The Fund has been established by the William Grant Foundation, Faith in Community Scotland and the National Lottery Community Fund so that Scotland’s network of local faith groups and related community organisations can provide immediate support for individuals and families during the early stages of COVID-19. We recognise that this network connects into communities across the country and that groups are in contact with some of the people who are most adversely affected by COVID-19.
This crisis has already proven that the most important things for all of us are our relationships and connections with each other – and this fund is to support the people most at risk of becoming disconnected. Since the Fund opened on Friday 27 March, approximately £70,000 has been awarded to over 100 groups across Scotland. https://www.faithincommunity.scot/covid19info?mc_cid=c67b8d0c5c&mc_eid=182507ccc3