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.
Funds have supported 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. It is anticipated that the fund will continue to support those things and much more.
The Wellbeing Fund is now open for expressions of interest from all third sector organisations until midnight on Sunday 19 April 2020. It will close briefly to enable applications to be assessed quickly, funds distributed to organisations and a further review of need. It is anticipated that the Wellbeing Fund will open again on May 7th 2020.