BRENDAN O’HARA MP WELCOMES FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local MP, Brendan O’Hara has welcomed grants made over 2017 in the constituency. During the past year Corra Foundation has funded £41,522 in grants for local charities. Each year, the foundation distributes just under £1 million through its Henry Duncan Grants programme to grassroots charities working in their local communities. 

Cowal Elderly Befrienders SCIO has been awarded a grant of £5,000 towards the salary of the Dementia Worker.

Hope 2 Oban Ltd has been awarded a grant of £4,000 towards the salaries of the youth workers to support young people with mental health challenges.

Hope Kitchen SCIO has been awarded a grant of £5,000 towards the salary of the full-time Service Manager.

Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Ltd has been awarded a grant of £5,000 towards the salary of the Project Co-ordinator for the aquacare and the Hub project for people with support needs.

Kintyre Link Club has been awarded a grant of £2,000 Towards the running costs of the organisation.

Mid Argyll Community Pool has been awarded a grant of £1,924 towards the costs of transport, pool hire and instruction for the Dip and Dine session for isolated elderly people.

North Argyll Carers Centre Ltd has been awarded a grant of £5,598 To contribute to the salary costs of the part-time Parent Carer Support Worker and cover hire of premises for group meetings.

Ross of Mull & Iona Community Transport Scheme (SCIO) has been awarded a grant of £3,000 towards the salary of the 20hr/wk Co-ordinator and to close the appeal.

Shopper-Aide Ltd

has been awarded a grant of £5,000 towards the salary of the part-time Team Leader.

Commenting, Brendan O’Hara MP said:

“I’m delighted to hear that local grassroots organisations within Argyll and Bute will benefit from these additional funds at a time when everyone is feeling austerity pinch.  This will go towards enabling them to continue their great work in our constituency. Many of the Henry Duncan Grants go on staff and running costs like this, meaning they are a lifeline for local charities in this tough financial climate.”

Corra Foundation Chief Executive Fiona Duncan added “Corra Foundation is privileged to be able to contribute to the work of local groups across Scotland, supporting them as they make a real difference in the lives of many people, including vulnerable children and young people, isolated older people, unpaid carers, families experiencing poverty and people affected by disability or mental health issues. We are committed to our vision of a society in which people create positive change and enjoy fulfilling lives and distributing £1m a year via the Henry Duncan Grants is part of this.” 
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