Funding for Scottish Organisations Supporting Survivors of Childhood Abuse

The Scottish Government’s new £10 million fund is now open for applications from third sector and community-based organisations that are based in Scotland.

This Fund is intended to support the recovery, resilience and wellbeing of survivors of childhood abuse. It aims to achieve this by enhancing capacity and capability of third sector and community-based organisations providing dedicated support.

The fund will run over four years and will make £2.5 million available each year from 2020 to 2024.

Grants of between £1,000 and £250,000 per year for up to four years are available:

Community / project-based awards (between £1,000 – £100,000 per annum). Many smaller, grassroots, community-based organisations or dedicated projects can make a huge difference to supporting people locally, strengthening our communities, and driving innovation. The funder would like to see a variety of creative, high quality applications of this kind from across Scotland.

Large awards (between £100,000 – £250,000 per annum). Organisations will meet the points above, and they are also likely to specialise in support for survivors of childhood abuse, including childhood sexual abuse, with good evidence on quality.

The funding can be used to improve or continue existing services or projects, or to develop new activity on a project basis.

Commenting on the new fund, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said:

“Childhood abuse devastates people’s lives in many ways, and we want to help ensure that they get the support that they need and deserve.

“Many third sector and community-based organisations are doing remarkable work with survivors of abuse, reducing inequalities, improving mental and physical wellbeing and reducing social isolation.

“We know that individuals’ needs vary considerably and so we expect to see a wide variety of creative and high quality applications, aiming to strengthen resilience and wellbeing, and connect our local communities.”

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 1 November 2019.

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