Voluntary social and community care organisations share over £1m

Aileen Campbell
Aileen Campbell

More than £1 million has been awarded to voluntary organisations to help support and develop social and community care services in Scotland.

The allocation is part of the Section 10 grants scheme and, together with on-going grants, brings current Scottish Government investment in the scheme to £2.82m.

Disability Information Scotland is the recipient of the largest amount with an award of £120,000, supporting the Scottish Government priority of disability equality.

Three mental health charities – Penumbra, Support in Mind and Freedom from Torture have also been recommended for funding, accounting for £170,000 (18.8%) of the total available, reflecting the Scottish Government’s on-going commitment to mental health issues.

Aileen Campbell, minister for public health, said: “I’m pleased to announce this latest round of funding for organisations which play such a crucial role in supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

“The work they do spans a range of issues but all of them make a huge difference in helping us build a healthier, more inclusive and fairer Scotland.

“So many of these charities and third sectors could not exist without the support of volunteers and I’d like to thank them all for the time they devote to improving the quality of life for thousands of people every day.”

Graeme Henderson, director of services and development for Penumbra, said: “Penumbra is delighted to receive Section 10 funding from the Scottish Government. The Section 10 funding supports us to participate in strategic activities; supporting the Scottish Government to implement its policies, in particular the new Scottish Mental Health Strategy. This is an important aspect of our work as we feel we bring a significant voice to this key area of government based on our experience in a wide range of activities in Scotland and further afield.”

Chair of Disability Information Scotland, Anne Hastie, added: “We very much appreciate the support of the Scottish Government which enables us to deliver a service to the most vulnerable citizens of Scotland.”

The full break down of grants is as follows:



ARC Scotland – Scottish Transitions Forum


Cruse Bereavement


Disability Information Scotland


Equal Futures Core


Equal Futures Project


Food Train


Freedom From Torture


Hearing Link


Moira Anderson Foundation


MS Society


Pain Concern


Partners in Advocacy






Scottish Autism 1


Scottish Care and Information on Miscarriage


Scottish Cot Death Trust


Scottish Recovery Consortium


Spina Bifida Scotland


Support in Mind Scotland


Tourettes Scotland – Project


Trust Rugby


Waverley Care




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