Cyber Resilience and Cyber Essentials Grants

The Gathering 2018

Cyber grants now available to Scottish charities

SCVO are working with the Scottish Government to help third sector organisations to improve their cyber resilience. A key step in improving cyber resilience is achieving Cyber Essentials accreditation. So we are running a small cyber grants scheme to support organisations through this process.

The cyber grants help third sector organisations to meet the costs of preparing for and receiving Cyber Essentials accreditation. Eligible organisations can receive up to £1,000 towards the costs of achieving Cyber Essentials accreditation.

Our latest cyber grants round is now open, and Scottish third sector organisations can apply for a cyber grant online here.

Suppliers who wish to work with multiple charities to support them through Cyber Essentials can register their interest by completing this Expression of Interest form.

This grant round is open until 18 December 2018. Please email if you have any queries.

What is Cyber Essentials and why should I have it?
The Cyber Essentials Scheme is a Government backed standard in cyber security enabling businesses to demonstrate that they both understand and address cyber risks. As part of the implementation of the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Strategy, cyber accreditation may become a part of procurement conditions in the future. The Scottish Business Resilience Centre provide a list of their trusted partners who can provide accreditation.

Previously funded organisations

The National Cyber Security Centre has produced the following resources to help charities

  1. Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide (Infographic Summary)
    A summary of low cost, simple techniques that can improve cyber security within your charity or voluntary organisation.
  2. Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide (PDF Download)
    How to improve cyber security within your charity – quickly, easily and at low cost.
  3. Cyber Threat Assessment: UK Charity Sector
    A report from the NCSC that outlines the cyber threat that charities of all sizes now face.

If you are interested in becoming more cyber resilient and want to discuss this with the SCVO Digital team, please contact us at

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