FUNDING: Community capacity & resilience fund

This fund could apply to sport clubs that use sport as a vehicle to make concerted efforts to engage with their communities most vulnerable and offer greater social benefits. 

The details below are from Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation’s website, where you can apply for funding.

Third sector organisations can develop their community organisation’s capacity to tackle welfare reform and inequality with a grant of up to £5,000.

The fund will increase the capacity and resilience of communities and third sector organisations to provide people with the support and skills they need. Awards range from £1,000 to £5,000, with project activity expected to start and finish between January and August 2017.

Applications are invited from third sector organisations with an annual income of £200,000 or less.

Fund criteria

Successful projects will achieve one or more of the following:

  • Expand/develop your organisation’s capacity to meet demand in relation to welfare reform
  • Develop a pilot project which focuses on tackling the impact of welfare reform and inequality
  • Help organisations work in partnership to support people
  • Develop people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point


The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 31 October 2016.


If you have any questions please contact Irene Connelly on 0141 559 5027 or email .