In partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Foundation Scotland launched their Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund at the end of March 2020. By February 2021 they had distributed £7 million in funds to 1,400 charities and community groups the length of Scotland.
The Response phase of the fund focussed on meeting the most immediate needs of our communities, a crisis support. As some lockdown restrictions were lifted, the Fund moved to the Recovery phase in August. Funding focussed more on enabling organisations to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, and to re-establish or re-design their activities to comply with new regulations.
As we entered tighter restrictions once again, it became more evident that Covid-19 will impact on third sector operations well into 2021 and perhaps beyond. The Fund moved into the Resilience phase in November 2020.
The fund’s priority was then supporting organisations with their long-term planning, helping them become more sustainable in the future, despite the continued uncertainty.
The Fund closed in February 2021.