Perth-based charity Trellis has just received funding in the latest awards from Corra Foundation. The award of £4,482 will be used to help pay the salary of the group’s Development Worker.
Fiona Thackeray, Development Manager, said: “With over 200 registered member projects that are supporting 4,750 vulnerable people, we use horticulture as a way of providing training or health improvements. The people our projects work with have learning disabilities, mental health problems, or are at risk of re-offending. Trellis provides information, guidance, support and training, as well as representing members’ views to policy makers. Members range from individual charities, to projects run at statutory facilities such as Carstairs Hospital, so we have a very wide reach. This funding is important as it will help us to keep developing our work so it can have the biggest impact possible on the lives of the vulnerable people it supports.”
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “The fact that so many people are involved in these projects shows what a great job Trellis is doing of engaging with groups of people whose circumstances mean they are often hard to reach. We first funded this work in 2007, and our latest award brings our total support to just under £24,000. It’s hard to overestimate how important this work is, and what a difference the right support at the right time can make to people for the rest of their lives.”