A whopping £4.1 million lottery funding has today been shared amongst seven deserving groups across Scotland.
The Glasgow Association for Mental Health are awarded £678,018 to continue their vital work with young carers from 12 – 21 year olds who are caring for a family member with a mental health problem.
Young carers will be given the chance to meet and
develop friendships with other young people in similar circumstances, giving them a new chance to socialise without having to explain or hide their family circumstance.
Young people who previously benefited from
the project came up with these fab GIF’s at the recent Aye workshop. Check them out…
The funding means GAMH will be able to continue help the young people build the skills they need to help them cope now but also encourages soft skills and helps ensure there are opportunities for the young people to move towards a more positive future.
Vital support for families across Fife living with domestic abuse will continue thanks to an award of £666,733 to Fife Council’s Domestic and Sexual Abuse Partnership. This funding means they can continue to run their Cedar (children experiencing domestic abuse recovery) project for another five years. The Cedar approach is a unique way of working with mothers and children, helping them to recover from domestic abuse by finding a safe place while they deal with their experiences and begin to rebuild their lives.
Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) who aim to tackle the root causes of homelessness are awarded £600,550. The funding will help over 300 people at risk of homelessness across the West of Scotland receive social and practical support to help build condfidence and the skills needed to sustain a long-term home.
Explaining the difference the funding will make, Maureen McGinn, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, said: “Our Big Lottery Fund support focuses on helping people and communities in greatest need. With today’s awards, seven projects across the country will be able to assist some of our most isolated communities to overcome the barriers they face every day. All the funding announced today is going to be truly life changing, whether assisting children experience a childhood similar to their classmates or is helping people stay in their homes and understand how they can better afford to live.
Check out the details of the other five organisations awarded funding here.