The Foundation has gathered significant grant-making skills and expertise over its 30 year history and we are committed to sharing that with others in our sector. We do this by offering delivery and support services to our fellow grant-makers, or to people developing new grant-making programmes. The services we can offer include:
- Ad hoc and occasional work such as developing grant-management systems, devising proportionate application procedures, or delivering health checks or audits.
- Short-term or interim services, such as maternity leave cover or providing additional assessment capacity to clear bottlenecks.
- Longer-term support such as overseeing or managing aspects of grant-making on behalf of another funder, including local authorities and the Scottish Government.
Or Fortify Social Enterprise (CIC) has been established as the vehicle that we will use to deliver these services. Fortify will sit under the Foundation and will therefore be able to access the skills and knowledge of the Foundation staff to ensure that we can deliver the best possible service. As a Social Enterprise, any surplus arising from the difference in the fee we charge and the actual cost of the work carried out, will be ring-fenced to be used for social good.
If you are interested in finding out more about the services that Fortify can offer, please contact Connie Williamson at email@example.com