Important Message On Coronavirus

Foundation Scotland – We are open

Reassurance on supporting communities, charities and social enterprises following the impact of Coronavirus
Foundation Scotland appreciate that the Coronavirus situation will have a big impact on communities. We know that charities, local organisations and social enterprises will play a critical support role - providing practical and emotional support, helping to mobilise local services, care for those most in need and tackle isolation.
We want to reassure you that we will do what we can to support communities.

We are open as usual – our staff are now are working from home - we are working differently, working digitally. Staff work travel has been suspended so we will hold our meetings online.
All contacts including telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Please just continue to contact our staff through these means. Our IT systems enable us to work from home with no risk to data security and ensure there is limited disruption to services.

Please continue with grant applications – however please scan and email in any supporting documents. Our offices are closed for the time being, and we cannot receive mail – so please do not post any supporting documents. If you don’t have a scanner an option is to download a scanner app onto your smart phone – this uses the camera function to scan the document and convert it into a PDF for e-mail.

We aim to be as helpful as possible over the coming weeks - so our grantees can focus on supporting communities. Alongside continuing to deliver all our community funds and published grant-making programmes, we are taking the following steps:

  1. Relaxing deadlines for monitoring reports
  2. Increasing mentoring and support for grantees and investees
  3. Establishing payment holidays for social enterprises supported with loans
  4. Increasing cash flow support loans to social enterprises
  5. Planning to introduce rolling deadlines for some place-based Funds for those delivering any projects that address immediate community needs in light of the Coronavirus
  6. Working with other funders to pool resources
  7. Working with local community organisations and umbrella groups to gather information about local needs and how best to support these
  8. Establishing a Community Resilience and Recovery Fund
  9. Giving our staff paid time to work flexibly so that they can care for loved ones and also volunteer and support activity in their local community dealing with needs arising from the Coronavirus
  10. Asking you how we can best support your community

Please do get in touch, as normal, if you have questions.


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An Suidhe Wind Farm Community  Fund 

About the Panel

A Community Panel makes recommendations on awards from the Fund and advises on overall Fund strategy. The Panel is governed by a Terms of Reference that has been agreed between community representatives and Foundation Scotland and is reviewed from time to time.

The Panel is made up of people who live in the area that the Fund covers. One representative is appointed directly by Dalavich Improvement Group and each of the community councils for Furnace; Glenorchy & Innishail, and; Inveraray. One member of the wider community from each of the four areas may also be appointed to the Panel. These members can be selected in a range of ways but Foundation Scotland always encourages this to be through an fair and transparent process.

Each Panel member serves a minimum of one and a maximum of three years, with members retiring on a phased basis to ensure knowledge and expertise are retained. However, previous Panel Members may stand again. Opportunities to become a Panel member are openly advertised when these arise, both locally and on this webpage.

The current Panel for the  An Suidhe Wind Farm Community Fund is:

Name  Area representing
Agnes Fleming Dalavich (Dalavich Improvement Group)
Irene McClounnan Dalavich
Catriona O’Keeffe Eredine (Glenorchy & Innishail Community Council) 
Alan Kettle-White Eredine
Ruth Tott Furnace (Community Council)
Andrea Henderson Furnace
Janet Riddoch Inveraray (Community Council)
Hazel Gray Inveraray

The Panel meets once each year, in November. Minutes of Panel meetings can be downloaded below;

Minutes from meeting held in November 2019

Minutes from meeting held in November 2018

Minutes from meeting held in November 2017

Minutes from meeting held in November 2016

Minutes from meeting held in November 2015


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