The team at Corra has been reflecting on the past twelve months and here are some of the highlights from the year in pictures. Many thanks to everyone for their continued support and commitment to creating positive change.
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The Gathering 2019
The Corra team had a great time at The Gathering back in February. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the stall and participated in the session Corra co-hosted with IVAR (Institute for Voluntary Action Research) and Scottish Funders’ Forum. The event brought funders and voluntary sector organisations together to discuss the ways processes, taking risks and relationships could be the key to responding to the needs of the sector. Take a look at IAVR’s report ‘Duty to Care? How to ensure grant-making helps and doesn’t hinder’ and ‘The possible not the perfect: learning from funder responses to emergencies’.
Corra Foundation are excited to be taking part in The Gathering 2020.
On 21 March CYPFEIF & ALEC funded organisations along with colleagues in Scottish Government and Education Scotland came together for the third annual conference. This years’ conference focussed on Aspiration, Attainment and Wellbeing. The conference showcased ideas, experiences and opportunities for positive change for people and communities across Scotland. A collection of short films from the funded organisations are available to view here.
Back in March the second Change Convention took place. The day explored the idea that for real positive change to happen we must be prepared to listen, hear challenges and be prepared to take action. The day brought a diverse collection of inspiring speakers and workshop hosts together, including young people from GK Experience and PEEK, Maryhill Integration Network, Sheila Mckechnie Foundation, Children’s parliament and the closing key note speaker Ruth Ibegbuna. Revisit the highlights from the Change Convention here.
EHAS small grant funded projects offered a variety of creative and therapeutic methods for children and young people to express their stories and experiences of parental alcohol and drug use. The result was a powerful collection of work highlighting the importance of providing safe spaces to share and be listened to. Throughout April this year a collection of photographs, art work and videos all created by children and young people were displayed in an exhibition at the Image Collective, Ocean Terminal. https://www.corra.scot/blogs/are-we-listening-everyone-has-a-story-exhibition/
On Saturday 15 June, funding partners, projects and young people came together to celebrate the launch of The Listening Fund (TLF) Scotland. The 12 successful projects received a share of circa £342,000 to further embed the voices and values of children and young people in to their practice. Find out more about the Listening Fund Scotland here.
In August Corra announced it would be delivering the #ShiftThePower Scotland programme on behalf of Comic Relief. The programme will support groups making a difference in one of the four key themes: early years development; empowering women and girls; supporting people affected by homelessness; and tackling stigma around mental health. 103 projects will receive funding to support community change across Scotland. Click here to find out more.
On 24 September People and partners from across the nine communities Corra works alongside came together to celebrate the stories of local people creating the change that matters to them. Sponsoring MSP Alison Johnstone opened the reception, followed by Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Communities Aileen Campbell in conversation with Frances Park and Janice Hendry as they shared why people led community action matters to them. Each of the nine communities showcased local developments, initiatives and ambitions for their community. This picture blog captures some of the highlights from the evening.
The second round of the Scottish Government’s Challenge Fund opened in October. The fund aims to re-think the system and break down barriers to support for people and their families affected by alcohol and drugs. The Challenge Fund event on 21 October brought interested organisations and Alcohol and drugs Partners together to share their ideas for testing and implementing change. Find out more about the Challenge fund here.