Three West Lothian charities have secured over £11,000 of funding in the latest awards from Corra Foundation.
The Tree Club is based in St Kentigern Academy, Blackburn and provides an after school club and holiday play schemes for children and young people aged 5-18 years who have special needs. The award of £4,000 will be used to help pay the salary of the group’s co-ordinator, and means they have now raised all the funding for this post.
The second award is for £608 and is going to Graigshill Good Neighbour Network which supports people living in the Craigshill and South Howden areas of Livingston who are socially isolated. There are a range of services including befriending, volunteering opportunities, lunch and social clubs, and transport. This award will help pay for social activities for 45 older people over the winter.
Eczema Outreach (Scotland) is the third charity based in West Lothian to receive funding, with an award of £6,500 to help pay the salary of the project manager. The charity is the only one of its kind in Scotland, and provides a whole range of support to families affected by eczema, which can have an impact on everything from a child’s education to a family’s finances.
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “These three charities do great work to improve the lives of the people they support, whether that is in West Lothian or more widely. 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.”