Forty three Scottish charities are sharing funding totalling over £780,000 from Corra Foundation. The money will all be used to improve the lives of people across Scotland and brings the total awarded by the Foundation to almost £2.4m so far this year.
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “This funding will support a wide range of charities to deliver much needed work in communities across Scotland. Nine awards totalling over £600,000 have been made through our Partnership Drugs Initiative and will be used to make life better for children and young people affected by substance misuse, whether it is their own or their parents. The right support at the right time helps give these vulnerable young people the best chance in life, and supports them to make positive choices for the future.
“Just over £150,000 is being split between another 34 charities through our Henry Duncan Awards programme which supports the work of grassroots charities across the country. These awards range from £300 to £7,000 and will be used to deliver work that has a direct impact on the lives of disadvantaged people in communities across Scotland. All the work funded is driven by local need, and will make life better for groups including children with special needs, vulnerable families and adults with learning disabilities.”
The next deadline for applications to the Henry Duncan Awards programme is 17th November. Charities can also get one to one advice on applying by getting involved in one of the Foundation’s funding surgeries.