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  • Social Isolation & Loneliness Fund

    Created: 07/04/2021

    Impact Funding Partners is inviting applications from third sector organisations and community groups to the Social Isolation And Loneliness Fund 2021. The fund is now open for applications.The funding will be available to local organisations to enable them to support older people (aged 55yrs+) who may be at risk of social isolation, loneliness or reduced wellbeing due to Coronavirus and the impact of restrictions. 

    There are three tiers of funding available: £500, £1000, £1500. Their goal is to get many at risk older people as possible benefit from this funding. There is a total of £54,000 available so organisations are encouraged to only apply for the amount of funding they will require for their activities, preventing any underspends. This will enable the available funds to be distributed more widely across Scotland. 

    Fund Criteria

    • Open to third sector organisations and community groups. You do not need to be a registered charity, although your constitution/set of rules should make clear that funds will only be spent on purposes established in the constitution, and not distributed amongst members.
    • Your annual income must not have exceeded £250,000 in the last financial year (excluding any one off income for capital items such as buildings and equipment, or funding you hold on behalf of another independent organisation).
    • Your bank account is in the name of the organisation with at least 2 signatories.
    • You must deliver activities between the 24th of May 2021 and the 27th of August 2021.

    Eligible Activity

    • The fund will support activities that take place between the 24th of May 2021 and the 27th of August 2021. 
    • Activities must meet the aim of the fund to support older people (aged 55yrs+) who are at most risk of social isolation, loneliness or reduced wellbeing.  
    • The activities funded must be in addition to what you are already delivering, enabling you to reach and support more individuals at risk over this period. 
    • Activities that you are legally covered to deliver in line with your constitution and relevant policies and insurance.  They must adhere to the current Coronavirus restrictions in place at the time they are delivered. 
    • Activities that support older people most at risk of social isolation, loneliness and reduced wellbeing for example due to personal characteristics, life transitions or health. 
    • Eligible costs should be associated with delivering additional activities on top of what you have already planned and organised. 
    • Eligible costs can include staffing, volunteers, premises/overhead contributions, transport, activity, food costs and small items of equipment.

    More information including the online application form is available on their website.

    Deadline for applications is 30 April 2021. Decisions will be made and communicated by 21st May 2021.

    Please e-mail all enquiries to [email protected].

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