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CTSI COVID-19 General Update – March 27th

CTSI UPDATE – March 27th 2020

To round off this week we’d like to thank every single person who has registered to volunteer in response to COVID-19. We’re astounded at the number of people who have come forward to assist us in the massive effort to make sure no one is left behind. As this lockdown continues, many people with no family or support networks will benefit immensely from the help being offered by the community. We’re so thankful for the support of the community, it’s been great to see local groups take the lead in ensuring people feel included.

If you would like to get in touch with us over the weekend, please email or message our Facebook.


We have created a Community Care Guide which details local support available in your area as well as a comprehensive list of helplines and care services:

View our dedicated COVID-19 for further resources:

Latest advice and guidance from Clackmannanshire Council

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

Register to volunteer:

The following organisations still require more volunteers to help them continue to deliver support to vulnerable groups across Clacks:

‼ 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:


The National Emergencies Trust Fund is NOW OPEN for applications:

The Third Sector Resilience Fund is still OPEN, they have already received a high volume of applications:

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

Note on PVGs from Volunteer Scotland:

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:

We hope everyone has a great weekend, thank you for your continued support!

– CTSI Team

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