Three Fife charities have secured £17,000 of funding in the latest awards from Corra Foundation.
Dunfermline Advocacy Initiative has been awarded £7,500 to help pay the salary of the development worker for a project which will support people aged 25-50 who have learning disabilities. This is an expansion of an existing programme that already supports people who are over the age of 50. It is the fourth award the Foundation has made to Dunfermline Advocacy Initiative since 1998, bringing the total support to almost £63,000.
The second award is for £5,000 and is going to Talk Matters which is based in Dunfermline and provides counselling to adults and children. This award will help pay the salary of the administrator which the Foundation also helped support last year. This is the group’s tenth award from the Foundation since 2000, bringing the total support to £73,100.
Link is the third charity receiving funding and their award of £4,000 will be used towards the befriending project that is run for adults with mental health problems. This is the Foundation’s third award to Link since 1998, and brings the total support to £12,900.
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “These three charities deliver great services to improve the lives of the people they work with, and whether it is befriending, advocacy or counselling having the right support at the right time makes all the difference. Even small amounts of funding can make a big difference to local charities, and we know the impact of the work we are helping to fund is much greater than the actual monetary value.”