision-of-armed-forces-third-sector-resilience-fund/
Funding community-based support for mental health and wellbeing via 3 strands:
Organisation Grants – max £8,000 for 5 years – closing 21st July
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Project Grants – max £8,000 for 3 years – closing 21st July
Micro Grants – max £1,000 one of grants – rolling applications
More information & application: https://www.corra.scot/grants/henry-duncan-grants/
Up to £30k, multi-year funding for grassroots organisations and charities working under 2 themes:
Gender Justice – contributing to gender equality by reducing violence and discrimination and promoting increased opportunity for women, girls and LGBTQI+ community.
A Safe Place To Be – homelessness support including for refugees & asylum seekers.
Closing 12 noon, Fri 20th August
More information & application: https://www.corra.scot/grants/revision-of-shiftthepower-scotland-comic-relief-fund/
- Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund (Scottish Government Funding)
Up to £3,000, open to groups with strong local relationships with the community and which support people to connect and improve wellbeing – whether that’s community garden projects, children’s groups or local sport clubs.
Rolling application deadline.
More information and application: https://www.corra.scot/grants/enabling-neighbourhoods/
- The Local Support Fund (Scottish Government Funding)
Supporting small community-based groups delivering frontline services to people who use or used drugs, people in recovery and families affected. £1,000 to £10,000 available per year, up to 5 years.
Rolling application deadline.
More information & application: https://www.corra.scot/grants/drugs-services-funds/
More detail on all the open grants and the application process can be found at https://www.corra.scot/grants/. For questions or to discuss ideas or applications, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to Editors
- The Armed Forces Third Sector Resilience Fund, Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund and The Local Support Fund are administered by Corra Foundation on behalf of the Scottish Government. #ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Fund is delivered by Corra Foundation working as an intermediary partner with Comic Relief in Scotland.
- Henry Duncan Grants was relaunched by Corra Foundation in 2020, now incorporating multi-year grants with greater flexibility and a lighter touch process. Henry Duncan Grants have a broad focus, but with yearly themes, with the theme for 2021 being improving mental health and wellbeing.
- Corra Foundation exists to make a difference to the lives of people and communities. It works with others to encourage positive change, opportunity, fairness and growth of aspirations which improve quality of life. Corra wants to see a society in which people create positive change and enjoy fulfilling lives. In 2020 Corra launched a ten-year strategy. It is long term because making a different on the big challenges will take time. At its heart is the strong belief that when people find their voice, they unlock the power to make change happen. You can read the full strategy here: https://www.corra.scot/corra-strategy-2020-2030/
- Corra Foundation has over 35 years’ experience as one of Scotland’s leading grant-makers, distributing more than £159m through nearly 16,000 grants to charities.
- For more information on Corra Foundation, please visit corra.scot