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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme: Adapt & Thrive


The Scottish Government's Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme aims to support charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations that are supporting people and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery.The Adapt and Thrive Programme aims to support organisations across the third sector to adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and build back better to thrive in the future. It supports organisations to reflect on their current services and determine which areas need to change, flex, innovate, or grow in order to be resilient and successful during and post COVID-19.

The Community & Third Sector Recovery programme has two strands: Adapt & Thrive Programme (support for organisational change) and Communities Recovery Fund (grants to allow organisations to reintroduce the delivery of services and support the adaptation of existing services, or develop new ones - now closed).

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

The Communities Recovery Fund is open to charities, community groups, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations. Your organisation must be based in Scotland, incorporated, and have been in operation before January 2020.


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When to apply

The programme is now open for applications and will run until 21 June 2021.

Next deadline: 21st Jun 2021

How to apply

Visit the website for full criteria and guidelines along with links to apply. The single online form for the Programme covers both Adapt and Thrive and Communities Recovery elements. In the online form (regardless of the strand chosen), the applicant can request support from both programmes and will be prompted to complete all relevant questions. This means that, while an organisation’s request will be assessed separately by each strand, the organisation only needs to complete one form and its request can be assessed simultaneously.

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Activites funded: Organisational development & capacity building

Beneficiaries funded: Voluntary sector organisations

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