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 focussing on Recovery and will support organisations to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, to re-establish or re-design their activities to comply with new regulations in addition to providing emergency support for those who need it most.
As of 14 September 2020, 876 groups across Scotland have been supported through the RRR fund, with just under £3.5 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.
Applications for the Recovery phase opened on Monday 3rd August 2020.