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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Local residents invited to join grant making panel

05 November 2020

Three vacancies have arisen for people living in any of Kildrummy, Lumsden, Towie or Glenkindie to serve on the Panel that makes grant awards from the Kildrummy, Lumsden and Towie Community Fund. 

The Fund supports charitable activity that benefits residents of these communities within the area covered by Donside Community Council. The Fund is funded by Greencoat UK Wind and managed by Foundation Scotland.

This locally appointed panel meets twice a year to make decisions on awards.

This is an opportunity for local people to help ensure the Fund continues to be spent on projects that provide real benefit to the local community, and to learn new skills.

To be considered for this role please read over the role profile and download a nomination form, both available here

Please return your completed form to Foundation Scotland by 5pm on 29th November 2020.

Nominees must be aged 18 or over and live, work or actively volunteer in Kildrummy; Lumsden; or Towie or Glenkindie.

In the event of more nominations being received than required by the closing date a selection process will run. 

For more information contact Lizzy Shepherd 
Phone: 07501037919

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