The Ross County Foundation has today launched the #ForOurPeople Campaign, tackling key issues during the current COVID-19 shutdown. The Foundation received a £5,000 grant from Foundation Scotland to assist in the provision of services during the pandemic which will help people right here in our local area.
Awarded from The Community Response, Recovery and Resilience fund, the grant will go towards funding meals to the most vulnerable in the Ross County community as well as further extending the telephone outreach of the club on the back of the calls made to over 65 season ticket holders last week to identify the key support needs in our area. The Ross County Foundation will work with local community groups and organisations to assist and execute the delivery of the programme.
With 1 in 4 people estimated to come out of the pandemic with mental health concerns, it is felt that a portion of this funding should be set aside to ensure we are in constant communication with our fans and supporters that may be in need of support and conversation during this time. This will be coupled by regular deliveries of meals to those in desperate need in our local community.
On securing the funding, Community Manager, Gordon Duff said “We are delighted to receive the funding but now the work really begins. We are fully aware of the challenges facing people in our community at the moment and it is important that, as a pillar of the local community, we can help at this time. We have identified that meal supply and communication are two areas where we can really work with our community to help them and that is where we will focus our efforts. Our thanks go to Foundation Scotland for making the grant available.”