STV Appeal’s Response to Covid-19

The STV Children’s Appeal recognises that the Covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on the charities we work with, and we want to offer reassurance that we will be as flexible and helpful as possible during this time to allow them to focus on the vital work of supporting some of the most vulnerable families and communities across Scotland.

Our initial response to the crisis includes the following measures:

Immediate donation to FareShare

The STV Children’s Appeal has granted funding from the monies raised through the 2019 Appeal of £400,000 to FareShare – a network of charitable food redistributors who receive good quality surplus food across the industry and get it to frontline charities and community groups. Read more.

Cascading information about and funding from Scottish Government Covid-19 Funds to charities supported by STV Appeal

The Scottish Government has unveiled a £350m package of support for charities and others who require additional capacity to work with at-risk people who may be worst affected by the crisis. We are making our eligible charities aware of this and other sources of support that will help them weather this crisis.

Our commitment to collaborate

At this time, the STV Children’s Appeal is keen to collaborate with other funders and a range of partners across Scotland to work together as a sector by directing funding as quickly as possible to help those impacted by the coronavirus.

Additional measures

In addition, we will launch an emergency fundraising campaign. We know that many charities that we support, along with children and young people across Scotland who were already struggling will be pushed further into poverty. We will do all that we can to ensure those who are in a position to help through donations, fundraising or strategic partnerships can make a difference through the STV Children’s Appeal. We’ll also continue to shine a spotlight on the work that our charities are undertaking and highlighting areas where communities are pulling together to help those most vulnerable.

Help for charities we currently fund

If your plans need to change, a delay is likely to your agreed reporting timescales, or you need to spend agreed grants differently to meet the need you see in front of you right now, please get in touch when you can and we’ll do our best to support you through this difficult time.

Stay in touch

If you are a charity and we can help you, or if you are in a position to help through fundraising or donating, please get in touch: or call 0141 300 3984.