Six Glasgow charities have secured over £27,000 between them, with five using the funding to help pay staff. The money is coming from the latest awards from Corra Foundation’s Henry Duncan Awards Programme.
Mary Craig OBE, the Foundation’s Chief Executive, said: “These charities all work hard to improve the lives of disadvantaged people, and that also has a positive impact on the lives of their families and the communities where they live. We know that having basic costs such as salaries covered means that the charities we support can get on with putting their efforts into delivering their much needed services.”
Theatre Nemo works with people with mental health issues and the award of £4,000 will help pay the salary of the animation tutor. Around 60 people will benefit from the community-based work of Theatre Nemo, with opportunities to take part in theatre performance, song writing, guitar classes, animation, visual arts and a community choir.
The second award is to Drumchapel Caravan Users Group Project which has received £4,956 to help pay the salary of their administrator. This group offers affordable respite breaks for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups within the G15 postcode area, and it is their third award from the Foundation.
Volunteer Tutors Organisation – Glasgow provides free one to one tuition for disadvantaged children aged 6-16 across Greater Glasgow. It has been awarded £6,000 to help pay for the link worker, and this is the group’s fourth award from the Foundation.
Brunswick Youth Centre (Glasgow) Ltd is based in Balornock and runs a range of activities for children and young people between the ages of 8 and 25 years old. The funding of £4,000 will help pay for table tennis and sports coaching and for cookery classes and is the group’s eighth award from the Foundation.
Albscott is based in the centre of Glasgow and provides information and support to Albanians living in Scotland and also supports the integration of international refugees and asylum seekers. The award of £2,460 will help pay staff costs to provide a crèche facility that will allow 30 women from refugee and asylum seeker communities to get involved in learning opportunities.
The final award is for Carnwadric Church of Scotland, which has received £6,000 to help pay the salary of the family worker. This will enable work to continue with the most vulnerable local families, getting them involved in activities and supporting parenting skills. This is the Foundation’s second award for this work.