Events Scotland Fund now open

The Events Industry Support Fund will comprise of a one-off grant of £10,000 to support businesses in the events industry, particularly those in the supply chain that are facing hardship and will be awarded as they are received.

We’re delivering the fund with our EventScotland team on behalf of the Scottish Government, with development input from the newly formed Event Industry Advisory Group (EIAG). The funding was announced as part of a £10 million package of support on 26 July by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture to help the events industry, parts of which are not yet able to reopen, and those which can are operating with limited numbers and other changes in light of the pandemic. This will help to ensure that these businesses are able to support the delivery of events in Scotland as we recover from coronavirus. This fund will support businesses which have not received Scottish Government sponsored COVID-related funding from other schemes and which meet the eligibility criteria. This includes suppliers working to organise, stage and deliver business and meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions (MICE) events and/or cultural and sporting events and festivals in Scotland, which are open to the public.

Applications for the fund will open from noon on Monday 31 August 2020 until noon on Monday 14 September 2020. To find out all the details go to 

Green Health Tender Open

The aims and purpose of the green health events or activity that encourages people to become more active in their local outdoor spaces.

Round 2 invites tenders that have the specific purpose of encouraging new green health activity this autumn. Tender proposals must be able to run safely under COVID distancing requirements and all activity must be completed no later than the 30 November 2020. Tender submissions are likely to be for smaller groups of participants or highly targeted audiences and this should be reflected in your tender proposal budget.  The aims and purpose of the green health events or activity remains the same; encouraging people to become more active in their local outdoor spaces. The tender brief and information is attached, together with the tender terms and conditions. Note* Leader funding has an ineligible zone (Inverness city) – and the project may not accept tender proposals for projects that take place within the ineligible zone. A closing date for Round 2 Green Health tenders has been set for 31 August 2020.

find the tender documentation on the Think Health Think Nature website.


Sustainable Communities Fund

Crown Estate – Sustainable Communities Fund

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Sustainable Communities Fund has been created to support local regeneration and sustainable development. The Fund comprises two grant programmes – Community Capacity Grants and Environment Grants.  Up to £750,000 will be made available over three years. The fund is open to all communities up to five miles from Scotland’s coastline and within five miles of our rural estates.

They are looking for local projects with demonstrable community support that will :

  • Contribute to the regeneration of places through improvements to buildings or community spaces, making these places more attractive, accessible and beneficial to the community
  • Help create self-sustaining community enterprises that will promote sustainable development through the provision of local economic, social, and/or environmental benefits

In the first year, a total of £150,000 of funding will be available for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000. Applications are being managed by Foundation Scotland. Deadline: 12th October 2020

Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund.

Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund is paused temporarily, it is not closed. they are now actively planning for the Recovery phase of the fund. They anticipate the fund reopening the first week in August, please keep an eye on the web page for further updates and the date they will start accepting new applications.

Deadline: Ongoing