Third Sector Resilience Fund
The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) was announced on 18 March 2020 by Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government Aileen Campbell as part of a £350m support package for the sector as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Third Sector Resilience Fund will support organisations across the third sector who are at risk of closure due to a sharp decrease in income or that are unable to deliver their services during this difficult period. The fund will distribute £20m of emergency funds over the coming months.
The Fund will support charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises that already deliver services and/or products but that find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The funding’s primary intention is to help these organisations to stabilise and manage cashflows over this difficult period.
The Fund will be delivered by Firstport, Social Investment Scotland and the Corra Foundation and will provide grants between £5,000-£100,000. In addition there will be up to a further £5m available in fully flexible, 0% interest loans starting at £50,000.
The fund will be complemented by specialist business advice from Just Enterprise to help grant recipients maximise the impact of the financial support.
To be eligible, interested organisations must be:
- a charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisation based in Scotland and/or primarily delivering services/activities in Scottish communities;
- already delivering those products or services prior to March 2020;
- and needing funding to stabilise cashflows directly as a result of the impact of COVID-19, as opposed to pre-existing financial difficulties
Applications for the Third Sector Resilience Fund is now open. Interested applicants are encouraged to read the fund’s Guidance Notes and FAQs prior to starting an application.
In order to apply, organisations must complete a short eligibility checker to assess their suitability for the fund. Based on the answers provided, interested applicants will be directed to the correct application form depending on their needs or signposted to other sources of relevant funding/support.
To apply for the fund, please click onto the following link:
CEMVO is offering online business support to ethnic minority groups / organisations and social enterprises in applying to the Third Sector Resilience Fund.
We will help guide you through the funding process and support you by giving you guidance and support to help the drafting of a good application.
Whether you application is successful or not, CEMVO will work with CEiS to see how we can provide further business support to your organisation through this difficult period.
Please contact Norman Chipakupaku on 07399 154 517 / email: (Norman.email@example.com) to find out more about the fund and to access CEMVO Scotland business support.
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West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC) is very pleased to endorse CEMVO in relation to Business support and planning. Last year CEMVO was engaged by WSREC to provide facilitation to put in place a 5 year business plan. Staff from CEMVO utilised the KETSO Model to take WSREC Board of Directors and Staff through this model which culminated in WSREC gathering the information required and now have a robust 5 year business plan in place
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Introducing, developing, sustaining and expanding these new concept/initiatives of Environment Protection and Carbon reduction to the BME communities should be applauded.
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“I have received a huge amount of support from Cemvo, in every possible way. Fiona and Mary provided me with a great knowledge of information and support. They have helped me through planning and organising my social enterprise and in completing various funding applications to start up my social enterprise. Without the support of Cemvo I don’t think I would have even started up a business. Thank you Cemvo for helping me get this far.”
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I am writing to thank you for the help and support Young, Confident & Connected (YCC) programme has provided for me.
Before YCC, i found life difficult. There were so many things going through my mind along with a personal struggle with confidence issues. I was not approachable and found it hard speaking to people generally and about my problems. At my worst stage, i was very unsociable, had poor communication and worried about going outside. I found myself lost and unsure about my future. I was lucky enough to hear about the YCC programme as i believe it has impacted my life in a really positive way. During the programme, i met a lot of people, made new friends and found the confidence to speak to them. After the YCC programme, i felt better in a every aspect and more self-assured. I found the confidence to venture out on my own and to take public transport. Furthermore, it helped me realise my goals for the future and the confidence to pursue them.
I really believe that without this programme i would still be the person i was. I am really thankful to everyone in CEMVO especially Surbjit Dhillon who really helped not only me but everyone to see what they could achieve.
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There are times in life when one finds themselves in a helpless and hopeless situation and it is then that the crucial and timely support makes a major difference. It is this guidance and confidence placed by CEMVO in his ability that has shown him the correct direction to follow and to come out of this situation.
In the past he withdrew himself from everyone, kept to himself and generally avoided any contact with the outside world. Any attempts made by myself in communicating with him in order to understand his issues were to no avail. I believe he thought that there was noting anybody could do for him and that continuing to live like this was his only option. It was not until he joined the Young, Confident & Connected programme that i truly saw a change in him. During his time with the programme his attitude and behaviour has improved vastly. He has shown confidence, less anxiousness, composure and less nervousness around people that hes never met before. He is now communicating better with his family, participating in different outdoor activities and meeting new people.
Your mentoring to him has meant a great deal to me and i hope you continue providing these young people with support. I would once again like to acknowledge your help with a deep sense of gratitude.