Two Aberdeenshire charities have secured £5,800 of funding in the latest awards from Corra Foundation.
The Weekend Respite Project is based in the Invercarron Resource Centre in Stonehaven and provides services for local elderly and disabled people. As well as providing lunch there are also outings and seasonal parties, which help people stay socially active and also allow their full-time or part-time carers to have a break. The award of £800 will be used to help cover the costs of transport for getting people to and from the centre.
The second award is for £5,000 and is going to Fly Cup Catering (FCC) which provides catering training, employment training and employment placements for adults with learning disabilities. Based in the Blackhall Industrial Estate in Inverurie, FCC runs a shop selling sandwiches, soup, baked potatoes and hot rolls and also runs a cafe at St Andrew’s Parish Church. This award will help pay the salary of the senior trainer.
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “These two charities both do great work to improve the lives of people living in Aberdeenshire. Even small amounts of funding can make a big difference to local charities, and we know impact of the work we are helping to fund is much greater than the actual monetary value.”