Scotland’s third sector welcomes new Year in with £1.9M funding

While Scottish charities are facing an increasingly challenging funding environment, 62 charities have got the New Year off to a good start thanks to a share of almost £1.9m of funding. These are the first awards from two new grant programmes launched by the independent charity, Bank of Scotland Foundation, tailored to provide stability for small and medium sized charities who are aiming to make positive and lasting change by addressing disadvantage or social exclusion.

Nine of these charities share £1.2m through the Foundation’s Change programme, an annual programme designed to have a large-scale, long-term, positive impact on charities and communities.  Awards are made for capital costs or project costs to ensure charities can provide continued, reliable support for people across Scotland.

In addition to this, to ensure funding is reaching the most vulnerable people across Scotland, 53 small and medium charities will share £605,919 through the new Reach programme which will help charities to support people through varying stages of their lives.…/ The grant approvals

This is all part of the Foundation’s new five-year strategic plan, ‘Supporting Positive Change Across Scotland’, which saw four new funding programmes created, tailored to meet the needs of Scotland’s charities. The final two programmes, Invest and Advise, will be launched in 2020.

Philip Grant, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Chair of the Scottish Executive Committee, Lloyds Banking Group said, “The response to our new programmes has been fantastic and our emphasis on social exclusion and disadvantage means that our programmes can continue to help to improve the lives of many vulnerable people across Scotland addressing areas such as homelessness, debt management, reducing isolation and supporting job creation.

As the current funding environment in Scotland becomes increasingly challenging, I’m very pleased to confirm that our new strategy sees us continue to provide core funding for charities. We know that core funding is hugely important for charities, providing stability and reducing uncertainty, and we are proud to be one of few funders to make this commitment.”

The grant approvals for the first tranches of Change and Reach programmes for Scotland were:

 

CHANGE (total awards made over 1-2 years)

Charity

Region

Award

Motherwell & Wishaw Citizens Advice Bureau

Central Scotland

£153,612

Beatson Cancer Charity

Glasgow

£200,000

Epilepsy Action Scotland

Glasgow

£110,691

Glasgow Womens Aid

Glasgow

£153,157

Scottish Sports Futures

Glasgow

£106,603

Simon Community Scotland

Glasgow

£97,866

Fife Intensive Rehabilitation & Substance Misuse Team

Mid Scotland & Fife

£144,088

Sistema Scotland

Mid Scotland & Fife

£184,056

Aberdeen Cyrenians

North East Scotland

£125,000

 

REACH (total awards made over 1 year)

Charity

Region

Award

Tannochside Information & Advice Centre

Central Scotland

£20,000

Families Like Us

Central Scotland

£10,000

Elpis Trust / Elpis Centre

Glasgow

£19,184

Street Connect

Glasgow

£10,000

The Children’s Wood

Glasgow

£15,600

The Preshal Trust

Glasgow

£14,278

Reidvale Adventure Play Association Limited

Glasgow

£5,705

3D Drumchapel

Glasgow

£13,131

Govan Community Project

Glasgow

£20,000

Scottish Youth Dance (YDance)

Glasgow

£6,000

C.O.J.A.C.

Glasgow

£17,000

Crookston Community Group

Glasgow

£8,000

Positive Action in Housing

Glasgow

£15,830

Woodlands Community Development Trust

Glasgow

£7,575

Eco Drama

Glasgow

£6,250

Elgin Youth Development Group

Highlands & Islands

£19,220

Mid- Argyll Transport Volunteers

Highlands & Islands

£3,500

Watermill Foundation Limited

Highlands & Islands

£5,900

Black Isle Cares

Highlands & Islands

£15,000

Grassmarket Community Project (“GCP”)

Lothians

£14,400

Columcille

Lothians

£14,000

Positive Help

Lothians

£10,500

Granton Youth Centre

Lothians

£18,185

Imaginate

Lothians

£3,400

The Broomhouse Centre

Lothians

£16,853

Big Hearts Community Trust

Lothians

£5,000

The Living Memory Association

Lothians

£10,415

Care for Carers

Lothians

£13,008

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Lothians

£19,124

Friends of the Award

Lothians

£13,500

Drake Music Scotland

Lothians

£8,000

Tailor Ed Foundation

Lothians

£15,000

North Edinburgh Arts

Lothians

£14,636

West Lothian 50+ Network

Lothians

£10,500

HopScotch Children’s Charity

Lothians

£9,745

Orcadia Creative Learning Centre

Lothians

£2,760

Clackmannanshire Citizens Advice

Mid Scotland & Fife

£17,240

Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau Ltd

Mid Scotland & Fife

£17,900

Taymara

Mid Scotland & Fife

£10,000

Home-Start Stirling

Mid Scotland & Fife

£8,000

Fife Young Carers

Mid Scotland & Fife

£3,279

Formula 24 Fife (SCIO)

Mid Scotland & Fife

£2,955

Brain Injury Grampian (BIG) Group

North East Scotland

£6,125

Strathmore Rugby Club Community Trust

North East Scotland

£14,400

Hope Counselling

North East Scotland

£5,100

Eildon West Youth Hub

South Scotland

£15,613

Dumfries & Galloway Befriending Project (DGBP)

South Scotland

£17,420

The Fraser Centre Community Trust

South Scotland

£6,1770

Interest Link Borders

South Scotland

£11,930

Finding Your Feet

West Scotland

£7,000

Mindfulness Scotland

West Scotland

£2,500

Renfrewshire Food Bank

West Scotland

£19,120

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF)

National Benefit

£9,961

 

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