Important Message On Coronavirus

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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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T in the Park 2016 Community Fund Opens

12 October 2016

Bringing Communities Together through Music

Foundation Scotland is delighted to announce application details for the T in the Park 2016 Community Trust Fund, set up to benefit the eight community council areas around Strathallan Castle Estate, Perthshire – home of the music festival.

A total of £12,500 is available in the fund this year, which will solely benefit community groups and small local charities, who can apply for between £250 and £2000, and is generated from donations from T in the Park.

This year the application process will be through the Express Grants programme at Foundation Scotland, operating on a rolling basis. The fund will open from 12th October, with no set deadlines. Applications will be assessed on a regular basis with awards being made for up to a year or until the fund has been distributed.

Following the 2015 festival, Foundation Scotland managed the distribution of £19,000 to local community groups and charities around Strathallan Castle. Foundation Scotland has worked with DF Concerts since 2007, managing the £385,450 they contributed to the Kinross-shire Fund from the previous event site at Balado.

Geoff Ellis, Festival Director of T in the Park said “By working with Foundation Scotland once again, there’s a fair and transparent process in place, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact the 2016 fund will have on the local community.

“We will also continue to support our chosen charities further afield which include Rachel House (CHAS), Teenage Cancer Trust, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and Strummerville.”

Giles Ruck CEO Foundation Scotland said “We have worked with DF Concerts for almost 10 years and we are delighted to continue our partnership into 2017. By choosing Foundation Scotland to manage the funds, DF Concerts can be confidents the fund will have lasting impact in the communities around Strathallan.”

For more information about the fund visit or email Ros Houldsworth


Notes to Editors

T in the Park Community Fund
The Community Council areas are: Crieff, East Strathearn, Methven, Auchterarder, Blackford, Braco and Greenloaning, Muthill and Tullibardine and Dunning




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