The Communities Recovery Fund is part of the £25m Third Sector Community & Recovery Programme announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government on 2nd September.

The Communities Recovery Fund aims to support charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations in supporting people and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery and tackle the challenges presented by COVID-19. 

The contribution from small community and mutual aid groups has been an essential part of how communities have responded to the pandemic, the connections and partnerships made will continue to play an important role in recovery. Partnership working is encouraged to enable ineligible organisations to access this funding where their activities meet the fund criteria. Applications from individual organisations and from partnerships such as Community Anchor Organisations will be accepted.  

The fund is delivered in partnership by Community Enterprise in Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Corra, Development Trusts Association Scotland, Glasgow West of Scotland Housing Forum, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, National Lotteries Community Fund, Scottish Communities Development Centre. 

Source and more information to apply: SCVO

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