£1.9m further funding announced for grassroots action

On 22 February 2017, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance, announced £1.9 million of new funding to help local third sector groups and organisations across Scotland tackle poverty and mitigate against UK government welfare changes.

The investment will be delivered from 2017 to 2020. It builds upon work developed by SCVO, Development Trusts Associations Scotland and the Scottish Community Alliance to ensure those who are working at the local level can deliver direct support to communities.

For SCVO the new funding will be distributed through phase three of the Community Capacity and Resilience Fund, with the application process expected to open in the autumn of 2017.


To register your initial interest, email capacity@scvo.org.uk or call Irene Connelly on 0141 465 7537.

Community Capacity and Resilience Fund Phase Two

Successful applications to the Community Capacity & Resilience Fund phase two were announced on 18 January 2017.

Following a successful pilot in 2015, a further £330,000 was distributed to innovative and creative projects to help mitigate the effects of welfare reform, combat inequality, promote social inclusion and have a preventative impact on communities. Awards ranged from £1,000 to £5,000, with project activity expected to start and finish between January and August 2017. Applications were invited from third sector organisations with an annual income of £200,000 or less.

Community Capacity and Resilience Fund Phase One

To find out about the projects funded during phase one in 2015, visit the SCVO evidence library.