MP welcomes funding boost for local charities

Local MP, Drew Hendry has welcomed grants made over the last year in this constituency. During the past year Corra Foundation has funded £25,188 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.

Grants awarded over the past year in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey include:

  • Caberfeidh Horizons has been awarded a grant of £5,000 towards the salary of the part-time Training and Activities Officer.
  • Cruse Bereavement care Scotland has been awarded a grant of £6,000 towards the salary of the new full-time North Area Manager, conditional upon written confirmation that the appointment has been made
  • MS Therapy Centre Inverness Ltd has been awarded a grant of £5,000 towards the costs of transport
  • Relationships Scotland – Family Mediation Highland has been awarded a grant of £4,188 Towards delivery of the Children & Young People’s counselling service, thus closing the appeal.
  • SNAP Special Needs Action Project has been awarded a grant of £5,000 towards the staffing costs of the groups for over 19’s.

Commenting, Drew Hendry MP said:

“I’m delighted these grassroots charities are receiving these vital funds from the Corra Foundation, enabling them to continue their great work in our communities. Many of these grants are awarded to pay for staff and running costs –  providing a lifeline for local charities in this tough financial climate.

“As we enter a new year, I would encourage other local groups to research the wide variety of grants on offer, including this excellent scheme from the Corra Foundation.”

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.”