MSP welcomes funding boost for local charities

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan
Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan, has welcomed a £8,000 grant for local Charities, Western Isles Foyer and Western Isles Association for Mental Health from Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland.

Every year, the Foundation distributes just under £1 million through its Henry Duncan Awards programme to grassroots charities working in their local communities.

Western Isles Foyer has been awarded a grant £4000 towards the salary of the Lifeshaper Support Worker while Western Isles Association for Mental Health has been awarded a grant £4000 towards the salary of the full-time Project Worker.

Alasdair Allan commented: “Both of these organisations provide some really invaluable services within the community and I would like to thank Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland for awarding these grants.

“It’s great these charities are receiving these funds, helping them to continue the work they do here in the isles.

“I know that 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.”

Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, added: “We renamed our standard grants programme as the Henry Duncan Awards because we wanted to honour this great Scot whose actions ultimately led to the establishment of the Foundation.

“Today, we remain focused on funding local charities which aim to improve the quality of life for people who are disadvantaged.

“This and every year, we put nearly £1 million of funding into Scotland’s communities. We are proud of the difference we make.”