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£12 million for families and communities

Published: 21 Dec 2015 11:00

Funding to support more than 100 charities.

Charities supporting children, families and adult learning have been awarded £12 million the Children's Minister has announced.

The money will be given to 116 voluntary organisations that tackle inequalities and poverty, support parents and carers, improve learning and build skills and will help thousands of children, families and communities across Scotland.

The Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund allocations are for 2016-17. It replaces the Third Sector Early Intervention Fund and Strategic Funding Partnerships which ran from 2013 and will end in March 2016.

Ms Campbell confirmed the allocations during a visit to Quarriers Ruchazie Family Resource Centre in Glasgow – one of the organisations benefitting from the fund.

She said:

"Tackling inequalities is at the heart of this government's ambition to create a fairer Scotland and charities and other third sector groups are crucial in achieving this. I'm delighted we have been able to provide funding for so many organisations that provide vital support for families and communities across the country.

"I've seen first-hand some of the life-changing work these organisations do and this new fund has meant we can support a wider range of groups providing services from childcare to adult learning and family support to youth work."

Alice Drife, Quarriers Chief Executive said:

"We're delighted to have been awarded funding by the Scottish Government. Quarriers supports people to turn their lives around and improve wellbeing, confidence and attainment. As a result, parents have greater capacity to create a nurturing environment for their children and cope with challenges affecting family life. Involving children and families in shaping the support they receive is a vital part of service improvement.

"Through Quarriers, this Early Years Grant will enable children and families to have more choice and control in life, to live independently in their local communities and to actively participate in decision-making about matters that affect them. This highlights and reinforces the true value of working together with the families we support."

Fraser Falconer, who chaired the funding Board said:

"As the Chair of the Board that made final decisions, I was very confident in the rigorous process and scrutiny that was applied to the application assessments. This fund should provide these organisations with the infrastructure support and links to Government that will deliver real improvements in outcomes for the people of Scotland."

All the successful organisations will be given an initial one year allocation with commitment to continued funding in year two and three, with the level of funding reviewed in a year's time.

Notes to editors

The Children, Young People & Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund was co-produced with voluntary sector representatives who gave advice to the Scottish Government on streamlining the existing funding arrangements. It will provide financial support for the core infrastructure and services of third sector organisations and also a strong programme of strategic support services and opportunities for partnerships between organisations and government.

Final decisions on allocations were made by a board which included external representation. Twenty-nine new organisations, not funded through the predecessor funds (Third Sector Early Intervention Fund and Strategic Funding Partnerships), will be supported through the fund.

Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has been awarded the contract to work in partnership with the Scottish Government to administer and monitor the Fund allocations.

The organisations receiving funding are:

Aberlour Child Care Trust - £54,000
Action for Children - £115,000
Action for Sick Children Scotland - £110,700
Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland - £100,000
Adoption UK - £45,000
AFASIC Scotland - £86,000
Amina - Muslim Women' Resource Centre - £70,000
Apex Scotland - £80,000
Article 12 in Scotland - £53,000
Barnardo's - £300,000
Barra Children's Centre - £0
Befriending Networks - £47,000
Bethany Christian Trust (ALEC) - £50,000
Birthlink - £55,000
Bobath Scotland - £50,000
Boys' Brigade Scotland - £60,000
Capability Scotland - £73,000
Care and Learning Alliance (CALA) - £45,000
Carers Trust Scotland - £116,000
Child Bereavement UK - £110,000
Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland - £133,000
Children 1st - £272,000
Children in Scotland - £390,000
Children's Hospice Association Scotland - £136,300
Children's Parliament - £200,000
Coalfields Regeneration Trust - £25,000
Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland - £23,000
Comann nam Parant (Naiseanta) - £90,000
Community Law Advice Network - £115,000
Contact a Family Scotland - £81,000
CrossReach - £258,000
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland - £43,000
Down's Syndrome Scotland - £45,000
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award - £50,000
Dyslexia Scotland - £50,000
Early Years Scotland - £226,000
Edinburgh Cyrenians - £240,000
ENABLE - £75,000
Families need Fathers Scotland - £32,000
Families Outside - £135,000
Family Service Unit Scotland (Circle) - £70,000
Fast Forward - £100,000
Fathers Network Scotland - £70,000
The Fostering Network - £145,000
The Girls' Brigade Scotland - £60,000
Glasgow English Speakers of other Languages Forum - £125,000
Govan Law Centre - £116,000
The Guide Association Scotland - £60,000
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The Alliance) - £53,000
Home Start UK - £197,000
Includem - £80,000
John Muir Trust - £17,000
Kindred Advocacy - £64,000
Lead Scotland - £142,500
Learning Link Scotland - £65,000
Learning Through Landscapes Trust (Grounds for Learning) - £50,000
LGBT Youth Scotland - £75,000
LINKnet Mentoring Ltd - £10,000
Mellow Parenting - £194,000
Mentor Scotland - £85,000
Mindroom - £25,000
Missing People - £46,000
Moira Anderson Foundation - £25,000
Narcolepsy UK - £7,500
National Day Nurseries Association - £100,000
National Deaf Children's Society - £98,000
National Society of Prevention to Cruelty to Children - £100,000
National Society of Prevention to Cruelty to Children – Childline - £198,000
Next Step Initiative - £60,000
One Parent Families Scotland - £354,000
Outside the Box - £34,000
Parent Network Scotland - £100,000
Parenting across Scotland - £100,000
Peeple - £110,000
Place2Be - £90,000
Play Scotland - £200,000
Postive Help - £25,000
The Prince's Trust - £150,000
Quarriers - £36,000
Rape Crisis Scotland - £320,000
Rathbone Scotland - £25,000
Re-Solv - £48,000
Saheliya - £14,000
Save the Children - £101,000
Scotland's Learning Partnership - £37,500
Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights - £31,000
Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments - £27,000
Scottish Child Law Centre - £140,000
Scottish Childminding Association - £285,000
Scottish Community Development Network - £15,000
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs - £172,000
Scottish Huntington's Association - £40,000
Scottish Mentoring Network - £136,000
Scottish Out of School Care Network - £184,000
Scottish Spina Bifida Association - £80,000
Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum - £184,000
Scottish Women's Aid Trust - £102,000
Scottish Youth Parliament - £325,000
Scouts Scotland - £60,000
Sense Scotland - £150,000
Sleep Scotland - £76,000
Smart Play Network - £93,000
St Andrew's Children's Society - £40,500
Starcatchers - £150,000
Stepping Stones for Families - £83,000
Stop it Now! Scotland - £39,000
The Yard Adventure Centre - £90,000
Trellis - £7,500
Up-2-Us Ltd - £66,000
The Venture Trust - £45,000
Who Cares? Scotland - £254,500
Woodcraft Folk - £17,000
Workers' Educational Association (WEA) - £260,000
Working Rite - £40,000
YMCA Scotland - £80,000
Youth Scotland - £206,000
Zero Tolerance - £40,000

Organisations that were successful but did not request funding for year one:
Barra Children's Centre
St Andrew's Children's Society (Register)

In addition, further funding is being made available for Relationship Scotland and The Spark to deliver relationship counselling, support and mediation. However, levels of funding are subject to further discussion in the New Year.