Engage COVID 19 Update - 12 October
Engage COVID 19 Update - 12 October

Engage COVID 19 Update - 12 October


First Port Boost it Fund

Boost It is a fund to help social enterprises that have been trading for up to three years to strengthen their businesses so they can successfully sustain trading. It can also help social enterprises at the start-up stage if they need an injection of capital to be able to get their idea started.

You can apply for any amount between £30-50K as a repayable grant. Some examples of what you can use the funding for include: buying stock of your product, purchasing equipment or investing in digital infrastructure, staff wages, amongst others.

Find out more and how to apply


Support for Individuals

NHS GG&C - COVID-19 survivors enrolled in unique rehabilitation programme



The PwC Foundation - Grants are available for Black-led social enterprises and charities with ethnic minority beneficiaries in the UK


Funder of the Week

Our funder of the week is Foundation Scotland

Based in both Glasgow and Edinburgh:-

  • They are Scotland’s Community Foundation; part of a national movement of more than 40 regional community foundation’s throughout the UK
  • They are 24 years old
  • They have distributed £100 million since 1996
  • 2,700 awards a year, average grant less than £5,000

They currently hold the Response, Recovery & Resilience FundIn partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, we're providing funding to support charities and constituted community groups that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic!”  
They have  a great page on their website that sets out advice for completing their application forms.
Find out much more about Foundation Scotland and the various funds that they hold 


Social Renewal Advisory Board - call for ideas

The Social Renewal Advisory Board wants to understand how groups have been supporting people and communities at risk, both before and during the pandemic. We want to make sure that the lessons you have learned on how to support your community through a crisis, and the ideas you have from that experience about what needs to change, help us build a fairer, more equal Scotland.

Any organisation, group or community can offer ideas.

Responses should be submitted no later than 23 October 2020

Any queries should be directed to the Social Renewal Advisory Board secretariat: socialrenewal@gov.scot

Further information on this can be found here 

Please share this opportunity with your colleagues and networks.

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