Earlier this year, The STV Children’s Appeal in partnership with the The Corra Foundation, launched the Boost small grants programme. Boost funding was for organisations supporting children and families in their local communities. It was created to help groups that found increases in basic running costs (for example utilities, salaries, transport) making their work much more challenging.
Here are two stories highlighting the impact of the funding so far.
Beeslack All Stars Community is a Disabled Sports Club who provide a wide range of activities to children with additional support needs and their families
Refugee Action Fund supports refugees as they arrive and settle into their new lives in Scotland.
The Hive is a safe and inclusive LGBT+ community centre run by Love and Harmony CIC, used by the community as a warm and inclusive space.
Sereniti are a small volunteer-run charity supporting families in Aberdeen who have children with additional support needs – particularly Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic children.
Geoff Leask who manages grant-making at the STV Children’s Appeal said: “Relationships are hugely important for us at the STV Children’s Appeal. That is why we are delighted that our partnership with Corra Foundation has gone from strength to strength this year. Our collaboration has been a great way to get valuable modest sums of money to local organisations doing great work to support children and families affected by poverty across Scotland.”