In 2020 Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) supported eight projects affected by the COVID-19 crisis to evaluate and learn about their response to the crisis. The aim of this support was to strengthen their response and their recovery, by improving what they do or guiding future plans and strategies. This work was supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.
Forres Area Community Trust (FACT) worked differently to support the local community during the crisis. This included partnering more with other local organisations to deliver emergency food parcels and support to help people to connect digitally. They share their learning in this case study.