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.

 

Acknowledge & Close

EDF Renewables Corriemoillie

Community Fund

Background

EDF Renewables Corriemoillie Community Fund is a charitable fund to benefit people living in the community council areas of Contin; Garve and District; Lochbroom; Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon; and Strathpeffer (the Area of Benefit).

EDF  is committed to providing a community benefit fund linked to its Corriemoillie Wind Farm, equal to £5,000 per MW of installed capacity. Based on the current wind farm export capacity of 48.45MW, the funding will comprise £242,250 in total per year, rising annually in accordance with the Consumer Price Index. The funding is expected to continue for the operating lifetime of the wind farm which is likely to be 25 years. More information about EDF can be found at: http://www.edfenergy.com/

The Community Fund will be split into six sub-funds. Each community council area will have its own local community fund, and there will be an Education and Training Fund covering all five community council areas, which will support a range of education, training or re-training opportunities. Following consultation with the local communities the Fund has been split as follows:

Education and Training Fund (20% of the total)
Contin (7% of the remainder)
Garve and District (80% of the remainder)
Lochbroom (1% of the remainder)
Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon (5% of the remainder)
Strathpeffer (7% of the remainder)

For more information om each local Fund and how to apply, please click on the links above.

Making A Difference

This money represents a significant amount of charitable income for the local area for the next 25 years.  Each community council area will set its own specific priorities for funding in light of the identified needs of local people. The priorities for the Education & Training Fund were developed by a Steering Group comprising representatives from the five local communities in the Area of Benefit, businesses, and education and training bodies.

How to Apply

Follow the links to the various funding streams for details on how to apply

Education and Training Fund

Contin 

Garve and District

Lochbroom

Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon

Strathpeffer

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