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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Wind Farm Panel Members Wanted!

05 June 2018

Six vacancies have arisen for local people to join the Tannach and District Fund Panel.  The locally elected panel make decision on awards from the Tannach & District Wind Farm Charitable Trust.

This is an opportunity to help ensure the fund continues to provide a real benefit to local people.  The nomination period will remain open until 30 June 2018.

The Trust allows up to 12 residents from the Tannach and District Community Council area,  aged 16 or over to serve on Panel for a period of between two and four years initially. 

For those interested, application forms can be completed online at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=eNTJ099Ymkq8XcLMWeEqY7CUAl_ey4ZMrpE4tdMJOxZUNE4wWTJOVUVPNjk1WFc4UE1OUU5KWDZSUC4u.  A copy of the application can sent to those unable to access the forms online.

 The Fund operates two deadlines per year and meets three times per year to consider applications and make awards, and keep an overview of the spend and ensure the Fund priorities are being addressed. The Fund has c. £55,000 available per year to support projects that benefit people living in the communities of Thrumster, Tannach, Newton Hill, Milton and Haster, a map of the Tannach and District Community Council area is available on the Highland Council web site.

To find out more about the fund or to apply go to Foundation Scotland’s website at www.foundationscotland.org.uk/tannach

 For more information contact Eilidh Gunn on eilidh@foundationscotland.org.uk or 07801 530218.  

 

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