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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Residents wanted for Corriemoillie Education/Training Fund panel

05 April 2017

The EDF-ER Corriemoillie Education and Training Fund Panel is a voluntary group being set up to advise on awards from the Education and Training Fund linked to EDF Energy Renewables’ Corriemoillie Wind Farm. The Panel will meet approximately two or three times each year. The Panel will comprise one member resident within each of these community council areas:

• Contin
• Garve & District
• Lochbroom
• Marybank, Scatwell & Strathconon
• Strathpeffer

Plus:

• a youth representative;
• three representatives from local industry / businesses, or related trade bodies
• three representatives from public sector bodies, sector skills councils and other organisations whose purpose is to plan for, develop and promote education & training in relevant sectors.

The Panel will be supported by Foundation Scotland, an independent grant making charity that administers the EDF-ER Corriemoillie Education and Training Fund on behalf of the local communities concerned.

The Panel is being set up by Foundation Scotland and EDF-ER and we would like anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Panel to come forward. You must be aged 16 or over, have experience of or an interest in provision of education and training, and be a resident of one of the areas covered by the five community council areas listed above.

In the first instance, please read the Role Profile and complete a Nomination Form.

Your completed form should be returned to Foundation Scotland at the address provided, by 24 April 2017.

In the event that more nominations are received than there are Panel spaces available, Panel members will be selected through a process to be decided by Foundation Scotland and EDF-ER.

For more information, or to discuss what may be involved, please contact Iain Catto of Foundation Scotland 0791 275 9525 or by e-mail at iainc@foundationscotland.org.uk

 

 

 

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