‘Social distancing does not mean social isolation’
We know that social distancing and inequalities that pre-existed the current situation have increased challenges that communities face in equally accessing critical services and opportunities.
The transition fund is here to help organisations respond to the changing needs of their members in a sustainable way. This can mean help in accessing food and sustenance, help in getting online and setting up online networks or creating local networks to engage with key services.
Based upon the intelligence that we have developed through our membership and networks the priorities of this grant fund will be:
- Ensuring community organisations can set up sustainable networks that support access to food and sustenance needs initially up until August 2020
- Ensuring organisations can support their communities to be connected to services, information and communication
- Ensuring community organisations can provide services to tackle isolation, such as online events and befriending
To be eligible you must:
- Be a registered charity, independent organisation, or unincorporated association (we cannot accept applications from individuals)
- Be from a diverse ethnic and cultural minority community in Scotland or deliver catered programs in conjunction with these individuals and communities
- Provide a service or programme of work that will tackle online social isolation or support people to adapt to social distancing requirements and empower their access to key services, information, or support.
With support from the Scottish Government we have £39,500 we are going to distribute to community organisations across Scotland.
Grants are available of £500–£1500. Please provide a budget breakdown for costs required. Please note that staffing costs, travel, accommodation, and other core organisational functions are not eligible for grants awards.
Download Application Form:
Please submit this completed form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt and an application number within 3 working days, please contact us.
|Stronger Together Enterprise||£540||Remote support and befriending for the ethnic minority elderly|
|Friends For All Project||£900||Providing food and supplies for vulnerable members of community|
|Fife Arabic Society||£1,200||Providing food and support to families and individuals in need, and Digital First Aid to help get people online|
|Isaro Community Initiative||£1,485||Providing help and equipment close the technology gap experienced by service users|
|Africa Future||£1,000||Providing materials and teaching asylum seekers and refugees to cook collaboratively|
|Youth Community Support Agency||£900||Providing equipment to enable remote counselling support to EM young people and their parents|
|Inspiring Families Development Network Scotland||£860||Providing phones, data, and food to digitally-excluded families|
|Milan Senior Welfare Organisation||£1,100||Providing food packages to the vulnerable elderly, plus emotional support, information and advice to carers|
|PKAVS Minority Communities Hub||£1,000||Producing a booklet of budget recipes translated into Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Urdu, Arabic|
|African Caribbean Women’s Association||£900||Providing phones to help connect house-bound members and host online social and cultural events|
|Women In Action||£840||Virtual Parenting support Strategies, home schooling support, weekly fitness and well-being exercises|
|International Women’s Group||£1,500||Providing help and equipment close the technology gap experienced by service users|
|Pollokshields Development Agency||£1,000||Providing help and equipment close the technology gap experienced by service users|
|Scottish Arab Women Association||£800||Providing equipment and board games for online family socialising|
|Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association||£600||Connecting community members with online art and craft sessions|
|Building Bridges||£650||Providing Halal meals to vulnerable families and individuals|
|Hope Amplified||£1,200||Providing groceries, and delivering prescriptions and other essential supplies to vulnerable households|
|Licketyspit||£1,000||Providing devices for digitally-excluded families to access their online community|
|Organisation for Nepalese Culture and Welfare||£1,200||Providing food and other essential supplies to elderly and isolated community members|
|MADRASSA ZIA-UL-QURAN||£1,000||Providing essential food items and sanitary products to community members who are under hardship and difficulty|