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CTSI COVID-19 General Update – April 6th

CTSI UPDATE – April 6th 2020

It’s the start of a new week! We’d like to thank the hundreds of people who have registered to volunteer over the past couple of weeks. We have been overwhelmed by the response from the community. Your continued support is truly appreciated.

If you would like to get in touch with us please call 01259 213 840, email or message our Facebook page.


View our Community Care Guide for local support and general helplines:

Clackmannanshire Council have launched their new Community Support Helpline today. The helpline has been set up to support vulnerable individuals, including those who have been asked to take shielding measures. You can call them at 01259 452275 or email

More details on Shielding –

Thank you to everyone who has registered to volunteer so far, the response from the community has been amazing. Most of our groups are now at capacity for volunteers, however if you would still like to help out, please print off some Community Assistance Cards to reach out to your neighbours who may need some help. Download a copy here:

We’ve written a short blog post on volunteering during COVID-19, outlining how you can protect yourself and others:

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland are still recruiting Kindness Callers to check-in with people who are worried, scared, or lonely because of self-isolation. Register here:


We have taken the decision to postpone our Third Sector Awards until a later date. However, nominations for awards will remain open until May 29th. You can complete the nomination form here:

SCVO have produced a great guide for groups who need help with changing the delivery of their services:

Funding Opportunities:

? The National Emergencies Trust Fund –
? The Third Sector Resilience Fund –
? Youth Scotland (prioritising members) –

More funding options can be found on our COVID-19 page:

General advice for groups thinking of setting up a befriending scheme in response to COVID-19:

Note on PVGs from Volunteer Scotland

Stay safe, we hope everyone has a good week!

– CTSI Team

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