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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Commonwealth Games meets Gorbals Games!

17 December 2013

Scotland Rugby Sevens’ captain, Colin Gregor, took time out of his training schedule to meet the young volunteers of The Gorbals Youth Run Drop in Café (GYC) who will be organising the 2014 Gorbals Games.

GYC received £5000 this summer from the Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund towards the cost of co-ordinating a range of events concluding in the “Gorbals Games” to celebrate the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The GYC is training 12 young volunteers to deliver workshops to local primary school children to raise their awareness of the Commonwealth Games.

The project will host their own ‘Gorbals Games’ in March 2014, incorporating many of the sports that will be seen at the Commonwealth Games.

Colin Gregor, Scotland Ruby Seven’s captain said “I was really impressed by the enthusiasm and passion of the volunteers. It is a fantastic project they are running and is further evidence of the value of the Commonwealth Games to Glasgow. I have no doubt the Gorbals Games will be a great success, due to the hard work and determination of these volunteers.”

Paul Frame, Head of Deutsche AWM Glasgow, said "We have been really impressed with the work that the Gorbals Youth Café team carries out in their local area and we’re very proud to be able to support them again this year. We look forward to an exciting Gorbals Games next year that will also give local young people opportunities to develop and fulfil their potential in life.”

The Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund is managed and administered by Foundation Scotland. For more information about the fund visit

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For further information please contact Jacqui Morris at Foundation Scotland Tel: 0141 341 4963 or 07718 772726 or email jacqui@foundationscotland.org.uk


Note to Editors:

Deutsche Bank and the Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund

Last year Deutsche Banksupported over 50,000 young people with educational opportunities, helping the next generation to reach their potential.

The Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund, part of Deutsche Bank’s youth engagement programme Born to Be, provides grants to local community groups and charities in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Deutsche Bank recognises that it is often the small, grassroots community organisations which get to the heart of local issues and can most effectively engage individuals in their communities.

For more details on Deutsche Bank’s commitment to the communities in which it operates, visit db.com/borntobe.



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