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).
Most immediately, the Response element will provide emergency funding for local charities and grassroots organisation supporting people most in need.
In the medium and longer term, Recovery and Resilience will fund a wider group of local charities and community organisations whose operations and finances have been affected so they can recover, re-establish or re-design their activities once the outbreak eases in response to community needs at that point.
As of 1 May 2020, 498 groups across Scotland have been supported through the RRR fund, with £1.8 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.