Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

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.

Funding for Black-led organisations in the UK

Posted on 4th June 2021 by Christie McAlpine

Do it Now Now have received funding from Comic Relief’s Global Majority Fund to provide, through the Common Call grant fund, financial support to Black-led charities and social enterprises disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in the UK.

The £300,000 fund includes contributions from Barclays, National Emergencies Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Clothworkers’ Foundation and Comic Relief.

Who Can Apply?

UK-based Black-led charities and social enterprises working in communities across the UK will be able to apply for unrestricted grants of £5,000 or £12,500 to help them:

  • Get better informed about their options (moving to new methods of delivery) post-COVID19
  • Develop new enterprising activities and earned income strategies
  • Test the viability of specific propositions
  • Develop clear implementable action plans for such activity

The fund is open to both registered and unregistered organisations based in the UK and working in support of Black communities.

How to Apply

To find out more and apply, visit: The deadline for applications is June 25th, 2021 at 5pm.