Two charities in Renfrewshire have secured £6,000 in funding between them. The money is coming from Corra Foundation and is part of almost £200,000 of funding that has been awarded this month to 48 charities for work across Scotland.
Home-Start Renfrewshire is one of two home-start groups to get funding, and uses volunteers to provide one-to-one support for parents with one or more children under five years old. The award of £5,000 will be used to help pay the salary of the Senior-Co-ordinator.
Scottish Huntington’s Association (Glasgow South Branch) is based in Paisley and provides practical and emotional support to anyone whose lives are affected by Huntington’s disease. The award of £1,000 will towards the costs of a five day respite break for eight people who have Huntington’s disease and their carers.
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “These awards will all help improve the lives of people living in Renfrewshire. Both of the charities have had awards from us in the past, and it is great to be able to continue to support their work. We’re interested in hearing from other charities in the area that are working to make life better for people who are disadvantaged, and the next closing date for applications is 15th July.”