Two charities in Argyll & Bute have secured over £6,000 in funding between them. The money is coming from Corra Foundation and is part of almost £200,000 of funding that has been awarded this month to 48 charities for work across Scotland.
People & Agencies Coming Together in Mid Argyll & Kintyre (PACT MAKI) works to ensure people in Mid Argyll and Kintyre have the opportunity to come along and try new things, meet new people and have lots of fun or a reasonable cost. They work with people who are old, frail or have disabilities, and the award of £3,500 will help pay the salary of their Development Worker.
Gareloch Group Riding for the Disabled Association is one of two Riding for the Disabled groups to receive funding. The award of £2,976 will help pay for the costs of caring for the horses.
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “These awards will all help improve the lives of people living in Argyll & Bute. Both of the charities have had awards from us in the past, and it is great to be able to continue to support their work. We’re interested in hearing from other charities in the area that are working to make life better for people who are disadvantaged, and the next closing date for applications is 15th July.”