News archive for 2020
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.
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.
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!
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to the voices of 5, 474 expectant and new parents of their experience of lockdown as family support systems were withdrawn.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.
In Q2 2020 no new applications were considered but Trustees confirmed continuation funding for a number of grantees.
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.
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.
Do you want to make a difference for very young children? Then join Team Cattanach! We are recruiting for Trustees and welcome applications from individuals with a particular interest and expertise relating to the Early Years, as well as individuals with experience in investment, finance or digital.
As a member of the First 1001 Days Movement, Cattanach has signed a joint statement with over 40 partner organisations in response to COVID-19. We are calling for the UK Government and Scottish Government as well as all other national and local leaders to give urgent attention to the wellbeing, safety and health of babies and very young children during the current crisis and act accordingly.
The Third Sector Resilience Fund, amounting to a total of £20 million, is now open for applications.
Cattanach fully understands how disconcerting the current situation is for our grantees and all those working in the voluntary sector. We are here to support you. Here is more information on our plans. Of course, we would love to hear from you directly about what we can do to help.