Farmers in North Ayrshire, West Aberdeenshire and Orkney will have the opportunity to benefit from free business support via the Royal Countryside Fund (RCF) flagship 2023/24 Farm Resilience Programme which gets underway this autumn. 

Funding to help improve the health and welfare of cattle and sheep is now available for farmers and crofters.

Up to £1250 is available over two years to support a review of a flock or herd, and help farmers consider health and welfare interventions that improve performance.

In recognition of the important contribution museums make to our communities, the sector is to benefit from a new fund for crucial repair and maintenance work.

Democratising Finance for Community Groups

Join the Community Shares Scotland team on Tuesday 3rd Oct 10am-11.30am for a free introductory session on local democratic finance.

The Moray Local Action Fund 2023-2024 is open for funding applications and is an opportunity to secure funding for projects benefiting the people of Moray.

The fund is supported by a Scottish Government Community Led Local Development (CLLD) funding which forms part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP).

Organisations awarded share of accessible advice fund.

People struggling to manage their household finances can now benefit from increased support in a range of community settings thanks to a new accessible advice fund.

Almost £1 million has been distributed to partnerships between advice agencies and other local services such as schools, charities, hospitals and mental health services.

Organisations at the frontline of helping people facing poverty and hardship can now apply for a share of government funding to help tackle food insecurity.

The £1.6 million Cash-First Fund is aimed at public sector and third sector partnerships to deliver cash grants for food and other essentials, helping to reduce the need for food parcels.

The Scottish Government is inviting applications for two bid-in funds: the Child Poverty Practice Accelerator Fund (CPAF) and the Cash-First Fund (CFF).         

A new Local Action Group (LAG) has been created to manage the delivery of the Scottish Government Community Led Local Development (CLLD) funding programme within Dumfries and Galloway.

The Angus Community-Led Vision Fund is now live and open for applications.