Supporting Communities Fund

Supporting Communities Fund: Covid19 Response

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the lives of everyone in Scotland and has resulted in major changes to society and the economy. This has resulted in additional challenges for the most vulnerable in our communities over and above the impact on the general population.

Scottish Refugee Council is delighted to announce that we have secured funding from the Supporting Communities Fund to tackle these challenges.

This new funding is designed to build upon the huge contribution community groups have already made in responding to the COVID19 pandemic.

Through an application process, we will distribute small grants between £1000 – £2500 to refugee-led and refugee supporting community groups, so they are able to adapt or increase existing services and resources in support of their community during this period.

Working with Queen Margaret’s University we have identified the criteria for this funding, and invite community groups who meet the criteria of providing activities and community support in the following areas to apply:

  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Technical/technology poverty
  • Deteriorating mental/physical health
  • Food poverty

Here’s how to apply:

If you want to apply for a grant between £1000 and £2500 to address the community needs mentioned, please complete and send your application by 11:59pm on Sunday 23th August 2020.

We strongly advise that you read the SCF Covid19 Response Fund – Application Guidelines before completing the application form.

You may also find it helpful to read the SCF Covid19 Response Fund – Examples of Activities. This includes case studies of successful past projects that help to alleviate social isolation and digital poverty, and promote good mental health during the Covid-19 crisis.

Please complete the application form, rename it to yourgroupname.SCF19.Application and send it to by the deadline.

Help to apply

If you require help or support in preparing your proposal, please contact your relevant Regional Integration Co-ordinator. If your group is in:

Your Regional Integration Co-ordinator is Petrit
email address:

Argyll & Bute, East Dunbartonshire, Highlands, Western Isles, Orkney Islands, Perth & Kinross, Shetland Islands, Stirling, or West Dunbartonshire
Your Regional Integration Co-ordinator is Jen
email address:

Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee City, Fife, or Moray
Your Regional Integration Co-ordinator is Marwa
email address:

East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, or Dumfries & Galloway
Your Regional Integration Co-ordinator is Aneel;
email address:

City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Falkirk, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, South Lanarkshire, or West Lothian
Your Regional Integration Co-ordinator is Fee;
email address:

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Application Form
Examples of Activities

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