Community capacity & resilience fund

Calling all voluntary sector organisations who are tackling the impact of welfare reform and poverty

We are pleased to announce that with continued investment from Scottish Government Round 5 of the Community Capacity & Resilience Fund (CCRF) is now accepting applications. 

The Community Capacity & Resilience Fund (CCRF) gives local community based organisations, with an income of £250,000 or less, who are tackling the effects of welfare reform the opportunity to access Scottish Government funding to deliver short term projects that help people mitigate the impact of welfare reform by providing them with the support and skills they need.  

With funding of £140,000 available for Round 5 of the CCRF, we are looking to support innovative and creative projects that increase the capacity of frontline organisations to mitigate the impact of welfare reform, promote social inclusion, combat inequality, and increase partnership working.  

Applicants will be required to demonstrate: 

  • How their proposal will expand/develop the organisations capacity in order to meet demand relating to welfare reform 
  • How it will help bring organisations together in partnership to support people 
  • How it will develop people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point 

The fund is looking to award grants of between £1,000 and £7,500 to eligible voluntary sector organisations to deliver projects for up to a 9 month period, commencing early February 2020, that support individuals and communities to mitigate the impact of welfare reform and poverty. 

The aim of the fund is to support organisations to mitigate the impact of poverty and welfare reform where there currently isn’t the capacity or resources, therefore, unfortunately, the scheme cannot fund any existing work, core costs or management fees. 

There are some key criteria, so please read the guidance notes in the side menu before applying. The closing date for applications is 13th December 2019 at 5pm. 

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 

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Page last modified on 11th November 2019