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

Tannach and District Education and Training Bursary


The aim of the Tannach and District Education & Training Fund is to improve opportunities and livelihoods of people living in the Tannach and District Community Councils areas of Caithness.

Making A Difference

The Panel has identified key sectors which are relevant to the Fund area and would encourage applications from people undertaking training relevant to these Sectors. They are:

  • Health and Social Care
  • Teaching and Education
  • Food and Drink
  • Tourism and Customer Services
  • Culture, Heritage and the Natural Environment
  • Communications and Information Technology
  • Renewables, Energy and Climate Change
  • Engineering, Science, Maths and Technology
  • Construction and the Trades
  • Sea based industries


Age: you must be 16 or over.

Residence: you must live within the Fund area.

Retrospective funding: you cannot apply for funding for any costs incurred before a decision can be made.

Employer responsibilities: We will not fund training or equipment that your employer should be providing for you, or are necessary for you to carry out your current job.


You should apply as soon as you are sure that you are going to do the course. It will normally take around six-eight weeks to respond to your application so please let us know your deadlines.

If you need a response sooner than this please get in touch with us as soon as possible. If it is possible to turn your application around in time then we will do our best.

How to Apply

Please read the  fund factsheet prior to completing the application form.

If you have any questions please contact Eilidh on 07801 530 218 or

If you require any assistance to complete an application form please contact Caithness Voluntary Group on 01955 603 453 or visit

Applicants often ask Foundation Scotland's advice about information required for accounts and financial information. View further guidance and useful information.


Latest Grants

Bilbster and Thuster Hall Committee     

  • To fit insulation and larch cladding to the exterior of the hall and new fire doors which will improve the halls security, appearance and energy efficiency.         
  • Amount Awarded:          £20,757.60
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