Latest update from CEO, Claire Pattullo – Wellbeing Fund
Tues 19th May 2020
· At risk groups with new needs which are not being met by existing services.
· Providing vital wellbeing support on issues such as mental health, personal finances, employment, housing, food, physical health, and home life.
· Immediate and emerging forms support being delivered now and up to the end of July. Organisations can apply for additional costs incurred since 16th March 2020, if appropriate.
Applications can now be made for both immediate and emerging forms of support and it is recognised that the context for people and communities may change over time. Activity funded in this round can take place up until the end of July 2020 and the budget can be back dated to 16th March for work that has already been undertaken since then.
Pro-bono management consultancy services for social enterprises and charities
The Wednesday Group, is a student run consultancy firm with students from Edinburgh University who have joined with their colleagues from other top UK universities to create the COVID-19 Student Response Network (CSRN). Through CSRN they are offering their services to social enterprises and charities free during the pandemic. With the support of Accenture and Tata Consulting Services, student consultants will be provided with training and mentorship throughout the project to ensure their quality of work is to the highest possible standard. CSRN is already helping charities such as Age UK and are seeking to help the third sector in Scotland. Project start date: 22 June Project Length: 6-8 weeks. The student consultants are passionate about helping the third sector with any issue related to business, marketing, digital or long-term strategy. A sample project outline can be found here. If you would like to commission a project please contact William Brett firstname.lastname@example.org before the 7 June. More information at: csrn.org.uk
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