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.


Acknowledge & Close

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Flood Recovery Appeal to close

20 April 2016

Foundation Scotland’s Flood Recovery Appeal will close for applications on May 27th. Individual households and community groups seeking to apply for funding should submit their application by the 4pm deadline.

The Appeal was launched in January as a response to the unprecedented rainfall caused by Storms Desmond, Eve and Franks. Since then the Appeal has raised over £675K thanks to the support of the public, Foundation Scotland’s individual and corporate clients, Aberdeenshire Council, Scottish Government, Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and Comic Relief.

Giles Ruck CEO said, “As the only community Foundation in Scotland we took the decision that we had a key role to play in supporting communities most affected by the flooding. I would like to thank everyone who has donated and helped raise this magnificent sum, which has gone a long way to relieving the financial hardship and distress for the many individuals and community organisations severely affected by the flooding.

Our team has ensured the money has reached those most in need distributing 296 grants to households and community groups to-date.

With funds steadily reducing due to the number of applications, we have taken the decision to close the Appeal on the 27th May. I would urge anyone who lives in a flood affected area in Scotland and has not yet applied to complete the simple online application form before the 4pm deadline on 27th May.”


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