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CTSI COVID-19 General Update – March 25th

CTSI UPDATE – March 25th 2020

We’d like to start today’s update by thanking every single person who has come forward to volunteer in recent weeks, and even in the last 72 hours. Hundreds of people in Clacks have now registered to volunteer in any way they can to support people in their community and to make sure that no one gets forgotten about during this difficult time. Your help is truly appreciated!

If you would like to get in touch with us please email or call 01259 213840.


View our website for useful information, latest guidance, and updates:

Update on Free School Meals:

View our Community Care Guide for local support groups (updated daily):

Latest advice and guidance from Clackmannanshire Council:

If you can drive, have a spare hour, or just want to help the community in any way you can, please register to volunteer and we will match you with an organisation that needs your skills:

We are continuing our appeal for volunteers for the following local organisations:

‼ Community Hub (Community Support) – message their FB page
‼ Alva Development Trust (Food Larder & Community Support) – please call 01259 760657 or message their FB page.
‼ Clackmannan Development Trust (Community Support) – please email

The Gate Foodbank continues to need support from the community to provide care packages to elderly and vulnerable groups across Clacks. They are currently accepting donations of food and toiletries. Please get in touch with them directly to arrange a drop-off. Call 01259 218766.

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


URGENT – The Third Sector Resilience Fund is now OPEN, grants of between £5,000 and £100,000 are available. Find out more:

Join us for our first ever Digital Community Breakfast:

We are continuing to update our COVID-19 page daily, it has a growing resource bank with relevant links and guidance for third sector organisations. View it here:

> Coronavirus Charity Help Fund:
> National Emergency Trust Fund:
> SCVO Information Hub:

Stay safe, everyone!

– CTSI Team

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