supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund
The purpose of the Corra Foundation's Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund is to provide small grants to community and voluntary groups across Scotland who are connecting and supporting people within their local community. The Fund aims to reach groups who:
Have strong local relationships with people in the community.
Are already supporting people in their communities to reconnect and improve wellbeing.
Have an annual income of less than £50,000.
It is only available to groups that are rooted in their community, require a small amount of money, and have received little/or no emergency funding during the pandemic.
This funding could help your group to continue to deliver support or activities in your local area over the next 12 months. Examples of what funds could cover:
Travel or volunteer expenses.
Covering hall hire for community spaces(when Scottish Government Coronavirus restrictions allow and it is safe to do so).
Sessional or project staff costs.
Helping people to stay safe (PPE for small gatherings/group activity).
Who can apply?
Community groups, membership groups, voluntary groups, social enterprises, and charities who:
Have local people leading the delivery of support/activities for the benefit of their community.
Provide support or activities for their community at no charge and/or small fee.
Have a volunteer management committee.
Groups who do not have a constitution or bank account may still be able to apply. In this case, groups must have a relationship with a local “buddy organisation” that can support their application.
Maximum annual income: £50,000
When to apply?
The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund has reopened for applications with refreshed criteria. Applications can be made at any time.