Over £750,000 has been committed by Corra trustees through Henry Duncan Grants (HDG) in the June funding round, supporting communities across Scotland to overcome isolation and support those experiencing disadvantage. A total of £1 million has been distributed to charities through HDG during 2019.
Through our work alongside the voluntary sector and communities, Corra understands that isolation can affect people at any stages of their life. The diversity of the successful applications within the June 2019 HDG announcement highlights the importance of safe spaces for people of all ages to come together, build meaningful connections and be supported to overcome challenges.
The recent Henry Duncan Grants include dementia support for older people in the Highlands, young parent’s projects in Fife and golf sessions for the visually impaired in Edinburgh. Grant funding through HDG often contributes towards worker’s salary costs and rent for premises. These grants can be a key enabler for grassroots charities to deliver inclusive services within their community. To view the full list of Henry Duncan Grants for June 2019, click here.
‘I enjoy reviewing the different applications received for Henry Duncan Grants, it’s inspiring to learn of new projects evolving and existing work being sustained supporting people to take part in local activities, promoting kindness and build lifelong connections.’ Sarah Littlewood, Manager Henry Duncan Grants
As part of Corra Foundation’s commitment to continuously learn and respond to the needs and opportunities of the voluntary sector, Henry Duncan Grants is currently under review. This involves listening to the views of organisations working in Scotland’s voluntary sector. To take part in the review click here.
During the review there will be no further opportunities to apply to HDG in 2019. We anticipate completing the review by the end of 2019 and being open again for applications in 2020.