Community capacity & resilience fund

Scottish Charity Awards 2017 winner – Leading Light – Celine Sinclair, The Yard

We are pleased to announce that with continued investment from the Scottish Government, Round 4 of the Community Capacity & Resilience Fund (CCRF) is now accepting applications.

In this round of the Community Capacity and Resilience fund we are looking to support a broad range of projects and activities that support local community based organisations across Scotland to help people mitigate the effects of welfare reform by providing them with the support and skills they need.

This fund gives local community based organisations the opportunity to test out new, creative approaches, develop their workforce and add capacity – with the aim of having a preventative impact on communities, help combat social inequalities, promote social inclusion and support partnership working.

The fund is looking to award grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to eligible third sector organisations to deliver projects/activities, for up to a nine month period, that support individuals and communities to mitigate the impact of welfare reform and poverty. This could be to deliver new services, to expand delivery of existing services or to develop your workforce.

Furthermore, we have recognised that some pilot/test projects need a longer time period to determine impact therefore we are also seeking proposals for pilot/test projects for 12 months with grant awards up to £10,000.

So, if you work for or know an organisation that’s tackling the impact of welfare reform and poverty then we look forward to reading your application – it is important that you read the pages listed below/on the right before applying:

Key dates
Criteria and eligibility
Guidance on completing the application form
Project ideas
Application form hints and tips
Previously funded projects
Contract document
CCRF Round 2 Evaluation Report (PDF)

Apply now!

If you require any further information on the Community Capacity & Resilience Fund or want to chat through a possible proposal contact Irene Connelly 0141 465 7537; email

Page last modified on 17th September 2018