Tuesday, 14 April, 2020
The £50 million Wellbeing Fund is part of a £350 million package announced by the Scottish Government to support those most affected by coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and enable a swift response according to local need. Of this £50 million, £10 million has been allocated for immediate priorities and £7 million committed to support around 2000 charities through small grants.
Third sector organisations can apply now for the remaining £33 million of the Wellbeing Fund. The funding will help support the purchase and delivery of food, activities to support people’s mental health and wellbeing, co-ordination of local activity and staff and volunteer expenses.
The Fund is being administered by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) on behalf of the Government.
Commenting, SCVO’s Chief Executive, Anna Fowlie said:
“The Wellbeing Fund has already seen much-needed money get to the frontline. Today it is being opened up to an even broader range of voluntary organisations. The voluntary sector has stepped up in communities across Scotland to provide vital support to people who really need it and it’s great to see the Scottish Government recognise that.”
The fund is open for expressions of interest. Further details will be provided as they become available.
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