Support and funding available to help charities adapt post-Covid
Charities and voluntary sector organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding and support through the Adapt & Thrive Programme, part of the £25 million Scottish Government-funded Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme.
Applicants will receive one to one specialist support covering range of areas including adapting business models, financial forecasting, developing new income streams and fundraising strategies. Advisors will work with organisations to develop a recovery plan that is flexible, allowing them to stay open, respond or adapt quickly to any changes in guidelines or tiers.
Unrestricted funding of up to £75,000 is available so it can also adapt around the needs of the organisation. In addition to grants, flexible, 0% interest loans of up to £250,000 are also available.
The programme closes to applications on 31 March 2021 with recovery plans expected to last around 12 months.