The National Emergencies Trust has set up a Coronavirus Appeal to raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations that can provide vital support to people in the quickest way possible. Funds are being sought from members of the public, corporate donors, charitable trusts, community fundraising, and existing and new government funding programmes.
Funds for Scottish organisations will be distributed by Foundation Scotland through the ‘Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund’ (RRR).
The first phase on funding focussed on providing emergency funding for local charities and grassroots organisation supporting people most in need.
The fund is now in the Resilience Phase and will support organisations with their long-term planning, helping them become more sustainable in the future, despite the continued uncertainty. They will continue to provide emergency support for those who need it most.
As of 12 February 2021, 1,401 groups across Scotland have been supported through the RRR fund, with over £7 million distributed to community groups and organisations supporting the most vulnerable people in Scotland. A list of organisations that have been awarded funding is available on Foundation Scotland’s website.