Two Midlothian charities have secured £7,035 between them to help cover their salary costs and buy equipment. The money is coming from Corra Foundation, with £4,000 awarded to Mayfield & Easthouses Youth 2000, £2,500 to the Bill Russell Woodburn Youth Project and £535 to Bonnyrigg & Lasswade Seniors Forum.
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “We know how hard it can be for local charities to cover their basic costs, and many of our awards go to help with this. Of the 41 awards totalling just over £165,000 we recently made across Scotland, 33 totalling just over £145,000 were for help with salary costs. Without this type of funding it is impossible for local charities to keep delivering their vital services that make such a difference to the daily lives of the people they support.”
This is the Foundation’s fourth award to Mayfield & Easthouses Youth 2000 and Bonnyrigg & Lasswade Seniors Forum since 2003. Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 has received a total of £58,374, with £55,000 of this being used to pay staff and the remaining £3,374 funding development work for the charity. Bonnyrigg & Lasswade Seniors Forum has received a total of £7,552, and this has all been used to pay for running costs or to buy equipment.