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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Red Nose Community Cash 2013

04 February 2013

Today we launch our brand new campaign with the help of Comic Relief via Red Nose Day Community Cash. We are looking to give away a pot of £100,000 to help benefit local community groups and charities.

Red Nose Day Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations in Glasgow and Dundee (and surrounding areas,: Angus, Fife and Perth and Kinross)  that are doing great work to help local people who are disadvantaged through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disability, race, sexuality or gender. With the help of the Foundation Scotland we’ll make sure the money reaches those who need it most.

Red Nose Day 2013 is coming and everyone in Scotland is being asked to do something funny for money. The money you raise will be spent by Comic Relief to transform lives in Dundee, Glasgow, across the rest of the UK and in the world’s poorest countries

Red Nose Day 2011 saw a record-breaking total of over £108 million thanks to the incredible support of the great British public.

Get involved and help change lives right here in the UK and in the world’s poorest countries. Visit to find out how.

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