Engage COVID 19 Update - 04 August
Foundation Scotland - Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund
In partnership with the National Emergencies Trust they are providing funding to support constituted community groups and charities that are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Response phase launched in March and by early June had received over 1000 applications. To date they have distributed more than 750 grants and £3.2m in funds to communities right across Scotland.
Whilst the first phase of funding focussed on meeting communities most immediate needs, the fund is now focussing on Recovery. As some lockdown restrictions are lifted this phase of funding 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.
Renfrewshire Leisure and the Macmillan Move More project
In this week’s Volunteer blog we hear from Isabella who volunteers with the Macmillan Move More project. Isabella covers her own cancer journey and her volunteering experience.
Scottish Recovery Network Update
Scottish Recovery Network recently ran a programme of online conversation cafes where people from across Scotland; particularly those living with mental health challenges came together to talk about staying well during and after the COVID-19 lockdown. The experiences, insights and learning shared during the cafes is captured in a report, podcast and animation which you can access in our July/August newsletter https://bit.ly/33cSx90
This is an opportunity to hear from people living with mental health challenges about their experiences of lockdown but also to understand what helped people to stay well during a very challenging time and how this is helping them to live a good life as we move through the COVID-19 transition and recovery.
We will continue to share lived experience and learning as lockdown eases and we face new challenges as individuals, families, communities and a society. If you are interested in getting these straight to your email inbox you can sign up to our mailing list here https://www.scottishrecovery.net/eupdate/