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

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.  For the inital Response phase we distributed over £3.2m to over 750 organisations across the country. 

Examples of funds received in the first phase 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.

As we enter the Recovery phase we are receiving more requests for adaptation of services, extra training and PPE to help communities adapt to the 'new normal' as lockdown begins to ease.

The list of grants made from the RRR Fund is updated regularly, please see the list 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 Awarded770
Grants Total£3,185,103

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DateApplicantLocal Authority AreaGrant SummaryGrant Amount
24th June 2020Portpatrick Community Development TrustDumfries and GallowayTo support vulnerable residents in the extended rural area of the village of Portpatrick and surroundings who are isolating or unable to access normal services during lock-down for May, June and July 2020 including food provisions, pharmacy trips and other volunteer support.£4,030
23rd June 2020Tillydrone Community CouncilAberdeen CityTo provide a tablet and internet access to each community council member to enable the community council to function effectively during lockdown and recovery.£5,000
19th June 2020Aberdeen Bangladeshi Welfare Trust (ABWT)Aberdeenshireto contribute to hardship grants for Bangladeshi families in Aberdeen who have lost their job due to COVID-19. We would be very grateful if you could provide us with an update on demand for the grants once your application window has closed so we can review if there is an opportunity for us to support you further.£5,000
19th June 2020Spotlights Community Youth TheatreAngusTo enable Spotlights Community Youth Theatre to continue to provide children and young people with access to an education in theatre and the arts, despite not being able to meet in person.£4,380
19th June 2020Igbo Welfare UnionGlasgow CityTo provide food supplies, household essentials, supermarket vouchers and utility support to 32 families in response to the pandemic. We would advise that you add a charitable dissolution clause to your governing document. If you need support and advice on this please contact Glasgow Council for Voluntary Organisations for advice,.£4,200
19th June 2020Westquarter and Redding Community School ProjectFalkirkTo enable the charity to expand and improve their food pantry, to deliver essential supplies to a greater number of isolated and vulnerable people in the villages of Westquarter and Redding£2,459
19th June 2020Voice of Experience ForumNorth LanarkshireTo provide staff with laptops to enable continued delivery of services supporting the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of their membership of older people 60+ living in North Lanarkshire.£1,488
19th June 2020Food Facts Friends ProjectMidlothianTo provide of a food bank offering around 2,500 meals per week to people in Midlothian who are in financial distress during the Covid-19 pandemic.£5,000
19th June 2020North East Glasgow Framework for Dialogue (FFD)‎Glasgow CityTo provide mobile phone top ups and food vouchers to refugees and asylum seekers in North East Glasgow.£5,000
19th June 2020Fed Up Community CafeDumfries and GallowayTo contribute towards salaries, securing a vehicle, training and other ongoing costs relating to covid19 and the running of the group.£5,000
19th June 2020STV Children's Appeal  £65,000
17th June 2020I Am Me ScotlandRenfrewshireTo help support 80 vulnerable members of the community in hospitals and care homes to stay active and connected during this time. They will providing ‘safe’ bags with a range of activities, and essential items for comfort as well as tablets – when vulnerable people needed to communicate with loved ones.£5,000
17th June 2020Diaspora African Women's Support Network CICGlasgow CityThe grant would contribute towards the cost of continuing to provide food and other essential items e.g. sanitary towels and nappies for people who are vulnerable and/or experiencing food poverty in Glasgow.£5,000
17th June 2020Outspoken Arts Scotland LtdRenfrewshireTo reach out to diverse communities in Glasgow through digital channels and to keep them actively engaged in storytelling. They will do this by gathering stories and experiences of peoples' lived experience during the lockdown. These stories and experiences will then be shared electronically, by virtual exhibition, in galleries, on storyboards and eventually in the streets of local areas.£2,000
17th June 2020Hawick Congregational Community ChurchScottish BordersTo provide activities to stimulate, reduce loneliness and transform the lives of their service users who are self-isolating, shielding and housebound.£2,325
17th June 2020MENSELF + CICGlasgow CityTo provide 22 weeks of online men’s group activity sessions and yoga classes for men in Parkhead, Glasgow experiencing isolation and loneliness as a result of lockdown.£4,975
17th June 2020Talk NowSouth LanarkshireTo bring in 2 new additional counsellors to provide professional counselling to victims of domestic abuse and sexual abuse to cope with the increase in demand for support during the crisis.£5,000
17th June 2020Contact Point (East Dunbartonshire)East DunbartonshireTo extend the funding of a Telephone Support Service for people who usually attend Social Interaction Groups.£2,550
17th June 2020Networks of Wellbeing LtdAberdeenshireTo purchase a laptop and smart phones so that staff can continue to provide counselling services across the NHS Grampian area and to fund an additional 22 hours of emergency counselling to individuals.£2,050
17th June 2020Goodtrees Neighbourhood CentreCity of EdinburghTo support vulnerable people in the Liberton Gilmerton area of Edinburgh and beyond with packed lunches, food parcels and essential items.£5,000
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