£500k in emergency funding handed out

Funding worries

Organisations from across Scotland have already benefited from emergency coronavirus funding 

8th April 2020 by Gareth Jones 1 Comment

Foundation Scotland has already distributed over £500,000 in the first week since launching its new emergency fund. 

The Response and Recovery and Resilience Fund was set up to support local charities and grassroots organisations across Scotland to help them respond to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and is already delivering results.

It offers vital funding for eligible groups that are adapting to support some of Scotland’s most affected and vulnerable people suffering through the many challenges facing communities because of Covid-19. 

Chief executive of Foundation Scotland, Giles Ruck, said: “In this time of national crisis, it is critical to distribute funds quickly to where they are most urgently needed. The Foundation Scotland Response Fund is offering that emergency funding now, we have a typical turnaround time of 72 hours from application to payment.

“Organisations that applied last week have already received essential funds. We are assessing some incredible applications from dedicated organisations that are responding quickly and imaginatively to the challenges of Covid-19.  We are eager to encourage other charities and community groups in need to apply so that funds can continue to reach those most in need through this challenging time.”

The funding is provided through the National Emergencies Trust, a UK-wide fundraising appeal which will distribute money through the network of community foundations.

The foundation has designed a quick and simple online application form where eligible groups can apply for grants between £1,000 and £5,000. 

Over 150 groups across Scotland have already received funding to support those most in need. This includes support to Glasgow the Caring City to help scale-up their successful Soap Aid campaign, The Rock Trust in Edinburgh to provide essential food, toiletries and mobile phone cards for young people moving on from homelessness and an award to Help Wellbeing Works in Dundee to support community members facing mental health challenges because of coronavirus.

For more information and to apply, visit the Foundation Scotland website

22nd April 2020 by ishmael wambua

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