COVID-19 Grants for Small Charities in Scotland Supporting their Communities

 

The Weir Charitable Trust is accepting applications for an Emergency Fund worth £200,000. The fund was launched in response to the impact that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is having on the most vulnerable people in Scotland. The fund is available in addition to the Trust’s regular grants programme that supports projects in the areas of sport, recreational facilities, animal welfare, health, and culture.

Applications will be considered from small charities and community organisations with an annual income of less than £100,000 that are directly supporting people in their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly over the Winter holiday period.

Priority will be given to:

  • Projects addressing loneliness and isolation.
  • Mental health support.
  • Food and fuel poverty.
  • Supporting people with additional support needs, young people and families facing financial uncertainty due to redundancy.

The average grant size will be in the region of £5,000, however, applications for up to £25,000 will be considered. The Trust aims to support as many groups as they can through the Emergency Fund.

Successful applicants must be in a position to use the grants immediately to provide direct support in their communities.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 4 December 2020.

 

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