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 in March 2020, we've awarded 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. 

Since then we've launched our Recovery phase and are receiving hundreds more applications from organisations requiring funding to help adapt their services, improve safety in their community facilities and provide extra training to help them deliver even more support in the 'new normal'.

With over £4m in funds awarded so far we're continually assessing and updating the list below. If you're interested in applying please visit the fund page for full details. 


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Award Summary
Grants Awarded1125
Grants Total£5,797,192

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DateApplicantLocal Authority AreaGrant SummaryGrant Amount
21st October 2020Broomhouse CentreCity of EdinburghTo fund the additional costs of IT support for their 32 staff in South West Edinburgh for 6 months , to enable them to work remotely and adapt services to meet social distancing guidelines.£2,500
21st October 2020Carers of West DunbartonshireWest DunbartonshireTo continue to deliver their Help Pack project providing essential cleaning and personal care products for isolated carers facing financial difficulties£5,000
21st October 2020Coorie CreativeStirlingTo develop a small loom loaning service to people across Stirling, supporting improved mental health and wellbeing through weaving£4,680
21st October 2020Finn's PlaceGlasgow CityTo enable them to carry out the changes in the management of the premises and of the activities which are required to comply with the guidelines for service delivery in the new normal.£2,470
21st October 2020Grampian Society for the BlindAberdeen CityTo enable staff returning from furlough to work remotely to provide services to users within the demands of the new normal.£4,857
21st October 2020Concrete GardenGlasgow CityTo provide online sessions in Tai Chi, drumming, bread-making, and arts and crafts, and to provide Grow at Home kits to local residents.£5,000
21st October 2020BeechbraeWest LothianTo deliver a 12-week Branching Out programme to improve the mental health of women affected by trauma.£4,456
21st October 2020Positive HelpCity of EdinburghTo purchase laptops for staff to support volunteers from home, who provide the ongoing support services to service users.£5,000
21st October 2020Children's University ScotlandStirlingTo develop new online resources that support the learning of children in Glasgow and beyond, and to distribute resources and materials to families.£3,799
21st October 2020Rock Community ChurchWest DunbartonshireTo adapt their community cafe, kitchen and service area to continue engaging local residents, and purchase portable service equipment that will used to support local young people and older people and prevent hunger.£2,417
21st October 2020Haven Caring Counselling Communication CentreSouth LanarkshireTo provide support for the development and redesign of Haven services including the development of a new Bereavement Wellbeing Toolkit£5,000
21st October 2020Perth and Kinross Society for the BlindPerth and Kinrossto adapt VisionPK services to be better able to support people with sensory impairments with both in person and remotely, safely from the VisionPK building.£4,746
21st October 2020Love Learning ScotlandCity of EdinburghTo contribute to the running of Love Learning’s community foodbank at Gorgie Farm in Edinburgh, funding a range of food, toiletries and household goods.£5,000
21st October 2020Cornerstone House CentreNorth LanarkshireTo support the ongoing work of the staff of Cornerstone House Centre to deliver a response to those contacting the service with mental health issues - of varying levels£5,000
21st October 2020Grassmarket Community ProjectCity of EdinburghGrassmarket Community Project will provide a hybrid of in person activities to vulnerable people across Edinburgh. This will include: cooking classes (online but interactive), winter walking groups and community catch ups.£4,816
21st October 2020Moulin Kirk TrustPerth and KinrossTo prepare to re-open the Heritage Centre in Spring 2021, by ensuring there are adequate hand sanitising stations to ensure safe practice for visitors£1,000
21st October 2020North West Aberdeenshire Citizens Advice BureauAberdeenshireTo contribute to the costs of securing additional premises which will enable North West Aberdeenshire CAB to see more clients face to face and increase the number of volunteer advisers who can provide support.£4,393
21st October 2020Greenock Morton Community Trust LimitedInverclydeTo re-introduce a walking football group to support improved mental health and wellbeing to those impacted by COVID-19£3,510
21st October 2020Village Storytelling CentreGlasgow CityTo fund the purchase of materials, equipment and postage to support the delivery of a package of face to face and remotely delivered storytelling projects for people of all ages in Greater Pollok, Newlands Auldburn and Cardonald in Glasgow.£5,000
21st October 2020Community BureauArgyll and ButeTo provide a regular COVID-19 safe venue for people across the communities of Campbelltown and Oban to access to better support their mental health and wellbeing.£4,120
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