Four Argyll & Bute charities have secured funding in the latest awards from Corra Foundation. A total of £18,580 will be split between the charities for their work in the area.
Home-Start Lorn and Home-Start Mid Argyll, Jura, Islay & Kintyre have each been awarded £5,000. This money will help fund their work which supports young families who have at least one child under the age of five and who are experiencing challenging circumstances. Support is carried out at home and is offered to families who may be in crisis and experiencing stress or family breakdown, and the aim is to increase the confidence and independence of these families.
Crossroads (North Argyll) Care Attendant Scheme has been awarded £4,000 to help pay for exercise classes for elderly people with disabilities. The Fitness and Laughter Club was set up in the last year and as well as helping people have fun and stay active it also helps address isolation and gives carers the opportunity for a break.
The final award in the area is for Oban Addictions Support & Information Services, which is receiving £4,580 to help pay the salary of one of its staff. This charity has now been running for more than ten years, and provides a wide range of support for adults and young who are affected by issues around alcohol and drugs.
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be funding these four local charities in Argyll & Bute. The work they do makes a huge difference to the lives of the people they support, as well as to that of their families. From the work Home-Start does with young families right through to the Fitness and Laughter Club, people of all ages will benefit from the work these awards will support.”