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A full list of funding available during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be found in the document below. 

COVID-19 Funds communities as at 8 Jan 2021 (Word doc) [59KB]

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for the voluntary sector. 

Help and advice, including information about funding, can be found via their information hub.

Applications are now open for the Third Sector Resilience Fund

Part of a £350m support package by the Scottish Government for the sector in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) will support organisations across the third sector who are at risk of closure due to a sharp decrease in income, or that are unable to deliver services directly. The fund's primary intention is to help these organisations to stabilise and manage cash-flow over this difficult period. 

The TSRF is delivered by Firstport, Social Investment Scotland and Corra Foundation and it offers charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises grants of £5,000-£100,000. In addition, there will be up to a further £5m available in fully flexible, 0% interest loans starting at £50,000. 

For more information, and how to apply, visit the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation's Coronavirus Third Sector Hub which has lots of useful information on funding for voluntary sector organisations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

This is the first of a number of funds that will be available to support third sector organisations over the coming weeks. Other funding will become available to support organisations to adapt or grow services to meet new needs arising from the pandemic.

Aberlour Funding During coronavirus (COVID-19)

Aberlour's Urgent Assistance Fund can provide cash grants to help families with children who are suffering extreme hardship, including the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Applications must be endorsed and submitted by a sponsor, acting in their professional capacity. Examples of eligible sponsors include social workers, health care professionals, teachers, clergy and third sector organisations.  Applications from individuals cannot be accepted.

The Aberlour Urgent Assistance Fund awards cash grants to assist children and young people (aged 21 and under) across Scotland, and their families, who are suffering extreme hardship.

This support is usually via cash grants to assist with a range of needs, such as food, prepay power cards, clothing, bedding or other essentials.

Please note, available funds are limited and all applications will be evaluated against evidence of a family's financial status.

To qualify for cash grants from the Trust:

  • There must be a child in the family who is 21 or under;
  • That child must be suffering extreme hardship;
  • A family can receive one grant per financial year;
  • Grants are made at the discretion of the Trust;
  • A sponsor must submit a fully completed and legible application on an official application form.

Please note that as of 23 March 2020 we are no longer able to accept paper copy applications. Please email your completed application form If you have any enquiries about the fund, please contact the Arberlour Trust.  The Trust will respond as quickly as they can, but anticipate high levels of demand so your patience is appreciated.

For more information please visit:

Tesco Bags of Help (UK)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Communities Fund

Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities. Organisations that support vulnerable groups are encouraged to apply for a grant of £500 to support organisational need in this time of crisis, rather than fund specific projects. Applications will be welcomed from a wide range of organisations including: voluntary and community organisations, registered charities, schools, health bodies, Parish and Town councils, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, community councils, local authorities and social housing organisations. 

Find out more here: Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund