How to Guide: The Proposal Process

Thinking about submitting a proposal for Cattanach funding? This article is going to tell you a little bit about what that will be like.

My first 100 days at Cattanach

In June, we were delighted to welcome Jemma Slater to the Cattanach team as our new Grants and Relationships Officer. In this blog, Jemma talks about how she has found her first months at Cattanach and what excites her for the future.

Cattanach Thanks Two Retiring Trustees

Saying goodbye is never easy As the seasons change, there are goodbyes and, hopefully, hellos at Cattanach as well: We are saying goodbye to two of our Trustees, Rhoda Reid and Duncan McEachran. The Cattanach Board and Team extend their heartfelt thanks to Rhoda Reid and Duncan McEachran, who both retired from the Board at the Q3 2020 meeting.

1001 Day Movement Statement

In July, the Minister for Department of Health and Social Care – Andrea Leadsom MP – announced a new review into the healthy development of infants. It is hoped that this review will investigate and improve the support available to babies and their families from conception to age two. In order to do this, the government are inviting parents, volunteers and professionals to share their views through an online consultation which is running until Friday 16th October. The First 1001 Day movement has released a statement urging all members and supporters of the movement to respond to the consultation.

First 400 days

Presidents and Prime Ministers tend to get only 100 days until the first summaries of their experiences – and judgements of their performance – start to crop up. In the grant making world, the clock thankfully ticks a little bit differently. So today, I would like to share with you my thoughts and reflections about my first 400-odd days as Chief Executive of Cattanach.

Board meeting Q3 2020

It has been a very busy quarter here at Cattanach HQ as we continue through our 2020 Stepping Stone strategy, focusing on key internal and external change while preparing the foundation for our 2021-2025 strategy.

Internship in a remote world

We've been delighted to welcome Harry Cox into the Cattanach team to complete his internship this summer. Despite never having met the team in person, Harry is already having a demonstrable impact in supporting us to showcase the amazing work of our grantees. But what is it really like doing an internship in these remote working days? Here Harry tells us all about it!

Babies In Lockdown

A new report, Babies in Lockdown, has shone a light on the impact of Covid-19 on babies by listening to the voices of 5, 474 expectant and new parents of their experience of lockdown as family support systems were withdrawn.

Putting our money where our children’s mouths are: Understanding public spending on children’s wellbeing

Cattanach is excited to work with Children in Scotland and the Carnegie UK Trust on a joint project to make recommendations for a children's wellbeing budget focusing on the First 1,001 Days.

Continuation Grants Q2 2020

In Q2 2020 no new applications were considered but Trustees confirmed continuation funding for a number of grantees.

Grantees Covid-19 response

The last 6 weeks of lockdown have changed the world as we know it and forced our grantees and ourselves to adapt quickly to a changing landscape.

Third Sector Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Fund Announced

Scottish Government Funding for charities to help families. Mums, dads and families at risk of poor mental health during pregnancy and the early years will be able to access enhanced peer support, parenting support and perinatal counselling services, with new annual funding of up to £1 million.