Information for third sector organisation under financial pressure
A £50 million ‘Wellbeing Fund’ has been set up to support third sector organisations who will require additional capacity to deal with challenges as a result of COVID-19. This fund is targeted at organisations who specifically assist those who are already vulnerable, for example people experiencing homelessness, fuel poverty or difficult living circumstances.
£17 million of the Wellbeing Fund has already been allocated. You can register your organisation’s interest and receive further information on how to access funding at here.
The Scottish Government have also pledged a £20 million ‘Third Sector Resilience Fund’ to help organisations with cash flow problems. Guidance for applicants is available here.
Interested organisations will need to complete an eligibility tracker to determine their suitability for the scheme. Based on the answers provided, interested applicants will be directed to the correct application form depending on their needs. Please follow this link to find out your eligibility and to be signposted to the support available for your organisation.
Information for charities wishing to help the government tackle COVID-19
Businesses, third sector or voluntary organisations who wish to offer support should email the Scottish Government at firstname.lastname@example.org with details such as your organisation’s key contact and their role, what you are offering and how it might be best applied, how quickly your support could be available and whether you are offering this as a donation or a chargeable service.
Information for charities working in developing countries
A £200 million investment by the UK Government has been made to support UK charities and international organisations reduce mass infections in developing countries, where healthcare systems are not robust enough to combat the spread of COVID-19.
£65 million of this will go directly to the World Health Organisation.
This investment increases the UK’s contribution to global aid to £744 million, making us one of the biggest donors to the international fight against coronavirus.