General Update from CTSI
Reflecting on the last four months…
Over the past four months Clackmannanshire’s Third Sector organisations have been supporting our most vulnerable community members. From carrying out food and prescription deliveries, to providing craft and care boxes, to dog walking and offering online and telephone befriending services, staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly to support the community. Our groups have been proactive in ensuring no one feels isolated or alone during this pandemic.
As restrictions start to ease and more local groups, social enterprises and sports clubs start to reopen, CTSI are here to support in any way we can. We have provided 42 groups small grants totalling just over £8,800 via our Reset, Restart, Reopen grant. A further 28 organisations have been given Covid signage to ensure they can open safely – this includes distancing tape, floor decals and portable sneeze guards.
In partnership with Clackmannanshire Council, 65 third sector organisations have been provided with hand sanitiser and face shields for both staff and volunteers to continue supporting our local community and providing much needed services.
During the last four months, £486,748 has come into Clackmannanshire via the Scottish Government’s Covid Emergency Grants. Julie Haslam, Team Leader for Membership, Enterprise & Capacity Building, notes that even during a pandemic our community is proactive and ready to support those most vulnerable in our community. Bringing in this amount of funding in such a short period of time to the smallest county just goes to show how much our sector contributes locally.
We want to thank all the charities, voluntary and community organisations, and social enterprises for their ongoing work, and to again encourage them to get in touch with us if they need any support or advice.