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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Volunteers sought for wind farm fund panel

15 October 2018

Residents living in the Donside Community Council areas of Kildrummy, Lumsden and Towie, are being sought to be part of the local community panel which decides on how a community fund supplied by a wind farm operator should be distributed. The fund is provided by Greencoat UK in connection with its Kildrummy Wind Farm. The level of funding for 2018 is £25,616, and the fund is administered by Foundation Scotland.

The eight member panel consists of two representatives from each of the three communities, plus two Donside Community Council representatives. One of the current representatives from each of the three communities is due to retire, so there are three places available to be filled.

Interested individuals can download a role profile and a nomination form at where further information about the fund is available. You can also contact the Fund Manager Iain Catto on 0791 275 9525 or email from whom paper copies of the nomination form can be obtained.

Nomination forms should be submitted, signed by two other community members who are not related to the nominee, to Foundation Scotland by 9th November 2018. An election will be held if more than one nomination is received from any of the three areas.

Retiring Panel member Jamie Mayo said: “ “I have been a member of the Panel since it started in 2013, and it has been enjoyable working with other local people to ensure that the money from the Kildrummy wind farm is spent wisely to benefit the local area. I would encourage others to apply to be part of the Panel, as you do feel that you are helping to make a difference.”


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