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 Wind Farm Charitable Trust

Background

The Tannach and District Charitiable Wind Farm Trust, formed in partnership between Tannach and District Community Council and Foundation Scotland, has been set up to allow funds from different companies or donors, pledged for the benefit of the Tannach and District community, to be managed in an efficient and effective way. The current Donors are:

  • Gresham House Asset Management, owner of the Wathegar Wind Farm, current Fund balance £36,400.
  • Gresham House Asset Management, owner of Wathegar 2 Wind Farm, current Fund balance £60,700.
  • Other Donors may contribute in the future.

 

The Trust is managed by Foundation Scotland but decisions on awards are made by a local Panel of up to 12 Tannach and District residents, including two Community Councillors, with local knowledge and interests. Panel Members serve for between two and four years.

The E.ON Camster Community Fund also covers this community council area and is administered by Foundation Scotland.  

For information on all the funds in the area click here

Information on awards made from the previous Tannach & District Community Fund can be found in the Year 1 and Year 2 annual reports under Fund News

 

Panel Vacancies 

The Trust is currently recruiting up to 5 residents aged 16 or over to serve on the Tannach & District Community Trust Panel or a period of 2 – 4 years initially. Applications can be completed online at

https://tinyurl.com/y2247g9h 

Online access is not essential to the role, forms can be posted to any interested party.

Timescales

The fund operates two funding rounds and two deadlines per year:

Deadline

Notification

30 June

September

31 December

March

How to Apply

Please read the  fund factsheet  prior to completing the online application form or download the application form

 If you have any questions please contact Eilidh Gunn on 07801 530 218 or eilidh@foundationscotland.org.uk

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

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

 

 

Grants

Latest Grants

Thrumster SWI

  • To run a floral art class for members.
  • Amount awarded: £1,020

Hearing and Sight Care

  • To contribute to the group's general running costs in order to maintain services including home visits and outreach clinics.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Science 03

  • To contribute to the cost of the 2020 festival.
  • Amount awarded: £2,000

North Apex Gymnastic Club

  • To contribute to the cost of team tracksuits.
  • Amount awarded: £750

 

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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