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Holywood Trust Newsletter – 134

TRUST NEWS – Date: 7th August 2020


The next deadline for Organisation applications over £2,500 is:
Monday 5th October 2020

For the attention of any projects currently funded by The Holywood Trust:

The Trust recognises that Coronavirus will have a big impact on individuals, communities and charities throughout Dumfries and Galloway. In many instances, charities and local groups will be even more crucial than ever in providing practical and emotional support and tackling isolation. We want to reassure people that we will do what we can to help with this.

If you receive funding from The Holywood Trust, we will:

• Make sure grant payments are processed as normal. We know how important this is, particularly where our grant contributes to someone’s salary. Any Trust grants that contribute to someone’s salary will continue to be paid, even if that person is unable to deliver their role due to the impact of Coronavirus. We will continue to pay grant instalments online.
• Offer flexibility around timescales. We recognise the current situation could impact in a range of ways. For example: some face-to-face delivery roles may have to be suspended for a period; charities’ resources may need to be redirected; support might need to be delivered in different ways; and the timelines you planned may have to change. We’re happy to have a conversation if you would like to use your funding over a different time period than originally planned.
• Allow for the impact of the current situation when reading charities’ reports. We understand that it might be difficult for you to currently meet some of the outcomes of your grant. If you feel a conversation about this would be helpful, please do get in touch. However, we will expect to see this reflected in many organisations’ reports, and given how busy many organisations are please don’t feel you have to take time out to discuss this with us outside of your regular reporting schedule

The Trust has taken the decision to close its offices until further notice. All staff are working remotely and have access to emails. Can we ask that if you need to contact us, please email and we will respond to you as soon as we can.