Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme

Support provided by SCVO

What does this involve?

The Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme is aimed at charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations that are supporting people and communities through lockdown and recovery. As well as providing ongoing crisis support, they will help plan and implement changes to adapt and thrive in a very different social and economic climate. The Programme will have two strands.

Adapt and Thrive Programme

This programme aims to support organisational change. Third sector organisations need to adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19 so they can continue to have a positive impact in their communities. Working with an advisor, organisations will be supported to develop a plan so they can operate sustainably. Funding to implement the plan is also available.

Communities Recovery Fund

This fund aims to support the delivery of services that were suspended or reduced because of COVID-19 in communities. It will also support the creation of new services that tackle new challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants will be available to help reintroduce the delivery of services. The fund will support:

  • the adaptation of existing services¬†
  • the development of new services to tackle new community needs resulting from COVID-19
  • the development of new services to tackle existing needs made worse by COVID-19

Am I eligible?

This is for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations in Scotland. They will need to meet all relevant application criteria.

What does this cost?

There is no cost to apply.

Who is this for?

The Programme is open to charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations that are supporting people and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery.

Important information

In some cases, there will be an overlap and organisations may wish to access both Adapt and Thrive and Communities Recovery programmes.

The application form will consist of one online form. It will cover both programmes - Adapt and Thrive Programme and Communities Recovery Fund.

In the application form (regardless of the strand chosen), the applicant can request support from both programmes and will be prompted to complete all relevant questions for both strands. This means that the organisation only needs to complete one form and its request can be assessed simultaneously.

Next steps

Visit the SCVO website to find out more and apply.

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