“We continue to work with our other grantees such as Northsound Cash for Kids, currently undertaking one of their biggest ever appeals, to address capacity and support requirements where possible.
“While there is much to contend with in the here and now, I am proud to lead a team which has the space and vision to look to the future and consider what ‘tomorrow’ may bring and how we can mitigate the challenging circumstances, and work intelligently with our partners to provide an essential value-add approach.
“In terms of programme delivery, our YPI, RAiSE and Excelerate programmes are in detailed discussions with stakeholders about how we adapt our models to thrive and provide enhanced structure once schools return.
“We are continuing to be advisers to a number of partner organisations and will continue to deploy our long-established venture philanthropic, funder-plus, model in the months and years ahead.
“The world will not return to normal as we knew it. The third sector and education have vital roles to play in ensuring we foster a ‘new normal’ which provides all of Scotland’s young people with the opportunities to thrive.”