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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Donate to the Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund

In response to Covid-19 and in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Foundation Scotland is running the Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRR). Through this fund, Foundation Scotland is supporting local charities and community organisations across Scotland who require additional support due to the impact of the pandemic..

We are in constant communication with local charity umbrella bodies and front-line organisations to hear first hand what’s needed and how funds can be spent for maximum impact. From our 25 years of experience funding grassroots activity  across all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, we know a lot of these organisations and so are quickly able to assist them. To date we have distributed more than £2 million since the fund was launched on 27th March. To see some of the projects we've already supported visit our What’s Been Funded page.

The Fund is dedicated to Scotland. A national appeal has also launched and the National Emergencies Trust will distribute any money raised through a number of charitable organisations, including community foundations.

If you would like to donate to the fund please use our dedicated RRR Fund Just Giving page by clicking below.  .

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* Please note donations are anonymised so we can’t write to thank you

If you are a business, funder or an individual that would prefer to give by BACS, you can do so by using the following details :

The Royal Bank of Scotland
Sort code: 83-06-08
Account Number: 10959627

Please notify us by emailing development@foundationscotland if you make a BACS payment so we can track your donation and assign to the correct fund.

For media queries about the Fund, please contact response@foundationscotland.org.uk.

Thank You.

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