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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Great Result for Glasgow Girls FC

19 November 2013

Glasgow Girls Football Club achieved a great result for their activities off the park last night. Against stiff competition, they were awarded £10K from the Women’s Fund for Scotland, at a special live grant making event to re-launch the Fund, hosted by Sally Magnusson.

Not only will the money contribute to the annual running costs of the club minibus, the club will be able to secure premises creating a community hub, where they can deliver fitness and lifestyle tuition. They also can install changing and catering facilities extending their services to non-members making the hub self-financing.

Glasgow Girls Football Club, were one of six groups who had been invited to the event to showcase their work, demonstrating how they are making a difference to the lives of the women and girls they support. With a £25,000 funding pot available on the night the specially invited audience were then asked to vote on how the money should be split between them. No group went away empty handed, with all groups receiving at least £1K.

Jim Strathdee of Glasgow Girls Football Club said: “Winning this award means so much to us, we can now take the club to a new level. We will be able offer the girls a whole range of options, including careers advice, allowing them to reach their full potential.”

Beth Edberg, Chair of Women’s Fund for Scotland said “Last night’s event provided a much needed springboard for the future work of the Women’s Fund for Scotland. All the groups who presented are making a massive difference to the lives of the women they work with, and it was a difficult choice to decide who would make the biggest impact. Congratulations to Glasgow Girls FC, I am sure they will do great things with the award of £10K and we look forward to seeing their project develop.”

The evening’s event was possible thanks to funding from Awards for All

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