COVID-19

"You're on Mute" - a series of films from rural communities documenting the impact of Covid-19 on mental health and wellbeing, resilience and community.

At a time when people in Scotland and around the world were living with restrictions, three small communities - in East Lothian, West Lochaber and Perth & Kinross - took part in a ‘Winter Lockdown Project’.

Fundraising Post-COVID

Effective Community Led Climate Action needs properly resourced - people, premises and outreach events.

From small-scale Community Fundraising to sharing your ideas and suggestions, join in a on learning and development oppertunity in how we can tackle climate change together.

 

£41 million Winter Support Fund for low income households.

The Winter Support Fund will help those on low incomes, children and people at risk of homelessness against a backdrop of rising living and fuel costs.

The Connecting Scotland Programme  is now inviting ‘fast track’ applications from organisations working with people at risk of social isolation and loneliness, who can deliver devices in November and December.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 12th November.

New Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund launched.

The £15 million Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund aims to support adult community-based initiatives across Scotland.

Want to put big bills out in the cold?

Connecting Scotland is a Scottish Government programme set up to tackle digital exclusion during the coronavirus crisis.  

Phase three is now underway and aims to remove barriers related to digital exclusion for unemployed young people and adults (aged 16+). 

With rising numbers of Covid cases, a new "Stop the Spike" campaign has launched, alongside a toolkit of resources to help spread the messages - please share widely.

The campaign aims to remind the public of the key safety measures they should continue doing to keep themselves and others safe. The campaign advises the public to: 

Leading Scotland safely out of the pandemic, urgently confronting climate change, driving a green, fair economic recovery, and boosting opportunities for children and young people are among the core priorities in this year’s Programme for Government (PfG), published today.

Kate Forbes, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy issues an update on Covid baseline measures for business.

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