Funding and Finance

Funding and Finance

With EU Funding coming to an end at the end of 2020 – Scottish Govt has provided an update on in its planned replacement – the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Further details have yet to emerge – but the above link gives some background on Scottish Govt’s current thinking. Over the last 7 years, Scotland has received, on average, around £100m per annum in EU Funding

Connecting Scotland Fund – Round 2 now open
Applications for round 2 will close at 11am on 18th of January

Strategic framework application fund – Facilitated by Angus Council
If your business is required to close by law or to significantly change its operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020, you may be eligible to apply for grant funding.
Applications are now open for the following funds:
Business temporary closure fund
Business restrictions fund

Firstport’s LaunchMe 2020 Programme closes for applications next week – closing date is 12th December (noon) – targeting ambitious social enterprises looking to scale up and increase their social impact.

Adapt & Thrive Programme & Communities Recovery Fund

We are keen to find out whether any of our members have been successful, or indeed unsuccessful with these funds. Or if you are thinking about applying but would like to have a chat about it, please get in touch at

Have you checked the following funders recently?

Robertson Trust
The Community Climate Asset Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund
UnLtd Scotland

For up to date information be sure to check in with:

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

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