Community Capacity & Resilience Fund
We are pleased to announce that with continued investment from the Scottish Government, Round 4 of the Community Capacity & Resilience Fund (CCRF) is now accepting applications.
In this round of the Community Capacity and Resilience fund we are looking to support a broad range of projects and activities that support local community based organisations across Scotland to help people mitigate the effects of welfare reform by providing them with the support and skills they need.
This fund gives local community based organisations the opportunity to test out new, creative approaches, develop their workforce and add capacity – with the aim of having a preventative impact on communities, help combat social inequalities, promote social inclusion and support partnership working.
The fund is looking to award grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to eligible third sector organisations to deliver projects/activities, for up to a nine month period, that support individuals and communities to mitigate the impact of welfare reform and poverty. This could be to deliver new services, to expand delivery of existing services or to develop your workforce.
Furthermore, we have recognised that some pilot/test projects need a longer time period to determine impact therefore we are also seeking proposals for pilot/test projects for 12 months with grant awards up to £10,000
To see projects we funded in previous rounds click HERE.
So, if you work for or know an organisation that’s tackling the impact of welfare reform and poverty then we look forward to reading the application. We do have some key criteria so please have a read below before submitting an application.
Third sector organisations, based in Scotland and delivering services in Scotland, with an annual income of £250,000 or less who would be eligible to apply include:
- Voluntary Organisations
- Social Enterprises
- Community Organisations
- Volunteering Bodies
- Housing Associations
- Credit Unions
- Community Interest Companies (CICs) – if no profit distribution
- Charitable trusts (if the trust was set up by a local authority, the trust must be fully independent from the local authority)
- Community Enterprise Trusts
- Trade unions
Your organisation must be part of a regulated body. Where this is not the case, your application must be have the support of a regulated organisation.
Examples of organisations who would not be eligible to apply include:
- Arms- length council bodies including trusts (defined by clauses in the constitution that concede control to the local authority)
- Community Interest Companies where there is profit distribution
- Private sector
- Local Authorities
- Public sector
Any proposed project or activity must meet one onlyof the fund criteria as follows:
- Deliver a new service/ new project which focuses on tackling the impact of welfare reform, poverty and social inequalities and develops people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point e.g. One-off, short, sharp focussed piece of work that is not happening at present within the organisation. Delivery period up to nine months; award level Minimum £1,000: Maximum £5,000
- Develop your organisation in order to tackle the impact of welfare reform, poverty and social inequalities and develop people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point. For example via staff training: volunteer training: development of materials, resources and systems: facilitate knowledge and experience sharing events/forums/networks: develop peer mentoring.Delivery period up to nine months; award level Minimum £1,000: Maximum £5,000
- Expand the capacity of your organisation in order to meet demand relating to welfare reform, poverty and social inequalities and develop people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point e.g. increasing staffing levels/hours to increase/expand the delivery of an existing specific service(s): funding to support staff from partner agencies to deliver services in your premises.Delivery period up to n months; award level Minimum £1,000: Maximum £5,000.
- Pilot/test a new service/ new project which focuses on tackling the impact of welfare reform, poverty and social inequalities and develops people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point e.g. piloting a new service(s) that is not happening at present within the organisation. Delivery period 12 months; award up to £10,000 maximum
The aim of the scheme is to fund projects and activities that mitigate the impact of poverty and welfare reform where there currently isn’t the capacity or resources, therefore the scheme cannot fund any existing work or core costs.
Please read the application guidance notes beforesubmitting your application. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 26th October 2018.
If you require any further information on the Community Capacity & Resilience Fund or want to chat through a possible proposal contact Irene Connelly 0141 465 7537; email firstname.lastname@example.org
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