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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Photography & Video Appeal

26 June 2020

Cycling Without Age Web Image

Every day we hear about the amazing impact that funding makes to hundreds of small charities and organisations. We are very proud to have played a part.

This autumn Foundation Scotland are launching a brand new website and shortly after will be publishing our 2020 Yearbook and we're asking for your help to bring them to life. 

A picture tells a thousand words...

Help us tell your story, allow us to visually illustrate and celebrate what you do best - support your local community.  Your images or videos will breathe life into our new website, take readers on a journey through our Yearbook.

Here's how you can help

  • Send us a small selection of colour photographs that clearly illustrate the work that you do in your community. This could include your environment, the people, products you make, services you deliver.
  • Send us any short videos that tell your story. This does not have to be an edited piece of film, we can work with any length of video clips to create a visual storyboard.

How to send files

Should we choose to use any of your images that feature people we'll contact you to get a consent firm signed to comply with GDPR. 

Many thanks in advance for your support and we look forward to sharing and celebrating your stories.

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