Do you support children under 8 and looking for funding?
Our Communities and Families programme in Scotland has funded over 786 incredible projects across Scotland since May 2012. The programme is set to close to new applications on 29 February 2016.
Today many groups across Scotland are celebrating the latest award announcements, including, Yorkhill Children’s Charity
awarded £10,000 for the ‘Medicinema service’. An in-house
cinema which gives children and families a chance to break away from the hospital wards for a while and immerse themselves in film.
Sheila Hay Pacifio, Medicinema Manager, Yorkhill Children’s Charity, said: “MediCinema brings the magic of the real cinema experience, for free, to people in hospital. Twice a week, children and their families can leave their hospital wards and delve into the world of film and fantasy, watching the latest releases in our beautiful state of the art cinema.
“Beds and wheelchairs can all be brought in, and nursing staff and volunteers are on hand to look after the young people. This gives the whole family some much-needed escape from the stresses of the illness or injury and the reality of hospital life. We are delighted at receiving this award which will allow us to continue to bring many nights of fun over the coming year – thank you!”
Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Children and Young People said: “This joint venture with the Big Lottery Fund has been a resounding success by providing resources for groups working directly with children and families in communities. It is great to hear from Yorkhill Children’s Charity, Project Ability Limited and the Gartmore Baby and Toddler Group about the opportunities this fund is providing and the positive impact it will have on families in their communities. I would like to encourage community groups to take this opportunity to apply for funding before the closing date in February.”
Maureen McGinn, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund Scotland Committee, said: “Today’s awards are wonderful examples of the variety of projects which we can fund through this small grants scheme. Children undergoing treatment at hospital will be able to escape into the world of film and children living with a disability will be able to engage in creative play. It’s clear that small amounts of funding can often make the biggest difference to children and families.”