Latest situation, resources and funding in Scotland

Resources and information:

Scottish Government’s information about Covid-19 in Scotland 

UK Government’s ‘Coronavirus, what you need to know’

NHS Inform Covid-19

NHS Covid-19

Scotland’s Alliance for International Development

SCVO Coronavirus Information Hub

Overview of Health Protection Scotland Covid-19 resources available

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Covid-19 education resources

Overview of NHS Covid-19 resources available

NHS Covid-19 resources (posters, leaflets, etc)

Health Protection Scotland Covid-19 info for social or community care and residential settings (v1.6)

Covid-19: guidance for Scottish Government Stakeholders on the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

We will continue to share key Scottish Covid-19 resources on this page.  If you have a resource you feel should usefully be shared here, please email david(at)scotland-malawipartnership.org.

 

Funding for Scottish-based organisations:

We are aware of the following funding opportunities for Scottish-based organisations affected by Covid-19:

  • Third Sector Resilience Fund - a £20m emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations which find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Community Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund - the National Emergencies Trust has set up a Coronavirus Appeal to raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations that can provide vital support - funds for Scottish organisations will be distributed by Foundation Scotland.
  • Creative Scotland - three funding programmes have been launched to help provide further support to sustain the country’s creative community impacted by coronavirus.
  • CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund - grants of up to £10,000 to help smaller organisations to continue to deliver much needed support. 
  • Corra Foundation – a series of unrestricted immediate micro-grants have been offered directly to 31 organisations who have held Scottish Government small grants with Corra in the last year to help support their activities overseas and their partners at this difficult time (this is not an open grant call and is only open to these 31 organisations).

Further funding information and links are available on the Coronavirus Third Sector Information Hub funding page.

 

News:

We recognise there is strong interest in Malawi in the situation in Malawi so we will endeavor to keep this page updated with links to relevant news items regarding the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Scotland.  We are grateful for the messages of support and solidarity received, at this difficult time, from our friends in Malawi. 

Covid-19: Scotland recommends face coverings, but England does not follow suit BMJ, 29th April

Coronavirus in Scotland: Half of deaths now in care homes BBC News, 29 April

What is Scotland's strategy for easing the coronavirus lockdown? BBC News, 23 April 

Quarter of Scottish coronavirus deaths in care homes BBC News 15th April

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: updates as scientists review impact of lockdown  The Scotsman, Tuesday 14th April

Coronavirus in Scotland - Who is dying and where? BBC Scotland News, 8th April 

Coronavirus Scotland: 366 die from virus as confirmed cases reach 45657  Daily Record, 8th April  

Coronavirus in Scotland, warning over economic impact of lockdown BBC News 8th April 

Schools will stay shut for ‘foreseeable future’ after claims England’s will reopen after Easter  The Scottish Sun, 8th April 

Coronavirus; How does Scotland's prevalence compare to the rest of the UK?  The National, 8th April 

Coronavirus: Scotland's chief medical officer resigns over lockdown trips  BBC News 6th April

 

See also: 

How the SMP is responding

Latest situation and resources in Scotland

Member appeals

Member perspectives