Emergency funding made available for Tayside charities

Foundation Scotland has made £2.2 million available to charities across Scotland and is inviting community groups and organisations in Dundee and Perth to apply.

Foundation Scotland set up their Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund to support as many people as possible through the coronavirus pandemic.

The organisation is working in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust to distribute grants between £1,000 and £5,000.

So far over 500 projects have benefited from the cash.

Foundation Scotland has produced an application form that can be accessed on their website, with organisations generally receiving funds in 72 hours.

Local group, Yusuf Youth Initiative received £5,000 to provide new, remote, support services for their minority ethnic client group through online help, structured activities, and emergency food.

Faisal Hussein, CEO, Yusuf Youth Initiative said: “I would like to thank Foundation Scotland for their ongoing support which has helped us over the years. In the current pandemic, they have been swift in their response and supported us through a change in the delivery of our services.”

Foundation Scotland is actively encouraging local constituted groups and small charities in need to apply to help support the most vulnerable and affected through coronavirus. 

Listen to Helen Wray from Foundation Scotland on why they are supporting charities below:

More from Local News

Today's Weather

  • Dundee

    Light rain shower

    High: 12°C | Low: 7°C

  • Perth

    Light rain shower

    High: 12°C | Low: 7°C

Local News