Community Resilience Briefing – 29 July 2022

Welcome to The Highland Council’s fortnightly briefing for groups with an interest in local community resilience. 

Covid related information 

Funding  

SCVO is a key source of funding information for the third sector https://scvo.scot/funding. Funds that may be of interest include:

Let’s Do Net Zero Community Buildings Fund
New funding is now available from the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES). The fund aims to support community organisations to reduce their building energy costs and carbon emissions.

The Let’s Do Net Zero Community Buildings Fund is open now and is planned to run until the end of March 2025, subject to funding availability.

Funding is available for many types of community building, including:

  • community cafes
  • community hubs
  • faith buildings
  • public halls
  • community halls and centres.

Grant funding is available for up to 80% of eligible costs up to a maximum of £80,000.
Find out more.

Welfare, poverty reduction and resilience

  • WhatsApp Scam Messages – attached is a message from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau with a warning about an increase in a scam where victims are contacted by criminals impersonating someone they know. This scam has already resulted in over £1.5m reported losses.
  • Ofgem’s RIIO-ED2 Draft Determination – Attached is an email from SSEN encouraging stakeholders to take part in the consultation Ofgem are running on the Draft Determination until August 25. The Draft Determination lays out what funding will be available for gas and electricity companies to make improvements to their services for customers.
  • CyberScotland Monthly Update – Attached is CyberScotlands latest news which includes information on staying in control of personal data and third sector cyber resilience.
  • CyberScotland Bulletin JulyRounds up any cyber security information from the last month. Topics include a new briefing pack for cyber resilience, holiday cyber-attacks, and sharing the free copy of the little book of big scams.

Mental Health and Wellbeing  

Emergency Planning 

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