The Community Capacity & Resilience Fund is looking to support innovative and creative projects that support local organisations across Scotland to help people mitigate the effects of welfare reform. We do have some key criteria so please read the information below before submitting an application.
The fund is open to applications from third sector organisations who are tackling the effects of welfare reform, based in Scotland and delivering services in Scotland, with an annual income of £250,000 or less. Organisations that 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
Your organisation must be part of a regulated body. Where this is not the case, your application must have the support of a regulated organisation who will be asked to provide a reference for you.
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
Round 5 of CCRF will support innovative and creative short-term projects, up to 9 months, that increase the capacity of frontline organisations to mitigate the impact of welfare reform, promote social inclusion, combat inequality, and increase partnership working.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate:
- How their proposal will expand/develop the organisations capacity in order to meet demand relating to welfare reform
- How it will help bring organisations together in partnership to support people
- How it will develop people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point
The maximum grant award is £7,500.
The aim of the fund is to support organisations to mitigate the impact of poverty and welfare reform where there currently isn’t the capacity or resources, therefore, unfortunately, the scheme cannot fund any existing work, core costs or management fees.