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New £3.2m community hub opens

13th November 2019

A total of £3.2m was spent on the new hub, which is twice the size of the old building and will allow a range of activities to take place. Operated by charity Space, the building will house 26 staff and more than 340 volunteers. Bridie Ashrowan, chief executive of Space and Broom…
A new pilot platform on which fundraisers can anonymously share their experience of applying to trusts and foundations has already published over 60 reviews. Until now, there was little that charities could do if funders provided a poor service to applicants and grantees.…
A consultation has been launched on a potential replacement to a £780 million European funding programme, if Brexit goes ahead. The current funding programme has invested in key areas such as modern apprenticeship schemes and the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transiti…
Cathy Owens is a kinship carer to her 12-year-old grandson Nathan, who was matched with a befriender through the project. She said: “Befriending has been wonderful for Nathan. He gets to go out once a week with his befriender and enjoy a range of different activities which he cho…
If the rescue bid is unsuccessful, the money raised will be donated to the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and the Scottish Association for Mental Health instead. A statement from the group said : “Through all the support we've received, we've been able to make significant progress ov…
One Parent Families Scotland will be running Digiparent, an Edinburgh based project that will work with single parents to build their employability and digital skills. Projects were selected after a rigorous application and selection process. Despite widespread internet access, t…
The committee welcomed the Scottish Government’s move to a three-year funding model, but considers that more can be done to ensure that more people benefit from the support services provided by charities promoting equalities and human rights. It has called upon the Scottish Gover…
Craig Fordham, interim chair of Remember a Charity and director of legacies at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “For the past eight years, Allan has been a key figure behind the scenes at Remember a Charity as a member of its steering group, contributing to the campaign’s shift of…
The RNLI said just 2% of its budget was spent overseas, on initiatives where the expertise of RNLI staff can help save lives in places with high rates of drowning. Around the UK, meanwhile, the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crews launched 8,964 times and helped 9,412 people last y…
The SCVO managed Community Capacity & Resilience Fund (CCRF) gives local community based organisations, with an income of £250,000 or less, who are tackling the effects of welfare reform the opportunity to access Scottish Government funding to deliver shor…

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