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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Adventure Time for Scout Group

18 September 2016

Dailly Scout Group are celebrating following an award of £2,500 from the Hadyard Hill Community Benefit Fund to Hadyard Hillsupport their More Than Adventure Programme over the next year.

The award will help cover costs for six outdoor activity sessions including a beach BBQ, and a multi-activity overnight camp. The sessions will be organised and run by Girvan based Adventure Centre in Education (ACE).

Fiona de Faye Cub Leader said, “Dailly Scout Group would like to say a huge thank you to Hadyard Hill Community Benefit fund for supporting our More Than Adventure project over the next 12 months. As a result of this support, all members of our group, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, will benefit from the experiences and challenges of a series of adventurous outdoor activity days. Learning by doing, we will be Gorge walking, paddle boarding, canoeing, mountain biking and hiking, with ACE, making the most of the coast and countryside we live in. Dailly Scouts are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.”

Gareth Shields, Community Investment Manager added: “It’s great to see the fund benefit young people in the community. SSE hope that many more community organisations across the three community council areas come forward to benefit from the fund.”

The Hadyard Hill Community Fund primarily supports projects located within or directly benefiting one or more of the three community council areas of Barr, Pinmore & Pinwherry and Dailly. The Fund is provided by SSE’s Hadyard Hill Wind Farm.
The next application deadline is 12th December. Forms and further information can be found at www.hadyardhill.org.uk

Ends

For further information please contact: Jan Torrance t: 0141 341 4973 or email: jan@foundationscotland.org.uk

Notes to Editors

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Foundation Scotland is trusted by over 250 individuals, families, charitable trusts, companies and public bodies. It provides cost effective and tax efficient services from light touch giving to personalised grant and loan programmes. In-depth knowledge of the charitable and community sectors ensures that client giving has the greatest value.

Foundation Scotland brings a fresh approach to philanthropy and makes the act of giving effective and rewarding. It reaches all corners of Scotland through grassroots grant making and creates high impact in specific areas through major donations, investments and capital initiatives.

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