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Raft of funds available for community groups and charities

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Funds open for applications

Corra Foundation is urging applications from community groups, organisations and charities for a number of funds currently open.  

Focusing on a variety of themes, the grants open are aimed at supporting communities at local level, from support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic charities delivering projects on mental health, to funding for grassroots organisations working with homelessness and small funding pots for neighbourhood projects.  

The Armed Forces Third Sector Resilience Fund, Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund and The Local Support Fund are administered by Corra Foundation on behalf of the Scottish Government. #ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Fund is delivered by Corra Foundation working as an intermediary partner with Comic Relief in Scotland.  

There are July closing dates for two of the funds – Armed Forces Third Sector Resilience Fund and Henry Duncan Grants are fast approaching.  

Armed Forces Third Sector Resilience Fund (Scottish Government Funding)  

Supporting Third Sector Armed Forces community organisations whose operations have been affected by COVID-19. Up to £75k available towards running costs until the end of March 2022.  

Closing 12 noon, Fri 16th July.  

More information & application:

Henry Duncan Grants  

Funding community-based support for mental health and wellbeing via 3 strands:  

Organisation Grants – max £8,000 for 5 years - closing 21st July  

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Project Grants – max £8,000 for 3 years – closing 21st July  

Micro Grants – max £1,000 one of grants - rolling applications  

More information & application:

#ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Fund  

Up to £30k, multi-year funding for grassroots organisations and charities working under 2 themes:  

Gender Justice - contributing to gender equality by reducing violence and discrimination and promoting increased opportunity for women, girls and LGBTQI+ community.  

A Safe Place To Be – homelessness support including for refugees & asylum seekers.  

Closing 12 noon, Fri 20th August  

More information & application: 

Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund (Scottish Government Funding)  

Up to £3,000, open to groups with strong local relationships with the community and which support people to connect and improve wellbeing – whether that’s community garden projects, children’s groups or local sport clubs.  

Rolling application deadline.  

More information and application:  

The Local Support Fund (Scottish Government Funding)  

Supporting small community-based groups delivering frontline services to people who use or used drugs, people in recovery and families affected. £1,000 to £10,000 available per year, up to 5 years.  

Rolling application deadline.  

More information & application:  

More detail on all the open grants and the application process can be found at For questions or to discuss ideas or applications, please get in touch at  



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