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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Surfs Up!

06 April 2015

Wave project Scotland is celebrating following a £5000 grant from the Sport Relief Home and Away programme.

The grant will enable the Dunbar based project to offer free surfing lessons for disadvantaged young people, as well as a weekly surf club throughout the summer at Belhaven Bay.

Jamie Marshall who runs Wave Project Scotland said, ”The aim of the project is not just to teach young people to surf but to encourage them to help support each other and overcome a problem. In this way, they learn about co-operation and team work as well as building their own confidence and self-esteem. Above all there is no other feeling that can compare with catching your first wave.”

The Sport Relief Home and Away Programme, is part of Legacy 2014. This fund is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and money raised through Sport Relief. The fund supports groups and projects across Scotland using the power and inspiration of sport to reach, engage and support young people who face limited opportunities.

The small grants “Home” phase of the programme is managed by Foundation Scotland who using its grant-making expertise will ensure the fund has long lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.

The programme will make grants up to £5K to support projects and initiatives which using sport as a tool can demonstrate the following:

• Young people lead less chaotic lives and engage in less harmful lifestyles
• Young people recover, cope and thrive in the face of severe personal, family and social adversity
• Young people progress into employment, enterprise, training and education opportunities


The next deadline for the fund is 27th April 2015. Groups looking to apply should visit /programmes/home-and-away/ for further information.

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Legacy 2014

Legacy 2014 is a Scottish Government initiative working to secure a lasting legacy for Scotland from hosting the XX Commonwealth Games. There are 55 Legacy 2014 national programmes delivered by national partners and more than 80 Supporting Legacy 2014 projects in place across Scotland, generating jobs and training opportunities, investing in new or upgraded community facilities, helping people to get more active and inspiring fun learning opportunities and new global connections. Visit www.legacy2014.scot and Assessing Legacy for more information and to see what has already been achieved or follow @Legacy2014scot on Twitter

Scottish Home and Away Programme.
The small grants ‘Home’ programme is part of the Scottish Sport Relief Home and Away programme, helping to secure a legacy form the XX Commonwealth Games and is 50% funded by the Scottish Government and 50% funded by Comic Relief.

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