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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Greencoat Drone Hill

Community Fund

Background

The Greencoat Drone Hill Community Fund benefits those living within the areas covered by Reston & Auchencrow, Grantshouse, Coldingham, and Cockburnspath & Cove Community Councils. The Fund is provided by Greencoat UK Wind, who own and operate the Drone Hill Wind Farm, and is managed by Foundation Scotland.

The Fund was opened in 2012.  An annual amount of £40,000, rising in line with inflation, will be paid into the Fund for the operating life of the wind farm.

A Community Panel, made up of people who live, work or volunteer in the four areas decide how grants are awarded from the Fund.

Groups and organisations working to benefit people in the four areas can apply to the Fund.  The group must have a constitution (a governing document or set of rules) and be set up on a not-for-profit basis.  It does not need to be a registered charity to apply.

Making A Difference

The fund provides grants of between £250 and £10,000 to support charitable activities that:

  • Enhance quality of life for local residents.

  • Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities.

  • Promote community spirit and encourage community activity.

A wide range of costs and activities will be considered for funding e.g.; equipment costs, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities.

The panel will welcome applications that propose to work across the four areas.

Timescales

Deadline

Panel Meeting

13 March 2020

4 May 2020

18 September 2020

9 November 2020

How to Apply

Please complete the online application  or download an application form.  Please also ensure you read the fund factsheet before completing your application.  Completed forms and supporting documents must be received by the deadline.

For more information contact Malcolm Jack on 0131 524 0302 or email.

Grants

Latest Grants

Grantshouse Community Council (Tractor/mower/cutter)             

  • To contribute to the costs of purchasing a mini tractor, flail mower and hedge cutter for maintaining the woodland walk around the Eyewater, thereby improving the visual amenity and accessibility of the area and increasing its use for health and wellbeing
  • Amount Awarded:          £10,000.00

Eyemouth High School Parent Council (Gym refurb)        

  • To contribute to the costs of refurbishing the fitness suite at Eyemouth High School, thereby enhancing the health and wellbeing of staff and pupils who use it.
  • Amount Awarded:          £3,500.00

Berwickshire Coastal Arts: One Coast Many Voices          

  • To part-fund a professional recording of The People and the Sea stage production, editing and production of 100 DVDs for participants and distribution across communities, thereby enhancing long-term cultural impact of the stage production.             
  • Amount Awarded:          £1,880.00

Reston Community Company (Ride-on mower) 

  • To fund replacement of a ride-on mower with a more suitable robust professional machine with a life expectancy of 20+ years to maintain public spaces and thereby enhance local residents’ quality of life.             
  • Amount Awarded:          £9,000.00

Outside The Box Development Support Ltd        

  • To contribute to the costs of continuing the LINKS (Linking Ideas for Nourishment, Knowledge and Support) project offering workshops, events, shared cooking and eating sessions for individuals, families and groups, thereby improving health, nutrition and wellbeing.
  • Amount Awarded:          £3,200.00

The Learning Space       

  • To contribute to the costs of purchasing gas burners that can be used within existing ovens and other cooking equipment to enhance the educational and social experience available to children with significant additional support needs.         
  • Amount Awarded:          £1,800.00

Grantshouse Community Council (Covid Microgrants)    

  • To provide a fund for distribution to groups and individuals in response to COVID-19 in the form of micro-grants up to a maximum of £250.        
  • Amount Awarded:          £5,000.00

Coldingham Community Council (Covid Microgrants)     

  • To provide a fund for distribution to groups and individuals in response to COVID-19 in the form of micro-grants up to a maximum of £250.        
  • Amount Awarded:          £5,000.00

Reston and Auchencrow Community Council (Covid Microgrants)    

  • To provide a fund for distribution to groups and individuals in response to COVID-19 in the form of micro-grants up to a maximum of £250.        
  • Amount Awarded:          £5,000.00

Cockburnspath and Cove Community Council (Covid Microgrants)    

  • To provide a fund for distribution to groups and individuals in response to COVID-19 in the form of micro-grants up to a maximum of £250.        
  • Amount Awarded:          £5,000.00

Grantshouse Community Council (Devolved grants)        

  • To fund a range of local charitable projects as listed in the Community Council's forward plan.
  • Amount Awarded:          £2,397.00

 

Previous Fund Reports

Fund Report 2016 - 2017

Fund Report 2015 - 2016

Fund Report 2012 - 2015

 

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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