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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Hadyard Hill Panel welcomes applications to Fund

14 April 2017

Hadyard Hill Community Benefit Fund’s new Advisory Panel held its first meeting this month and is ready and waiting to welcome applications for funding from community groups. The next application deadline is on 3rd May. 

The fund is provided by SSE from the Hadyard Hill Wind Farm, for the benefit of the Barr, Dailly, Pinmore & Pinwherry communities.

The Panel decides on awards from the fund and is made up of local residents with a wide range of experience and interests. They are keen to support community and voluntary activity in their communities.

Applications from organisations both inside and outside the area are welcomed, so long as they can demonstrate benefit to one or more of the villages. Grants of up to £5,000 per year are available. For more information click here

Gareth Shields, Community Investment Manager for SSE said “We are delighted to see the good work that the Hadyard Hill fund has done over the past years continue with this new panel set up, which brings it in line with the way the majority of wind farm funds now operate. SSE will continue to work with the local communities and Foundation Scotland to make sure that the fund continues to make a positive contribution across the three community council areas.”

Hadyard Hill Panel 170413

From left to right: Tom McCartney, Ian Yellowlees, Claire Pirrie, Jane Hepburn, Maggie Bunnett, Bruce Hacking and Laura Warrender.
Panel members not pictured are Isabel Kay and Julie Huggins.



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