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Funding and Finance

Just Enterprise has been tailoring its service in response to the COVID19 crisis – including their one-one Crisis Review Service. So if you are needing some direct fact intervention, please contact them.

They are also supporting applications to the TSRF with support to get the cashflows right. See this summary of support available to social enterprises affected by COVID19. Are you in fact growing your business or offering a new service and need support, then contact Just Enterprise as they can support with that too through the normal programme.

Another option might be through a short term loan. Scottish Communities Finance is offering interest-free loans of £3-5k to SEN members. The SEN Bridging Loan would have a ‘turn-around of five days. For more info, contact pauline@scotcomfinance.scot.

This week saw the launch of the Scottish Govt’s Wellbeing Fund – designed to support organisations across the third sector that are providing important frontline services for people as a result of coronavirus crisis. £10m has already been allocated for immediate priorities and £7 million has been committed to provide around 2,000 charities with small grants through Corra, Inspiring Scotland, STV Appeal, SCVO and Scotland’s Third Sector Interfaces. The remaining £33 million is now open to bids from Third Sector Organisations. The first round of expressions of interest have been submitted. A second round will be open in May, if you missed this one, for work that is supporting the work of the third sector in providing COVD 19 related services.


One of the other main Scottish Govt responses to the current crisis is the Third Sector Resilience Fund which has now been open for around three weeks – and is already distributing funds – see list of awardees. We have also heard from many who have been unsuccessful. This fund is for those that are in crisis.

The next fund to open will be the Supporting Communities Fund. More news once that is open.

National Emergencies Fund

National Lottery Fund has prioritised all its funds for those supporting communities in the current crisis. There is a dedicated worker for each geographic area.

SCVO has a really good list of existing funders and how they are responding to the crisis – visit for the latest updates

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