Monthly Round-Up – April 2020 – WLSEN

Support:

Resilience Fund online webinars – only 8 local organisations have received funding so far from this fund if you need help to develop your application check out the webinars – dates and time are below – book here

  • Friday 1st May at 1pm
  • Monday 4th May at 12 noon
  • Wednesday 6th May at 12 noon
  • Friday 8th May at 1pm
  • Monday 11th May at 12 noon
  • Wednesday 13th May at 12 noon
  • Friday 15th May at 1pm

WLSEN Support Resource – you can now apply to us to access short term focused support from Community Enterprise – contact Diane by email or on 07889 720171.

The Social Enterprise Academy are offering free one to one coaching sessions for any manager or leader, in the sector, that feels that they would benefit from support during this challenging time. For more info click here.

P4P are providing 1-to-1 support to develop a new partnership to respond to this crisis, get in touch with the team by emailing info@p4p.org.uk..

Just Enterprise – as well as their webinars, they are offering one to one emergency support as well as their mainstream support, which is more looking to the longer term.

Resources:

National resources are covered in depth at the SCVO Covid 19 hub.

Social Enterprise specific support is available on the Senscot Resources Page.

West Lothian local resources are available at Voluntary Sector Gateway

Third Sector Lab Digital Delivery Resources: Third Sector Lab have produced and collated a number of resources, guidance and best practice advice for third sector organisations switching to digital delivery of services.

If you need advice around going digital then you can also book a 15 minute chat with SCVO.

HMRC have uploaded a recorded webinar on “How to make a claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme” (Furlough). Take a look at it here. Also, have a look at April’s edition of the Employer Bulletin. There is lots of useful information and guidance included.

Other useful sources of info are Social Enterprise Scotland, Scottish Government and West Lothian Council

Funding:

Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund– phase 1 is currently closed. It will open again for phase 2 on 7th May and is likely to focus on specific needs where gaps have been identified.

Third Sector Resilience Fundupdated guidance prioritising those most at risk of immediate closure. The main changes are:

  • Applicants must be at risk of or unable to cover essential costs within 12 weeks
  • from the date of application.
  • The maximum grant amount you can apply for is £75,000 (previously £100,000)
  • Funding requests must be for three months (previously four months)
  • Eligible costs will be mostly limited to overheads and essential staff.
  • All grant applications requesting £50,000 or more will be considered for a loan, a
  • grant or a blended approach (part grant, part loan)

The Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund: As of the 20th April eligibility has changed – only organisations with an income of less than £125,000 will be able to apply. This is subject to change, as and when more funds arrive.

Independent Grant Funding: The funds listed here are specifically for supporting Scotland’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Another great resource for funding information is the SCVO’s funding page.