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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Old Luce Community Fund 

Panel Vacancies

Due to planned retiral of current members, we have vacancies arising for local people to serve on the Panel, which makes decisions about awards from the Old Luce Community Fund.You don’t need any special skills (training will be given), just a commitment to securing the best future for your community.

Applicants should be 16 or over and live within the Old Luce Community Council area, including Glenluce, Auchenmalg and Dunragit. The Panel meets around four times a year, in the evenings. 

If you are interested, please just send us a short email or letter telling us about yourself and why you would like to be involved to or Old Luce Community Fund, c/o Foundation Scotland, The Kiosk, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 2HP.  We will then forward this on to the Panel for their consideration. 

About the Panel

The Old Luce Community Fund Advisory Panel makes recommendations on awards from the Fund. The Panel is governed by a Terms of Reference that has been developed and 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 and comprises members appointed by Old Luce Community Council. The remaining members were selected through a process of public advertising and recruitment.

Each Panel member serves a minimum of two and a maximum of five years, with members retiring on a phased basis to ensure knowledge and expertise are retained. Opportunities to become a Panel member are openly advertised when these arise, both locally and on this webpage.

The Panel meets four times per year to make decisions on applications to the fund.

The current Panel is:

Allan Ross
Boyd McIntosh
David Ferguson
Fred Murray (Old Luce Community Council)
Ian Paterson (Old Luce Community Council)
Marion Muir
Claire Hunter
Lesley Goodchild (Chair)

Approved minutes from the meetings can be found below

July 2020

March 2020

January 2020

October 2019

July 2019

April 2019

January 2019

April 2018

January 2018

October 2017

July 2017


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