LATEST GRANTS AWARDS
The Foundation presented a total of 68 applications for its June board meeting, and recommended to the Trustees 36 applications for support – a 53 per cent success rate.
The Trustees approved Henry Duncan Awards totalling £188,995, mainly to organisations working with children and adults with physical and/or mental disabilities, carers and families in chaos, elderly people and those living in poverty.
Of the 36 award recommendations, 14 were for grants of £5,000 or less, and four of these related to small grant applications, providing vital support to very small, fragile organisations.
HENRY DUNCAN AWARDS
Home-Start Aberdeen, based in the Mastrick area of the city, received £6,927 to meet the salary costs of a new development worker. The charity provides emotional support, friendship and practical support to families with at least one child under the age of five.
Banchory-based Supporting Children in Learning for Life, which supports parents and professionals involved with children with additional support needs to help those children reach their full potential, received £4,314 for the salary of a part-time administrator.
A grant of £6,000 towards the salary of a street youth worker went to Oyster Trust, which runs a cafe in the heart of Arbroath, providing employment and volunteering opportunities to young adults with learning support needs. It also does street work at weekends, engaging with young people in the town’s housing schemes.
Argyll and Bute
Islay & Jura Community Enterprises, which trades as Mactaggart Leisure Centre in Bowmore, Islay, provides a wide range of activities for all ages, especially the more vulnerable disadvantaged groups in Islay and Jura. It received £7,660 towards running costs.
Lorn and Oban Healthy Options Ltd, which aims to improve physical activity, health and wellbeing of people with a chronic illness, received £3,500 towards staff and volunteer training expenses.
Brooksbank Centre & Services, based in the city’s Mid Craigie area, provides a range of services, such as money advice, a poverty programme and a cafe. It received £5,116 to cover a cook’s salary.
Also based in Mid Craigie, 50+ Elderly and Disabled Club, which provides a place for older people to interact, received £872 towards two bus trips.
Circles Around Dundee, which sets up and facilitates circles of friends in schools and local communities for children with additional support needs, received £7,000 towards outreach workers’ salaries.
Dumfries and Galloway
A grant of £6,500 was awarded to Dumfries and Galloway Senior Forum, which promotes the welfare of people over the age of 50.
Based in Milton of Campsie, Silver Birch (Scotland) Ltd produces and sells mushroom compost, ornamental bark, plants and multi-purpose compost, providing work experience and skills development to adults with learning disabilities. It received £6,151 towards the upgrading of a derelict building.
Dove Social Day Centre, which provides a number of services to the over-50s in the Wester Hailes area of the city, received £6,000 towards the costs of rent and electricity.
A grant of £6,000 went to Equal Futures, which works throughout the Central Belt supporting families and people with disabilities by creating a “circle” of lifelong friends and by helping prepare families to plan for the future. The grant goes towards a development officer’s salary costs.
Sikh Sanjog, a Leith-based organisation which supports women and their families from the Sikh and black and ethnic minority communities, received £6,000 towards salary costs.
North West Carers Centre, which provides support, help and respite to carers in the north west of the city, was awarded
£5,364 towards core costs.
The Refugee Survival Trust, which prevents the destitution of refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland who are in need of food, basic clothing and support costs, received £6,236 to meet office rental costs.
Women onto Work supports women who have never experienced a working environment due to issues such as childcare, debt, mental health, isolation, abuse and relationship worries. The charity received £5,500 towards salary costs.
Edinburgh-based Befriending Network (Scotland) Ltd, which provides information and support for befriending projects throughout the country, received £5,500 towards the salary of a part-time administrator.
A grant of £5,000 went to North Edinburgh Arts Centre towards the costs of creating workshops. The organisation provides opportunities for people to participate and access a range of art-related activities.
The Living Memory Association, which enables older people to get involved in their community through the use of reminiscence and oral history work, received £5,000 towards the running costs of an intergenerational project working with excluded young people.
West Edinburgh Timebank, which facilitates a service involving an exchange of time and skills of people in Wester Hailes, received £2,500 towards salary costs.
Crossline Central Charitable Trust, which provides free counselling and support services for people in Central Scotland, received £6,500 towards the salary of a part-time service manager.
A grant of £7,500 went to 3D Drumchapel, which provides support to children, young people and families through a range of services. The grant goes towards the salary of a children and family worker.
Integrating Tomorrow’s Communities, which offers support to asylum seekers, received £5,200 towards the salary of a part-time senior youth worker.
A £5,000 grant was awarded to the Brunswick Centre, in the heart of Balornock, which offers a wide range of sporting and leisure activities. The money goes towards the cost of running two youth clubs, including sessional staff costs and the provision of external activities.
Temple St Ninians After School Care, which was set up by parents in the Knightswood area of the city, received £5,000 towards the costs of a part-time playworker.
A grant of £5,000 went to the Volunteer Tutors Organisation – Glasgow, which provides one-to-one tuition and support with learning to disadvantaged children in their own homes.
Caberfeidh Horizons, based in Kingussie, owns two small bookshops which it uses as a training facility for people with learning disabilities, mental health and the long-term unemployed. It received £6,000 towards the salary of a training and development manager.
Inverness and District Friends of ARMS Ltd, which runs a therapy centre for people with multiple sclerosis and provides back-up support to their families and carers, was awarded £5,940 towards the costs of extending opening hours.
Assynt Leisure, a community-based group which manages a leisure, youth and learning centre in Lochinver, was awarded £5,000 towards the salary of a development manager to develop support specifically to disadvantaged members of the community.
Based in Greenock, Starter Packs Inverclyde provides basic household items to people who are moving out of homelessness and into a tenancy. It received £7,275 towards the salary of a part-time co-ordinator.
A grant of £1,500 went to Moray Mental Health towards the cost of six outings for its members. The charity aims to improve the quality of life for people suffering from long-term mental illnesses by providing them with the opportunity to meet socially with others with similar problems.
Crossroads (Orkney), based in Kirkwall, provides advice, information and practical support for carers. The charity received a £5,000 grant towards the salary costs of its children’s service care attendants.
Paisley Child Contact Centre, which provides a secure meeting place for the children of estranged parents, received £1,440 to cover the cost of hall rental.
South Ayrshire Befriending Project, which recruits and trains adult befriending volunteers to support young people, was awarded £6,500 towards rental costs.
Haldane Youth Service, based in Balloch, offers a range of activities, and was awarded £3,500 towards the salary of a part-time youth worker for its hop, skip and jump project.
Caraidean Uibhist (Uist Befriending Service), which provides support through one-to-one, group and telephone befriending to vulnerable members of a remote community, received £6,000 towards the salary of a co-ordinator.
CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS
Couple Counselling Lothian, which provides a confidential counselling service for adults, children and young people, received £4,788.
The Penicuik and District Young Men’s Christian Association and Young Women’s Christian Association, which provides childcare via a breakfast club, after-school care, two youth clubs, a girls’ club and youth work, received £4,826.
Your Voice (Scotland) Ltd, based in Coatbridge, supports young people with disability in issues such as housing, mental and physical health and welfare, the transition from primary to secondary education, bullying, training, etc., received £3,038.
Stirling Family Support Service, which was set up by a group of mothers whose children had a problem with drugs and which now offers a range of services, received £3,067.