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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Autumn Celebration event

05 October 2018

On the evening of the 4th October, Foundation Scotland welcomed, clients, philanthropists, donors and grantees to Foundationscotland0004webcelebrate the impact our work has had on communities over the last 22 years.

From our inception in the mid-1990s, Foundation Scotland has continued to grow substantially - distributing over £9.5M in the last year. However, none of this would be possible without those individuals, families and companies who choose to manage their charitable giving with us.

Our two guest speakers Ryan Currie of Reeltime Music and Rhoda Reid, the lead delivery partner from the Pathways to Confidence project, shared inspirational stories of the people they work with and the difference their work is making to those in need.

Our guests also had the opportunity to meet other groups which funded by Foundation Scotland and learn about the vital work they do. They included Bikes for Refugees, Re-Tweed, Ponies help Children, The Larder, Menself CIC, The Empower Project, Fresh Start, Brightlight, Calton Green volunteers and Govanhill Community Baths.

The event was made possible thanks to our sponsors, Alan Steele Asset Management, Charles Stanley and the marketplace sponsor Rathbones.


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