Learning from the rapid funding response
May 21, 2020
A new evaluation of the first 12 days of Foundation Scotland's Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund should help to ensure future funding is as effective as possible.
The funding response to support voluntary and community sector activity around the impact of Covid-19 was unprecedented, and quickly learning about what worked and what didn’t is essential to ensuring future funding is as effective as possible.
Therefore, Foundation Scotland commissioned Scottish Community Development Centre to survey recipients of its Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund from the fund’s first 12 days when just over £1m in grants was distributed to 300 different projects.
The high response to the survey was very encouraging and shows how important this funding has been to the recipients and their commitment to continuing to support those people who are most vulnerable and at risk during the crisis and in the aftermath.
The evaluation report is now available, and highlights the key impacts of the funding, and the main challenges that the grantees are now facing. The review has set out a list of recommendations for Foundation Scotland (and other funders) to consider when developing and delivering future phases of the Fund. Click on the link below to access the full and summary reports.