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