New awards of over £150,000 from Corra Foundation will support the work of thirty three charities across Scotland. This brings the total awarded by the Foundation to almost £1.7m so far this year.
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “From paying for toys for a new babies and toddler group to funding a Dementia support programme and helping pay for respite breaks for young carers, all these awards through our Henry Duncan Programme will be used to help improve the lives of disadvantaged people across Scotland.
“Local charities make a massive difference in the communities where they work, and twenty two of the awards will be used to help pay for staff to deliver vital work across Scotland. This funding will help bring security not only for the staff but for the people who use the services they provide, and that continuity is extremely important.”
The next deadline for applications to the Henry Duncan Awards Programme is 15th September. Charities can also get one to one advice on applying by getting involved in one of the Foundation’s funding surgeries.