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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What's Been Funded

All over the country people are pulling together, working in new ways and adapting to challenges that coronavirus brings.  The team at Foundation Scotland is no exception.  To ensure that funds from our Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund quickly reach those most in need we have re-designed our systems:

  • We created a simple online application form
  • Staff are working in shifts to review applications – with ‘yes’ as the starting point
  • We use same day bank transfers to get money into accounts quickly

Since the Fund went live, we have given grants to hundreds of community groups and organisations who are supporting the most vulnerable people in Scotland.  Our turnaround is about 72 hours – from the point of application to projects receiving money in their account.

We tweet regularly on projects funded – please follow us @FoundationScot

Examples of funds received include:-

  • To enable the purchase and distribution of food to people in isolation.
  • To supply food parcels and door safety equipment to those affected by domestic abuse.
  • To purchase equipment to allow counselling services to move from face to face to online
  • To provide emergency grants and benefits advice to vulnerable households.


The list of grants made from the RRR Fund is updated daily and can be seen below. If you are interested in applying please visit the fund page for full details. 

Thank you for your interest and support.


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Award Summary
Grants Awarded630
Grants Total£2,542,786

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DateApplicantLocal Authority AreaGrant SummaryGrant Amount
27th May 2020Stronger Communties GlenburnRenfrewshireTo provide food and other essential items for people who are struggling to put food on their table in these unprecedented times. To help families and other vulnerable people on a low income who may have lost their job as a result of Covid-19 and are waiting on vital benefits to help feed their families.£5,000
27th May 2020St Mirren FC Community TrustRenfrewshireTo continue delivering food and other essential items to older, disadvantaged and isolated people in Paisley and moving their health and fitness classes, targeted at people that are obese or unfit, online complemented by social media to provide support and keep people motivated£4,500
27th May 2020Largs Youth TheatreNorth AyrshireTo provide online arts education classes, packs of theatre based activities for young people and their families to do at home, as well as creative writing and journaling tutorials and materials as a space for improving mental health and reflecting on the experience of lockdown.£5,000
27th May 2020Cornerstone House CentreNorth LanarkshireTo provide telephone/online based support to people in Cumbernauld and surrounding area whose mental health has been effected by the Coronavirus along with a limited amount of practical help e.g. food parcels.£5,000
27th May 2020North Berwick Community CouncilEast LothianTo contribute to the purchase of refurbished tablet computers to be donated to older people living in care homes and who are in hospital in the North Berwick area, allowing isolated people to maintain contact with family and friends.£3,000
27th May 2020Linton Lane CentreFifeTo contribute to support for older members of the Templehall community in Kirkcaldy who are isolated as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown by providing funding for food items and treats to prepare gift baskets based on an afternoon tea. This will allow the organisation to check on more vulnerable members of the community and cheer them up with some treats.£4,012
27th May 2020Halliday FoundationGlasgow CityTo enable the Halliday Foundation to purchase additional hygiene and PPE clothing e.g. masks/gloves and protective plastic screens for the outside soup kitchen and barbers. This will enable the Halliday Foundation to continue offering support and services to homeless people in Glasgow whilst keeping them and volunteers safe£2,224
27th May 2020Wise WomenGlasgow CityTo enable Wise Women, a Glasgow-based group working to increase women’s safety and self-confidence, to increase their online presence through the development of online training courses, an online blog, and the publication on their website of leaflets and handouts.£2,391
27th May 2020Newmarket Gateway TrustEilean SiarTo provide a free, accessible bike loan scheme for families across North Stornoway, enabling them to improve their well-being and exercise safely through the lock down period.£2,033
27th May 2020Emmanuel Christian MinistriesGlasgow CityTo purchase food items and transport costs for weekly food supplies and (for some) doorstep deliveries; and to provide volunteers with phones/IT to communicate remotely with clients.£3,950
27th May 2020Falkirk Vineyard ChurchFalkirkTo make enhanced provision of essential food/household items for vulnerable people and those affected by self-isolation.£2,500
27th May 2020Acre Tenants and Residents AssociationGlasgow CityTo purchase food, essentials and a freezer to enable doorstep deliveries to all vulnerable families and people on the estate for up to 12 weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic.£4,899
27th May 2020Hope CounsellingAberdeen CityTo deliver on-line counselling to the most vulnerable who can least afford it to help them better manage their lives and avoid the escalation of depression and anxiety.£2,000
27th May 2020Cromar Future GroupAberdeenshireTo purchase software to enable the continuation and further development of the computer applications which have been developed to support vulnerable people in rural Aberdeenshire.£1,000
27th May 2020Martyrs' Sandyford ChurchRenfrewshireTo provide regular packages for 10 weeks to 100 church members who are self-isolating,restricted to their homes or of an elderly age.£2,500
27th May 2020Parents of Autistic Spectrum Disorder Adults (PASDA)City of EdinburghTo offer on-line support to older carers (60+) in crisis who are looking after adults with autism.£4,994
27th May 2020Happy HensEast AyrshireTo provide food to individuals and families living with financial hardship, in isolation or unable to provide food for themselves or their families.£5,000
27th May 2020Cockenzie and Port Seton Resilience GroupEast LothianTo provide support to elderly local residents and families facing financial hardship with the provision of meals and services to assist them in self-shielding and isolation.£4,160
27th May 2020Broken Chains (Ayr) LimitedSouth AyrshireTo increase the Support Worker’s hours by 10 hours per week to deliver services differently so that clients can be supported remotely and provided with food vouchers for the next three months.£3,350
27th May 2020Strachur Memorial Hall CommitteeArgyll and ButeTo upgrade and improve reliability of the heating system at the Strachur Memorial Hall and facilitate the use of the hall as a community hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic.£2,000
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