Guidance on completing the application form

The application process consists of one online form that must be fully complete before your application will be assessed. Once you start your application you should fill out all of the questions in one go, so make sure you have everything prepared before starting. You may find it useful to prepare your responses on a word document and then paste it in to the application form. Once you are happy with the content click on ‘submit’ to finalise your application- you will no longer be able to edit your form after you click ‘ submit’ You will be emailed a copy of all your responses.

If you are unable to access the online application form, we can arrange to forward to you a word document.

The Application form is in 5 short sections.

Section 1 – About your organisation

You’ll be asked to answer the following questions.

  • Organisation Name – Please enter the name of your organisation
  • Organisation address – Please enter the postal address of the organisation
  • Local Authority Area – Please enter your local authority area
  • Organisation overview – Please give some background on your organisation, your aims and activities (max 150 words). This is about your organisation NOT the project/activities you are seeking funding for.
  • Website – Please enter your organisations website address
  • Number of staff – Please indicate your staff and volunteer numbers
  • Lead Contact – Who is the lead contact for the purpose of this application? This is the person who we will communicate with and who will sign the contract if a grant is awarded.
  • Email – Please enter the email address of the lead contact. Please ensure this is entered correctly to avoid emails being undeliverable
  • Telephone – Please enter the telephone number of the lead contact
  • Address – Please enter the address of the lead contact – this is the organisation address NOT personal address
  • Type of organisation – Please enter your organisation’s type e.g. charity, social enterprise, etc.
  • Charity number/regulation number/company number –enter your details.(leave blank if your organisation is not regulated)
  • Annual Income– Please enter your organisation’s annual income. The fund is only open to third sector organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. You will be required to evidence this if your application is successful. Evidence we will require will be final accounts for 2017-2018. If these are not finalised, your final accounts for 2016-2017 with a statement declaring your income for 2017-2018 will be required.
  • Access to free sanitary products – the Community Capacity and Resilience Fund supports the Scottish Government’s ‘Access to free sanitary products’ policy and organisations which are successful in their CCRF application and are not currently distributing sanitary products but would like to will receive a small grant to enable them to start this activity in their organisation. Please indicate if your organisation currently provides access to free sanitary products, and if not, let us know if you would like to.

Section 2 – Project Details

Which criteria does your proposal fit? (tick one only)

  1. Deliver a new service/ new project which focuses on tackling the impact of welfare reform, poverty and social inequalities and develops people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point e.g. One-off, short, sharp focussed piece of work that is not happening at present within the organisation. Delivery period up to 9 months; award level Minimum £1,000: Maximum £5,000
  2. Develop your organisation in order to tackle the impact of welfare reform, poverty and social inequalities and develop people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point. For example via staff training: volunteer training: development of materials, resources and systems: facilitate knowledge and experience sharing events/forums/networks: develop peer mentoring. Delivery period up to 9 months; award level Minimum £1,000: Maximum £5,000
  3. Expand the capacity of your organisation in order to meet demand relating to welfare reform, poverty and social inequalities and develop people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point e.g. increasing staffing levels/hours to increase/expand the delivery of an existing specific service(s): funding to support staff from partner agencies to deliver services in your premises. Delivery period up to 9 months; award level Minimum £1,000: Maximum £5,000.
  4. Pilot/test a new service/ new project which focuses on tackling the impact of welfare reform, poverty and social inequalities and develops people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point e.g. piloting a new service(s) that is not happening at present within the organisation. Delivery period 12 months; award level up to  £10,000 maximum

Project Name

Tell us what your proposed project is called. Keep this title short.

Describe what you would like us to fund.

This will be linked to the criteria that you have indicated at the above question. Tell us:

  • WHAT it is you will be doing and HOW you’re going to do it e.g. delivering workshops/providing outreach services/holding events/training sessions/developing resources etc. Remember to include the frequency/volume/numbers and include any partners and the role they will play;
  • WHY you want to do it and how you came up with this idea/approach.
  • WHO will benefit from the activities/services – is it staff/volunteers/specific client group/specific age group;
  • WHERE (geographical area(s) the activities/services will be available from/delivered in.

Remember this is a competitive application process so please make sure you address all these points.

See examples in the hints & tips section

What will the funding help you to achieve?

This section is where you must demonstrate that your project will be helping to mitigate the impact of welfare reform, poverty and social inequalities and develop people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point.

In this section we would like to know:

  • The DIFFERENCE your project/activities will make, the IMPACT it will have in relation to mitigating the effects of welfare reform, combating poverty and social inequality, promoting social inclusion and having a preventative impact in your community:
  • HOW MANY people will benefit from it and in what way.
  • Tell us also about any LONGER TERM IMPACT it will have.

Remember this is a competitive application process so please make sure you address all these points.

See examples in the hints & tips section

Start and End Date – The earliest start date for successful projects is 1st December 2018. Projects under criteria 1-3 must be completed by 30th September 2019 at the latest and should be for up to 9 months. Projects under criteria 4 must be completed no later than 31st December 2019

Amount of funding you are applying for

Enter the amount you require to deliver the project. For criteria 1 -3 the minimum grant is £1,000 and the maximum is £5,000. For criteria 4, the maximum is £10,000

Financial Information

In this section please give an indication as to what the funding you are requesting will be spent on. There is no need to itemise your spend fully -broad headings will suffice. If your project/activity will span two financial years show the indicative spend for each financial year. Think about things such as (but not limited to); staff costs, material production, purchasing of items/goods/services, training materials. This funding is NOT for core costs e.g. rent, utilities, existing staff costs, but for projects/activities that organisations do not have the capacity to carry out otherwise.

Section 3 – Reference

You should only complete this section if you DO NOT have a charity or other regulation number. Please ensure the organisation who will supply a reference is aware of this and agreed with you that SCVO can contact them.

  • Organisation name – Please enter the full name of the organisation who will provided a reference
  • Address – Please provide the full postal address of the organisation who will provide a reference
  • Website – Please give the website address of the organisation who will provide a reference
  • Charity/regulation number – Please provide this information for the organisation who will provide the reference and specify the register e.g. OSCR, Scottish Housing regulator, Financial Conduct Authority etc.
  • Contact person details – Please provide the name and position of the person in the organisation who will provide a reference
  • Email and telephone number of contact person– Please provide these contact details for the person in the organisation who will provide a reference

Section 4 – Declaration

To be completed by ALL Applicants

The person completing this declaration must have the authority to do so. When you have completed all sections of the application form you can if you wish to go back and review the content and make changes if you wish. Once you are happy with the content click on ‘submit’ to finalise your application – you will no longer be able to edit your form after you have clicked ‘submit’ When you have submitted your application form you will receive a copy of your responses by email

Page last modified on 17th September 2018