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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New Year, New identity for Scottish Community Foundation

09 January 2013

As a result of a significant change in its size and scope of operation, The Scottish Community Foundation has changed its name to Foundation Scotland and introduced a new visual identity.

 The process began towards the end of 2011 with a restructure to reflect these changes and after a lengthy period of consultation there was an overwhelming case for a re-design of the Foundation’s brand.

 As well as a new logo consisting of a three segmented triangle called the Apex, the Foundation has a new strapline – ‘Where philanthropy meets community’ which provides better clarity about the depth and breadth of the Foundation’s work. 

 The Apex reflects the main strands of activity – philanthropy services and community investment and the Foundation’s key purpose to provide the platform for these two key areas to connect with inspiring results.

 Commenting on this exciting new chapter for the Foundation, chief executive Giles Ruck said, “Where philanthropy meets community is a rewarding space to work. Inspiring giving has been our passion since 1996, when we started connecting philanthropists with exceptional charities, enterprises and community opportunities.  Last year, thanks to the generosity of our clients, we funded over 2200 projects, reaching all corners of Scotland through grassroots grant making.   We are also achieving high impact in communities through major donations, investments and capital initiatives.”

 “At the Foundation, by building knowledge and nurturing relationships in the place where philanthropy and community meet, we believe that Scotland’s communities become stronger places to live, work and grow.  We feel that this new identity of a strong yet friendly, fresh and professional organisation encapsulates our work and better reflects our purpose - to be the professional hub of philanthropy for lasting impact in Scotland’s communities.”

 An added focus on marketing and communications and the launch of a new website at the beginning of February provides the Foundation with the right platform to roll out the new identity.

 Visit www.foundationscotland.org.uk next month and join us on Facebook or Twitter.  Visitors to the new website can also sign up for newsletters which will keep everyone up-to-date with what’s happening.

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