SSE Beatrice Partnership Fund Open

Beatrice Partnership Fund has reopened for the final time. The fund supports projects that are based in the East Coast of Caithness and Sutherland  plus the following Community Council areas in  Rosshire,  Edderton, Tain, Inver and Tarbat.
The fund is for projects which create or enhance opportunities for education and employment through activities focused on improving an individual’s chances of entering the workplace or further professional development. Empower fragile communities to become more resilient and to protect their vulnerable residents through measures which demonstrate long term social, environmental or economic improvements, Stimulate meaningful regeneration through actions which improve or enhance local infrastructure, landscape, biodiversity, or heritage to make a lasting difference to the places we live, work and visit

For full guidance go to Beatrice Partnership | SSE Renewables The closing date for the fund is Wednesday 28th April at 12 noon. You can apply  for funding from £10,000 – £50,000

If you would like to attend  an information session delivered by SSE to get guidance and advice on how to submit a good application to this fund then please contact there is no date for this yet.

Community and Third Sector Funding Programme

Community and Third Sector Programme

Adapt & Thrive fund supports organisations to change and recover. Recovery for the third sector has not been straightforward, and lockdowns, changes to guidelines and the tier system will continue to be part of our daily lives in 2021.  As a response, Adapt and Thrive has adapted and from 11 January, all eligible organisations can access funding regardless of turnover size and the top value of grants has increased to £75K.

Working with an advisor, organisations will be supported to develop a plan so they can adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19, operate sustainably, and continue to have a positive impact in their communities. This may mean developing new income streams, restructuring the organisation, or changing how services are delivered. Funding to implement the plan is also available.

Adapt and Thrive offers tailored, specialist advice, as well as grants and loans. The advice is designed to help organisations to build recovery plans that are flexible, allowing them to stay open, respond or adapt quickly to any changes in guidelines or tiers. The funding is unrestricted so it can also adapt around the needs of the organisation.

Communities Recovery Fund supports the delivery of services in communities that were suspended or reduced because of COVID-19, or the creation of new services that tackle new challenges presented.

The fund offers grants so organisations can reintroduce the delivery of services and supports the adaptation of existing services or the development of new ones to tackle new community needs resulting from, or existing needs exacerbated by COVID-19.

For information on both funds go to Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme – SCVO

CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund

. CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund
Grants are available for community groups and voluntary organisations in Scotland that provide youth work
programmes for young people aged 10 to 24 who are at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending or
re-offending or entering the justice system.
Deadline 18 December 2020

BBC Children in Need

Upcoming funding programmes

BBC Children in Need is intending to run some additional, thematic programmes in 2021, starting with a Youth Social Action Fund which we will launch in early 2021.


Programme  Programme Area  Programme Deadline* Decisions Communicated Location
Small & Main Grants Programme (November 2020) Broad-based funding (3 years) 21st December 2020 April 2021 UK wide
Small & Main Grants Programme (April 2021) Broad-based funding (3 years) March 2021 (TBC) July 2021 UK wide

For information about our grants for individuals, please see our Emergency Essentials programme.  

Grants – BBC Children in Need