If you need further information on any of these grants schemes, how to apply or are going to apply, contact the Social Enterprise Team Tel: 01700 501371

Please note that Argyll and Bute TSI (Third Sector Interface) is here to help organisations with funding opportunities and applications. Call 0300 303 4141 or email us at

The Scottish Government is making a funding package of £350 million available for those most affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Further information can be found here -

There is information on SCVO website for community groups based on this announcement of funding, and we await further detail on how communities can apply direct to elements of the funding: see

Existing funders have adopted a variety of approaches and some of these are here:

For more funding ideas and a chance to do your own funding search, check our funding webpages

Check our latest Monthly Funding Alert for the latest news on funding

Wellbeing Fund
The Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund will support organisations across the third sector that are providing important services for people as a result of coronavirus.  £10m has already been allocated for immediate priorities and £7 million has been committed to provide around 2,000 charities with small grants through Corra, Inspiring Scotland, STV Appeal, SCVO and Scotland’s Third Sector Interfaces.  The remaining £33 million is now open to bids from Third Sector Organisations. Support for organisations is available through the freephone number 0300 303 4141. The Wellbeing Fund is currently paused to allow for the assessment of applications made in the second round

Third Sector Resilience Fund opens
The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) is a £20m emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland. The fund will support organisations that already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The primary intention of the fund is to help third sector organisations to stabilise and manage cash flows over this difficult period. Find out more here -

Youth Scotland Action Fund opens
Youth Scotland’s Action Fund has been established to help youth groups and youth workers meet the needs of young people in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. It is a Micro Grant fund that is being supported by some key funders, namely The STV Children's Appeal and The Robertson Trust. The maximum amount available per application is £500. Find out more here -

Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund
In partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Foundation Scotland is delivering the Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund. Immediate funding to support constituted community groups and charities that are responding to the coronavirus pandemic in their local community. Funding between £1,000 and £5,000– focused on immediate community needs. Complete the online application. Only constituted groups, with a governing document, can apply.  Interested applicants are encouraged to read the fund's guidance notes.  Full details are available on the Foundation Scotland website

SSEN Resilience Fund to support community coronavirus response
The £350,000 fund is open to community councils in SSEN’s north of Scotland network area, which covers the area north of the central belt including Scotland’s islands.  Community councils can apply for grants of up to £3,000 for projects that will specifically support community members in vulnerable situations due to the coronavirus pandemic. The initial funding round closed on 30 April, with additional rounds to open based on demand. Grant awards will be issued in early May to ensure timely release of funding to community groups. Find out more here -

The National Emergencies Trust
The National Emergencies Trust (NET) launched an appeal on the 18th of March 2020 to raise funds to help local charities to support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Foundation Scotland are working with The National Emergencies Trust and UKCF and the wider network to distribute money raised through a number of charitable organisations, to ensure it reaches those who need it most. Details of the NET fund and criteria for groups to apply for funding will follow in the next few days.
More information is available on the SVCO website here -

£1 billion Business Support Fund opens
The Scottish Government have announced grants to help businesses with COVID-19 impact.
Businesses can now apply for grants to help them deal with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The one-off grants are designed to help protect jobs, prevent business closures and promote economic recovery, and more than 90,000 ratepayers across Scotland will be able to benefit.

Coronavirus Business Support Grants for Argyll and Bute opens
The Scottish Government have announced further support for businesses affected by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The aim of the Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support Grant is to keep companies in business, help protect jobs, prevent business closure and promote economic recovery.
Deadline: 31st March 2021
Find out more and apply here -

Chances for Children Buttle UK’s COVID-19 response
During the current health crisis Buttle UK is committed to maintaining the distribution of our Chances for Children grants as closely to normal as possible. We still aim for these grants to focus on the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and their capacity to engage in education and learning. However, due to restrictions placed on the UK population because of COVID-19 Buttle UK will not be providing funding for leisure activities, family days out, counselling or anything that involves being in the community for the foreseeable future.
For the duration of these restrictions the support will focus more on:
• Maintaining educational activity and stimulus within the home environment
• Establishing and or maintaining internet access and electronic communications
• Household essentials

Independent grant funding COVID-19 response
Information on 12 different grant funders offering emergency funding available for third sector organisations in response to the coronavirus pandemic