Funding and Finance


Business Support Fund
This fund of £10K has now been extended to include those that have Charitable Rates Relief. If you have not yet claimed it, please do. Many of our members are reporting that it was straightforward and quick to access. Follow this link to claim in Angus.

500 charities will get £1000.
A chance to get £1000 for your organisation.
Movement For Good  has opened a nomination process to allow individuals to put forward their choice. Simple registration system and one nomination per person. It is not a vote with the highest number winning but a nomination and selection process. Closing date 24th May 2020 – so best be quick.

The second round of the Scottish Govt’s Wellbeing Fund –will close Friday 22nd May. This fund is aimed at supporting work in the third sector providing COVD 19 related services.

The other main Scottish Govt grant is the Third Sector Resilience Fund which is now in phase 2 with slightly revised criteria. Check out the full criteria and guidance.

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

National Emergencies Fund – Funds for Scottish organisations will be distributed by Foundation Scotland through the ‘Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund’ (RRR). In the medium and longer term, Recovery and Resilience will fund a wider group of local charities and community organisations whose operations and finances have been affected so they can recover, re-establish or re-design their activities once the outbreak eases in response to community needs at that point.

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 – so go to to get the latest updates.

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