Third Sector Resilience Fund

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What does this involve?

The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) offers grants up to £75,000 to charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations across the third sector who are experiencing cashflow challenges and need to stabilise their business due to the coronavirus pandemic.

You can apply if your organisation is at risk or unable to cover essential costs within 12 weeks from the date of application. Funding requests must be for a three month period. Eligible costs are expected to mainly be limited to overheads and essential staff costs where staff cannot be furloughed.

All grant applications requesting £50,000 or more will be considered for a loan, a grant or a blended approach (part grant, part loan). 

Am I eligible?

To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisation across the third sector based in Scotland and/or primarily deliver services/activities in Scotland
  • Your services/activities were being provided before March 2020
  • The funding is required directly as a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic
  • The impact of coronavirus has had a negative impact on your cashflow
  • You have identified the expected cash shortfall over the next three months and know how much funding you require
  • You have checked if you are eligible for other Scottish Government COVID-19 related schemes available through local authorities

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

This is available to charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations across the third sector based in Scotland and/or primarily deliver services/activities in Scotland.

How long does this take?

The aim is to process all fully completed applications within 10 working days.

Important information

The Fund is delivered by Firstport, Social Investment Scotland and Corra Foundation and provides grants up to £75,000.

In addition, there is up to a further £5 million available in fully flexible, 0% interest loans starting at £50,000.

The fund is complemented by specialist business advice from Just Enterprise to help grant recipients maximise the impact of the financial support.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations website  to complete the eligibility checker and to apply. 

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