News from Scotland












Sophie has taken up a new and exciting role with Chest heart and Stroke Scotland, we were gutted to lose her but wish her the best. 

Grainne McCloskey, who has been working with us in Northern Ireland for over ten years, has taken up the challenge of becoming Scotland and Northern Ireland regional manager.

As part of this new approach, we are recruiting a Scotland-based person to lead on strengthening our relationships in Scotland and we will offer more opportunities for our Northern Ireland and Scotland network to connect and learn from each other. Martin Quigley continues as your Scotland Community Network Developer.

Work with us in Scotland

Calling all community-minded folk in Scotland!

Applications for our in person and virtual Community Camps are open for 2022-23! Community-minded people with ideas you want to make happen in Scotland are invited to apply now. 

Thanks to National Lottery and funding and support from our Partners, we are offering 10 places on our September Camp at the Eden Project Cornwall and have virtual camp places coming up in November.  Camp is just the start of a journey as part of a peer-to-peer network who share and support each other from various geographic areas of Scotland and the UK.


Eden Project Communities Network & Intergenerational National Network, Wed 17 Aug 2022 at 10:30


Funding opportunities

Community Capacity and Resilience Fund 

Funding body: Scottish Government and managed by SCVO

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

The fund is provided by Scottish Government and managed by SCVO. The main objective of the fund is to provide up to two years funding to community-based voluntary organisations enabling them to:

• Pilot small innovative and creative projects, increasing capacity to deliver core services tackling poverty and social inequality

• Use the funding to scale up pilot projects to attract more risk-averse grant funding to sustain the work going forward.

• Encouraging applications for up to £8,000 per annum for two years.

Who can apply: This fund is for community-based organisations with an income of less than £200,000 in their last financial year. Organisations must be based in Scotland and delivering services in Scotland.

Maximum annual income: £200,000

How to apply:  Apply online via the SCVO Grantmaking portal.

Find out more about the fund