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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Funding in the Hillfoots

28 February 2020

 

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The EDF Burnfoot Hill Community Benefit Fund has now awarded grants of £313,771 to projects in benefit residents within the Community Council Areas of Alva, Menstrie, Dollar and Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton & Devonside in Clackmannanshire. In the latest Round, Menstrie Bowling Club received £2,000 towards renovating their Clubhouse kitchen. In Alva, Alva Development Trust was granted an award of £4630 to replace an external kitchen door and purchase kitchen appliances. In Dollar, Dollar Community Development Trust received £1,626 to purchase a range of kitchen appliances and equipment for the Hive community hub. Other groups to benefit in this latest round of funding included Alva Community Council and Macrobert Arts Centre who funded for Christmas pantomime tickets in the Hillfoot areas: The five awards made, totalled £13,130.

The next closing date for applications to the fund is Tuesday 3rd March 2020. The minimum level of award you can apply for is £500 and the maximum is £5,000. Apply online.

The Fund is administered by grant-making charity Foundation Scotland, with decisions on awards made by a Panel of local people drawn from the communities of Alva, Menstrie, Dollar and Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton & Devonside in Clackmannanshire.  The Fund is provided by by EDF Renewables, the developer of the Burnfoot Hill, Burnfoot North and Rhodders Wind Farms. The funds benefit a number of different communities in Perth & Kinross and Clackmannanshire. Approximately £30,000 per year, generated from the windfarm will be go into the fund over the life time of the wind farm.

Interested in supporting decision making in your community?

We are currently looking for new panel members, if interested, please get in touch!

 

APPLY NOW DEADLINE 3rd OF MARCH

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