Funding and Finance

Funding and Finance

Small grant – Enterprising Third Sector (ETS)
Angus SEN is offering Angus third sector organisations an opportunity to bid for a small local grant. This is part of the Supporting Anchor Organisations strand that was launched by the Scottish Government. The grant will be up to £500 per applicant organisation. The focus of the grant will be to implement or imbed a new work practise or process that you have developed during the pandemic and would like to take forward into your regular work. This might be digital equipment, staff training or some other new development. The funding should be focussed on organisational development and not necessarily on equipment for use by beneficiaries. For the full criteria and an application form, please email The funding will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, dependent on meeting the criteria, and will be dealt with in order of applications received. Once it runs out the fund will close.  Therefore, we recommend that you get your applications in as soon as possible! 

Scottish Government’s Third Sector Resilience Fund is still open with slightly revised criteria. Grants are available up to a maximum of £75,000 however there are also blended loan/grant options available. Check out their website for full criteria and guidance.  

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.  If you are planning to apply for the Coronavirus Community Support Fund you must apply by 12 noon on 17th August 2020. 

Firstport are excited to get back to the business of helping social entrepreneurs make their ideas happen.After a four-month pause, the Social Entrepreneurs Fund (SEF) is now re-open. 

There are three different funds available:

  • Pounds for Purpose – £500 awards if you are aged 16-26 and want to put an idea that creates a positive impact into action.
  • Start It – Up to £5000 towards the start-up costs of your social enterprise idea.
  • Build It- Up to £25,000 if you have tried and tested a social enterprise idea and want to turn it into your full-time job.

SEF is about helping people from all walks of life to make a living while doing good. If the events this year have spurred you on to pursue a social enterprise idea, get in touch!

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