RS Macdonald Charitable Trust

(Registered Charity No: GB-SC-SC012710)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
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Sole supporter: 10% by number, 11% by value.
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The Robertson Trust51%53%
National Lottery37%38%
Garfield Weston Foundation23%22%
The Henry Smith Charity19%18%
Co-operative Group13%11%
BBC Children in Need13%13%
Comic Relief9%9%
The Clothworkers Foundation6%6%
Glasgow City Council5%5%
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In this period they've made 214 significant donations to registered charities totalling £6,583,264

When Amount Grantee Donors To be used for
21/02/2018 £8,970 Outf!t Moray 2? The Breathing Space project will provide a 5-day residential respite break in April 2018 for 10 young people aged 8-18 living in Moray who have suffered from physical, sexual or mental abuse.
21/02/2018 £3,500 Epilepsy Action 3? A virtual course, ‘Epilepsy and you’, was launched which helps adults with epilepsy to build confidence, knowledge and skills to manage their condition.
31/01/2018 £119,494 Glasgow Caledonian University Foundation 3? Strategic Grant - Based at the Scottish Centre for Innovation in Spinal Cord Injury, the Research Physiotherapist will undertake research to help understand the best type and amount of physiotherapy requited to ensure best functional outcome following spinal cord injury.
31/01/2018 £15,000 Home-Start Mid Argyll, Jura, Islay and Kintyre 3? MAJIK will provide support to complex families in each area and will liaise with Statutory services ensuring each child is free from fear, harm and neglect. Continuing to work at a Strategic level to ensure a third sector input in planning and implementation of the CSP.
31/01/2018 £14,715 Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Perth & Kinross Supporting the continuation of vital therapeutic support services for young survivors and families living in Perth & Kinross.
31/01/2018 £15,000 National Theatre of Scotland 5? Making autism spectrum condition (ASC) more understandable to neurotypical people by creating a piece of site-specific theatre, by and for people with ASC as well as delivering talks and discussions.
31/01/2018 £52,000 RNLI This project will provide a new lifeboat to replace Stranraer’s D class inshore lifeboat. The current boat has provided outstanding service, but is now reaching the end of its operational lifetime and will need to be replaced.
31/10/2017 £17,760 ClearVision Project 3? ClearVision exists to promote and further the education of blind and partially sighted persons by creating dual print and braille books and operating the only free postal lending library of these books to families and organisations across the UK. This lets thousands of sighted parents sit and read with a visually impaired child, raising literacy and wellbeing.
31/10/2017 £38,154 Angus Special Playscheme 2? Provision of fun and educational activities during school holidays for children aged 5-18 with additional support needs involving learning difficulties. Three age-related schemes plus one for complex needs involving one to one support, one for behavioural issues demanding small group. Specialist visitors and go out to local places of interest.
31/10/2017 £39,646 Caberfeidh Horizons 3? Caberfeidh Horizons is a well established social enterprise, developing and delivering programmes of activities and training for young people and adults with learning disabilities/additional support needs. Seeking out and supporting people who are disadvantaged and whose needs are not met by mainstream government resources.
31/10/2017 £25,000 Euan's Guide 2? The Ambassador Network aims to expand the network of disabled people submitting reviews to Euan’s Guide, promoting the guide as a tool for finding places with good disabled access and encouraging local communities to get involved – with the ultimate aim of improving confidence and choice of accessible places to go
31/10/2017 £45,480 Headway Highland Supporting adults with an acquired brain injury and their families/carers through the provision of peer led support groups. Accessing an accredited counselling service, quarterly newsletter, signposting to other services/organisations and developing a link worker role within main Highland hospital to offer support and information.
31/10/2017 £14,590 Interest Link Borders 7? A volunteer befriending project for 50 children, young people and adults with learning disabilities living in the Scottish Borders, aimed at improving their happiness/mental wellbeing, physical wellbeing, confidence, self-esteem and lifeskills. Respite for 50 family carers will also make family life more sustainable.
31/10/2017 £36,000 Scottish Huntington's Association 4? To work in partnership with Ataxia UK to assess the financial impact of living with ataxia and develop SHA's existing Financial Wellbeing Service to meet those needs. To continue to deliver income maximisation, debt advice, financial planning advice and help to access financial products to people living with Huntington's disease.
31/10/2017 £19,000 Signpost 2? Support and information for families of young people age 0-18 with additional support needs in West Lothian.
31/10/2017 £14,984 Action for Children Development of a pilot programme which demonstrates interventions with 4-6 young people at risk/affected by CSE. Establishing volume/scale within geographic pockets in Glasgow and introducing interventions/evaluating impact . They will establish need/effectiveness of educating and raising awareness of CSE within targeted communities, using key features of the existing Sidestep model.
31/10/2017 £74,773 Art Room, The Art Room and Place2BE are merging. Both charities are UK wide and have a shared aim of improving the mental wellbeing of vulnerable children using school-based interventions looking to integrate ways of working and beta-test a new model in Edinburgh from January 2018, prior to rolling out a joint programme across Scotland, England and Wales.
31/10/2017 £35,000 Garvald Edinburgh 3? Gorgie Workshops are being refurbished to ensure that adults with learning disabilities have access to an environment where they can grow in confidence, skills and self-esteem. Upgrading the buildings accessibility facilities will benefit current, and new members, who have mobility and more complex needs.
31/10/2017 £30,000 Govan HELP 5? Funding contribution sought for the continued employment of one Play Therapist, who will offer individual weekly Play Therapist, weekly Therapeutic Groupwork and Theraplay. The Play Therapist will work alongside her Play Therapy colleagues to accept referrals, assess children and offer therapeutic interventions and undertake evaluation.
31/10/2017 £15,000 Independence at Home 3? The programme will benefit 84 people each year with neurological conditions living in various locations in Scotland.
31/10/2017 £45,000 Perth Autism Support 3? Enhancing the current transition service to lower the age to 14 aligning with national recommendations of when transition planning should begin to allow our young people to have robust planning in place supported by autism specialist staff who understand the different needs of each child in planning transitions.
31/10/2017 £30,000 Revive MS Support 5? Allocating staff resources appropriately to ensure the best way to deliver the developments and progress that is needed for the next 3 years.
31/10/2017 £30,000 Scottish Ballet 4? Following a hugely successful pilot year, Scottish Ballet and Dance Base in Edinburgh are keen to keep momentum and respond to national demand by expanding Dance for Parkinson's Scotland proposing to deliver sessions in five new areas over the next three years, creating a total of seven regional hubs and reaching approximately 265 people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.
31/10/2017 £30,000 Spark, The 1? The Project will work with Babies born into difficult family environments to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect, poor mental health and adverse outcomes that impact their lifelong wellbeing. Interventions will work with parent(s) and baby together to optimise positive relationships, attachment and create circumstances that will allow them to thrive.
31/10/2017 £30,000 Speech Language Communication Company, The 1? Unique, evidence-based befriending programme specifically to support isolated and marginalised young adults struggling to communicate due to very significant speech/language disorders. GAB is user-led and allows YP to control and plan social activities supported by a trusted and trained buddy (based on a previous pilot supported by The RS Macdonald Trust).
31/10/2017 £60,000 Tailor Ed Foundation 7? Tailor Ed Foundation supports children living in Edinburgh under 16 with autism to develop the skills that they need for daily life. Through our support and working alongside parents and carers, children will become active members of their families and communities as they access a package of services designed and timed to maximise outcomes and efficiency.
31/10/2017 £50,400 Upward Mobility Ltd 6? Increasing the capacity of Upward Mobility enabling them to meet the increasing demand from people with additional support needs for services.
31/10/2017 £15,000 WellChild WellChild’s Ayrshire & Arran ‘Better At Home’ training programme will educate and support, parents and carers of children with exceptional healthcare needs. Using a state of the art simulation mannequin, a specialist paediatric nurse educator will deliver the training wherever and whenever required, e.g. the family home, local surgery.
31/10/2017 £22,300 Abbeyfield Ballachulish Society Ltd 2? Appointment of Activities Officer to design a programme of stimulating activities for elderly clients the majority of whom have dementia. The programme will ensure the best quality of life for clients through the promotion of social interaction and life skills.
31/10/2017 £21,000 Art Room, The Provide therapeutic support through art to vulnerable children in Edinburgh many of whom are experiencing abuse and neglect. Based within schools and work closely with other support services and the local community, seeking to build children’s capacity to develop healthy relationships and increase their self-worth and confidence.
31/10/2017 £20,000 Headway Glasgow Core running costs of Headway Glasgow. This would include providing information, support and group activities for people with an acquired brain injury and their carers.
31/10/2017 £20,000 Queen Margaret University 1? Advancing the knowledge base underpinning the theory and practice of rehabilitation with a particular focus on people living with a neurological condition challenging traditional notions of rehabilitation and undertake research to advance knowledge and understanding of a new concept called ‘UIltrabilitation’.
31/10/2017 £51,126 Rowan Alba 4? Rowan Alba’s Community Alcohol Related Damage Service is open to anyone who has, or is at risk of developing, Alcohol Related Brain Damage. They have a Peer Support Service as part of CARDS, and would like to recruit more volunteers.
31/10/2017 £21,600 Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society 2? Grow & Learn is The Caley's flagship horticultural education project offering people with complex learning needs and mental health challenges a unique and highly regarded person centred award framework that recognises personal progress and achievement in a garden setting.
31/10/2017 £20,260 Volunteer Tutors Organisation 2? To develop the provision of free one to one tuition and supported homework groups targeted at children from the most deprived communities in Glasgow with a specific focus on Children in Kinship Care arrangements aimed at enhancing their life chances and life skills through education.
31/10/2017 £18,000 Deafblind Scotland 6? The Community Circles project aims to develop communities to become deafblind aware so they have the capacity to enable deafblind people to reengage and participate in their community’s social activities
31/10/2017 £60,000 Down's Syndrome Scotland 3? The Family Support Service provides comprehensive support to parents and carers of children and adults with Down's syndrome in all 32 local authority areas in Scotland providing information, support and skills development opportunities to help people with Down's Syndrome engage fully in their communities and realise their full potential.
31/10/2017 £40,000 University of Glasgow Trust Application for seedcorn funding for research in the area of stroke and brain imaging at the University of Glasgow
31/10/2017 £38,280 Argyll & Bute Rape Crisis 4? This Project provides one to one support and prevention work to vulnerable young people within the Learning Support Units at Dunoon and Lochgilphead Secondary Schools.
31/10/2017 £32,643 Castlemilk Youth Complex 7? Providing an individual therapy/support programme for children and young people with a neurological condition. The minimum 12 week programme will be based on the needs of each individual and may include aromatherapy massage, reiki, reflexology, stress management, relaxation and counselling
31/10/2017 £36,000 Glasgow City Mission 4? Children from 0-12 and their families at the Child and Family Centre in Linthouse Govan, are given the best possible start in life as well as enabling the parents to feel confident in their parenting abilities and to fulfil their own potential. Funding is towards the salary of the Centre's Project Manager.
31/10/2017 £45,000 Pass IT On 2? Pass IT On adapts donated computers and gives them to people with disabilities and long-term health conditions who live in the Edinburgh area and who find it difficult or impossible to access publicly available IT. Volunteering opportunities for people with extra support needs are also provided.
31/10/2017 £40,657 Scottish Adoption 3? The Adoption Therapy Centre provides innovative post adoption support and therapeutic services to strengthen adoptive families. It helps adopted children and young people to manage their emotions and behaviour. It gives adoptive parents the tools they need to help their child to heal from traumatic early childhood experiences.
31/10/2017 £25,000 Scottish Autism 4? An empty former care home was purchased in November 2016 which will be renovated into accommodation for eight individuals currently supported in and around the Alloa area. The property will provide suitable, autism specific accommodation for individuals with autism as they start to grow older
31/08/2017 £15,000 Down's Syndrome Scotland 3? Down's Syndrome Scotland will host the World Down Syndrome Congress in Glasgow's SECC in July 2018. A contribution towards a bursary to fully fund the cost of between 16 to 20 Scottish families attendance at this international event.
31/08/2017 £116,204 Lucy Faithfull Foundation / Stop It Now! Scotland A secondary prevention model for young people who are starting to get into trouble with respect to online behaviour. This will involve embedding a Stop it Now member of staff in the statutory HALT service in Glasgow which works with young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour.
31/05/2017 £120,000 Scottish SPCA 2? Promoting positive interactions between children and animals by launching a bespoke prevention through education programme for ‘at risk’ children.
31/05/2017 £50,000 Yard, The 6? Initial investment to cover the professional and architect fees costs for the first stage of the capital project to build a new centre in Dundee.
30/04/2017 £36,124 Children's Food Trust, The This two-year activity will support the welfare of children under the age of eighteen who have experienced or are experiencing challenging circumstances. Empowering them to develop skills for life and make informed decisions that will have a real benefit to their health, wellbeing and confidence.
30/04/2017 £46,940 Family Rights Group To undertake a three year trial of Lifelong Links in Scotland aimed at building lasting relationships for looked after children. The funding would enable Family Rights Group to support the trial in West Lothian and Children1st to conduct Lifelong Links with children in that locality from April 2018.
30/04/2017 £10,000 South of Scotland Wildlife Hospital 1? Help with running cost for the Wildlife Hospital
30/04/2017 £10,000 Whizz-Kidz Thr Ambassador Clubs in Scotland offers chance for disabled children and young people to make friends, have fun and learn new skills at clubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as one in Dundee being launched.
30/04/2017 £36,000 Baillieston Community Care 4? Funding towards the overall running costs of one of the organisation’s most important resources – Bealach House Day Care Centre operating a comprehensive service around the specific requirements of each service user, led by staff who have been trained in dementia care.
30/04/2017 £20,000 Columcille Centre 2? Many people coming to Columcille suffer from deteriorating health and mobility due to increasing age and profound multiple disabilities/neurological conditions. A minibus with wheelchair lift giving greater accessibility has been recently purchased. Funding is needed towards the 3-year running costs of the minibus to provide free, safe and reliable transport.
30/04/2017 £48,859 Epilepsy Research UK (ERUK) 1? Dr Connolly at the University of Dundee has recently discovered that brain networks can transmit warning signals to bystander cells that allows them to transiently shut down network activity. This network inactivation removes their vulnerability to toxic hyperactivity. The project questions whether the same process may be harnessed to shut down epileptic seizures
30/04/2017 £18,000 Granton Youth Centre 5? A youth counselling service for young people aged 11-18 years living in a recognised area of socio-economic deprivation, looking to address the cycle of violence, neglect and abuse suffered.
30/04/2017 £30,000 LifeCare (Edinburgh) Limited 3? Bringing Extra Years of Zest to 110 people with dementia and their carers to improve sense of being, quality of life, to live longer at home, reduce isolation and loneliness, and provide replacement care for carers to see to their own needs and well-being and to maintain their health.
30/04/2017 £18,000 Reidvale Adventure Play Association Limited 8? A Playworker to work specifically with a group of approximately 8 young people aged 8-16 years attending the project every week and who have a range of disabilities some multiple such as Asperger’s Syndrome, Developmental Delay, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, partially sighted, Epilepsy, hearing impaired and Cerebral Palsy/wheelchair using.
30/04/2017 £25,000 Safe Strong and Free 3? After 27 years in Highland, SSF intends to bring the programme to neighbouring Moray. Feedback has always suggested the programme should be available across Scotland and this is the intention.
30/04/2017 £37,500 Salvesen Mindroom Centre, The 2? Mindroom is committed to raising awareness about the full range of Learning Difficulties and to enabling parents, carers and professionals to provide the best care and support for children and young people working for a world where everyone with a learning difficulty gets the recognition and help they need.
30/04/2017 £33,144 Tommy's Testing the effects of statins on brain development as they might prevent the brain injury associated with preterm birth and this could help the 600,000 children born every year who are affected by this condition.
30/04/2017 £38,238 Dementia Services Development Trust 2? Providing educational workshops and an online learning hub for family carers for people with dementia and volunteers. Education will provide them with a better understanding of dementia and therefore allow them to better support those they care for.
30/04/2017 £54,000 Dogs Trust The Freedom Project provides a safe place for pets, enabling domestic abuse sufferers to take the decision to leave their abusive partner. People who are violent often threaten or harm a pet making it difficult for the victim to make the decision to leave.
30/04/2017 £14,408 MS Society, The Investigating 10 recently discovered factors produced by microglia and identifying those that may be important in promoting myelin repair in MS exploring how these molecules work by identifying how they change the behaviour of the cells in the brain capable of repairing myelin, called oligodendrocytes.
30/04/2017 £30,000 Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland 2? Funding to provide 3,600 hours / sessions of music therapy for around 75 people with neurological conditions in Edinburgh and the Lothians over a 3 year period (April 2017 - March 2020).
30/04/2017 £43,500 PLUS (Forth Valley) Ltd 4? Participation PLUS will focus on increasing opportunities for supported inclusion in mainstream clubs and groups for individuals with additional support needs through the recruitment of volunteers. This post will unlock the potential of individuals with additional support needs through opportunities for volunteering, training and the development of leadership skills.
30/04/2017 £79,957 Tayside Council on Alcohol 4? Creative Therapies supports the recovery of children/young people traumatised by the impact of neglect/abuse as a result of parental substance misuse. It promotes the welfare and well-being of the children, by building resilience, confidence, self-esteem and coping mechanisms as to prevent further traumatisation and abuse building a positive future.
30/04/2017 £45,000 Theirworld 1? Preterm birth is associated with long-term disease of the nervous and cardiovascular systems. These associations may be mediated by perinatal re-programming of the brain-hormone axis that regulates physiological stress responses. A clinical PhD studentship will determine whether preterm birth modifies brain-hormone programming in women and their infants.
30/04/2017 £30,000 Tiphereth Ltd 4? Promoting involvement and participation in society and empower people with neurological conditions and visual impairment to lead better lives.
30/04/2017 £16,000 Canine Partners There are currently four individuals, who suffer from neurological conditions and will therefore be matched with a canine partner this year. This project focuses on assessing each individual and training them on how to work with and care for their canine partner.
30/04/2017 £20,000 Freedom From Torture Providing therapeutic and legal and welfare advice, advocacy and casework to help children and young people who are survivors of torture and organised violence to recover and ensure their protection and address the complex practical needs they face in their journey of recovery.
30/04/2017 £20,000 Junction Young People Health & Wellbeing, The 6? A dedicated Trauma Worker to provide one to one support for young people aged 12-18 who are or have experienced sexual abuse and the numerous impacts it can have on health and wellbeing.
30/04/2017 £20,000 St Andrew's Children's Society 6? Babies are placed with specially prepared foster parents, while support is given by our partner social services to help birth parents, who live unsuitably chaotic lifestyles, to be able to parent the child satisfactorily. Throughout the process, the Sheriff Court is aware of the process and disruption to the child is minimised.
30/04/2017 £30,540 Thistle Health and Wellbeing 1? Supporting people with neurological conditions by finding the tools to cope with their condition and manage life better. People can progress at their own pace and access services in a non-prescriptive way.
30/04/2017 £10,000 Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit (CRRU) 2? Seeking funds to repair and rebuild their dedicated Land Rover Defender Ambulance, central to its life-saving work with live-stranded whales and dolphins in northeast Scotland. The vehicle is now 13 years old and extensive salt corrosion and resulted in urgent mechanical and structural work at this time, as well as the addition of new search lights, towing accessories and a veterinary box trailer.
30/04/2017 £40,000 Children 1st 6? Working with children and their families living in the south side of Glasgow who are experiencing multiple challenges that if left to escalate are putting the welfare of children at risk preventing children from experiencing abuse/neglect and helping children and their families who have experienced abuse to recover.
30/04/2017 £55,426 Diabetes UK Professor Rory McCrimmon will investigate whether high blood glucose levels and regular episodes of hypoglycaemia ('hypos') contribute to accelerated ageing of the brain, which is seen in some people with diabetes. His findings could reveal a way to improve the defence systems in the brain to help prevent these changes.
30/04/2017 £43,000 Volunteering Matters Providing befriending to young people in Clackmannanshire who are vulnerable, disadvantaged and on the fringe of care. Included will be children who may have experienced social isolation, bullying, emotional, domestic or sexual abuse, neglect, parental substance addiction, disability or any combination of these.
31/01/2017 £10,000 Learning Tree Partnership, The 2? To develop customer service learning and training for people with a learning disability. A full time development worker would enable people to have regular training and practical experience leading on to accredited qualifications which would help to move towards employment and or volunteering.
31/10/2016 £45,387 Befriend a Child 4? This post will continue to support children and young people, with complex and challenging behaviours which are the result of parental abuse and neglect, by offering them a volunteer befriender/mentor
31/10/2016 £16,320 Hearts & Minds Ltd 2? A year-round programme of interactive visits to specialist wards and assessment units, working with people with dementia. Using professional performance skills, the programme improves their wellbeing, by reducing their stress and helping them cope with the challenges of their condition.
31/10/2016 £36,000 Heriot-Watt University 2? To establish a programme of targeted pilot projects, awarded competitively based on excellence, biomedical demand and an explicit requirement to work across traditional scientific discipline boundaries that study the fundamental mechanisms underlying neurological diseases, with a focus on neuronal biophysics.
31/10/2016 £19,316 Quarriers 7? Quarriers will develop a new Practice Development Nurse position to disseminate the sector-leading expertise of the William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre, raising epilepsy awareness and expertise among a national network of health and social care professionals and promoting self-management for people with epilepsy.
31/10/2016 £15,000 Shared Lives Plus This project aims to increase the availability of Shared Lives schemes for vulnerable people in Scotland, particularly people with learning disabilities and older people, including people with dementia. This innovative approach will enable more people to live well in the community.
31/10/2016 £75,627 Bobath Scotland 6? Extension of strategic grant originally approved in November 2015.
31/10/2016 £20,000 Clan Childlaw Ltd 6? Legal representation for children and young people in Edinburgh and the Lothians, supporting them to take part in decisions about how to keep safe and improve their lives. During a three year period this will help over 700 children and young people predominantly from care-experienced backgrounds and/or affected by abuse
31/10/2016 £30,498 Home-Start Wigtownshire 3? Young children and their families are supported through difficult times. Volunteers offer practical and emotional support, and are recruited and managed by our Co-ordinator. An additional Co-ordinator is required to meet needs and demands of families who face social/geographical isolation and health issues.55% have mental health difficulties, including addiction.
31/10/2016 £45,000 Macular Society Over three years they will build on recent progress in supporting people with the most common cause of visual impairment in Scotland by setting up 13 new peer support groups to reach those in the most isolated and vulnerable communities in the country.
31/10/2016 £30,236 Youth-Link (Dundee) 3? Providing one-to-one volunteer befrienders to help and support vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Dundee who are or are at risk of becoming socially isolated.
31/10/2016 £10,700 Abbeyfield Ballachulish Society Ltd 2? The appointment of an Activities Officer for three years.
31/10/2016 £18,000 Fife Society for the Blind 4? To support those in the 80-100 age group experiencing sight loss through employing a specialist social worker who will coproduce individual support plans, and delivering specialist rehabilitative, technological and community engagement support in order to enhance independence, integration into the community and overall quality of life.
31/10/2016 £21,000 Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, The My Guide aims to reduce social isolation that many people with sight loss experience. Volunteers are trained to use guiding techniques to help people work towards the mobility goals they want to achieve within a matched partnership. This could involve accessing activities, being part of the wider community and improving fitness.
31/10/2016 £30,000 Ochil Tower School 3? The Life Skills Centre will be of long term benefit to generations of young people with complex additional support needs. It will help equip forty each year with the necessary knowledge and skills for adult life.
31/10/2016 £10,000 Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland 6? Children with hydrocephalus have cognitive challenges which can impact their education and well-being. With NHS Lothian they are developing a holistic screening process to identify a pathway for children at risk and prevent crisis. This innovative partnership will enable early intervention through stronger links with health professionals involved with neurological conditions.
31/10/2016 £150,000 University of Edinburgh Development Trust 1? This project aims to fund a new Seedcorn Programme at The University of Edinburgh which tackles neurological disease across the life course and also aims to cross fertilise research activities from both clinical and fundamental avenues. It also aims to take a "whole body" approach to the widest range of neurological problems.
31/10/2016 £20,000 With Kids 5? This project will support abused children in a very deprived area of Glasgow. Using play therapy, children will be helped to understand their feelings, provide strategies to overcome their difficulties, develop their social and emotional resources and enable them to build resilience and move on in their lives.
31/10/2016 £16,163 Adoption UK Core funding to support services for adoptive families where help is given to parents of children who have experienced abuse in their early lives to therapeutically re parent them within their family setting.
31/10/2016 £11,562 Bield Housing & Care 1? Two weekly Evening Care services, fortnightly outings and a monthly Mary’s Kitchen restaurant service at Whitehill Court Day Care Centre in Kirkintilloch from November 2016 to March 2019 to will benefit 300 older people living with dementia, 300 carers and 120 friends and family.
31/10/2016 £30,000 Broomhouse Centre & Enterprises, The 10? The project is to demolish our existing community centre building and construct a new community centre on the same site to accommodate our various community initiatives. The development will provide purpose-built, flexible space assisting the centre to more fully meet the needs of the community, our clients, employees, and partners.
31/10/2016 £10,000 Child Brain Injury Trust Providing emotional and practical support to children affected by acquired brain injury, their families and the professionals who work with them. Building bridges and filling the gaps in services.
31/10/2016 £15,000 Ecology Centre, The 2? The Tool Shed model will be used to facilitate dementia friendly sessions and integrate this with our community work. There will be partnerships with three care settings to increase levels of social connection, self-esteem and confidence to cope with life for people living with dementia, memory loss or brain injuries.
31/10/2016 £10,000 Grampian Hospitals Art Trust 4? Artroom is a patient-led arts project delivering tailored arts sessions to patients with a range of neurological disorders. Artist practitioners use conversation, art materials and books to gently tease out the creativity present in everyone. Artroom delivers choice back to the participant, in a world where basic choices are removed.
31/10/2016 £75,355 Home-Start UK Improving Home-Start’s impact in terms of reaching more families in need and achieving long-term sustainability of our work in Scotland by investing in the leadership capacity, knowledge and skills of local Home-Start managers and trustees.
31/10/2016 £33,000 HOPE Garden SCIO 2? HOPE is an organic garden project in Arbroath, providing training and work experience for people with learning disabilities in Angus. Their aim is to improve opportunities for social, educational and recreational activities for the identified group of people living in the local area, and to provide the local community with a reliable source of organic produce.
31/10/2016 £34,130 Mindspace 4? Time limited professional counselling to improve mental wellbeing of young people aged 11 to 18 who have been abused or at risk of abuse. Based in Perth with outreach to rural areas of Perthshire. Based in successful long established counselling service.
31/10/2016 £36,000 Perth & Kinross Society for the Blind 1? Perth & Kinross Society for the Blind, operating as VisionPK, provides specialist services to support the lives and promote the independence of local blind and partially-sighted people in Perth & Kinross. This application is made for funding to support the maintenance, development and delivery of these core activities.
31/10/2016 £12,205 St. Johnstone Community Trust, The 2? The project will have four distinct but overlapping strands: 1. The design of a sports / physical activity programme that will address the specific needs of children affected by neuro-developmental disorders (NDDs) and poor mental health. 2. The training of coaches in recognising, understanding and meeting the needs of children and young people affected by NDDs through activity-based teaching and learning. 3. The delivery of a programme of 4 blocks of 6-weeks training to a group of children and young people followed by assessment and evaluation of their progress. 4. The formulation of individualised continuation programmes to ensure that gains are sustained through involvement in physical activities in local communities, schools and at home.
31/10/2016 £21,000 Art Room, The The Art Room Wester Hailes is applying for a grant over 3 years to provide therapeutic support through art to children who have been abused or neglected, and to develop and share practices with other children’s services and charities across Scotland.
31/10/2016 £25,000 Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity 1? Purchase of a state-of-the-art Neurosurgical HD Endoscope that will act as a critical surgical tool for young patients in life and death situations due to challenging neurological trauma. This life-saving equipment will be based within the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow (RHC) - Scotland’s largest children’s hospital.
31/10/2016 £31,277 Kindred Advocacy 5? Our Helpline supports families of children with significant disabilities / complex health conditions. Parents are typically in crisis and feeling confused and/or let down by other agencies. Our expert staff step in to provide information, practical support, reassurance and advocacy support - by phone, email, and in face-to-face meetings.
31/10/2016 £39,000 Lochaber Sensory Care 3? LSC is looking for funding to secure the General Manager Post within the Organisation. The Manager oversees all services, and co-ordinates a team of 12 volunteers. LSC is the only sensory impairment support service in the Lochaber area, the closest being 120 mile trip away in Inverness.
31/10/2016 £10,721 MS Therapy Centre Lothian 2? Create and deliver a weekly 'pop-up' centre delivering self-management therapies, activities and services to people living with neurological conditions in the Scottish Borders. One to one Physiotherapy, group physiotherapy, adapted exercise classes Pilates & Yoga, complementary therapies, symptom management information and advice, peer support, welfare and benefit assistance.
31/10/2016 £16,000 RIG Arts 3? Super Hero Stories is a series of art workshops for young people on the autistic spectrum. The young people will create their very own comic strip – from character design and development through to storyboarding and dialogue.
31/08/2016 £10,000 Euan's Guide 2? The Ambassador Network encourages disabled people to participate in their local communities by discovering and reviewing accessible places that can subsequently be shared on Euan’s Guide. The plan is to develop a network of volunteer ambassadors in the five major cities who will recruit reviewers, hold events and mentor newcomers.
31/05/2016 £50,400 RNLI To provide new kit and training for lifeguards across 6 beaches in Fife over the next 3 years. This will aid 90 lifeguards over 3 years (30 per year) and potentially 500+ casualties. Hence, an estimated number of beneficiaries being 590.
30/04/2016 £21,000 Edinburgh Headway Group 2? To ensure people with a brain injury quickly engage with suitable and ongoing rehabilitation and support following discharge from hospital. Together with the individual and hospital discharge team they will develop rehabilitation and support plans to access services including physical activity programmes, social opportunities, therapies and befriending.
30/04/2016 £20,000 Rape Crisis Centre 4? Support service for young women and girls aged 13 - 18 years who are experiencing, or who have experienced sexual violence or abuse from an intimate partner.
30/04/2016 £30,000 University of Edinburgh Development Trust 1? This proposal seeks in the region of £80,000 over two years to support a body of research that will progress our understanding of the role of compassion in the treatment of those with chronic neurological conditions. The project will assess current attitudes to compassionate care and aims to develop practical tools to improve it.
30/04/2016 £31,875 Who Cares? Scotland 7? Who Cares? Scotland will work across the country to support, connect and unite vulnerable care experienced children. They will offer them engaging opportunities to participate in and creating lasting memories and connections with each other.
30/04/2016 £48,253 Action Medical Research Epilepsy affects around 60,000 children across the UK. This team wants to test if a condition that occurs in sleep, causing breathing to stop, is more common in children with epilepsy, and whether this affects their learning and behaviour. Children and their families will take part in various sleep-related studies.
30/04/2016 £30,000 Care for Carers 1? To provide unpaid carers of people with neurological conditions with short breaks and residential breaks which are organised, structured and supported. Enabling carers to take part in a range of activities, share experiences, make new friends, try something different, learn somethimg new, have a break, a rest and fun.
30/04/2016 £32,000 Cycling UK (previously named CTC) The Edinburgh ABC has been a pilot project, providing cycling opportunities to people with additional needs. It is hosted by City of Edinburgh Council in their outdoor centre in the heart of the city. This funding will enable more people to experience the joy of cycling.
30/04/2016 £25,798 Garvald Edinburgh 3? The Bakery Workshop supports 20 adults with learning disabilities bake over 800 loafs of bread per week. So in addition to building confidence and learning new skills they develop into a productive member of the local community. They become defined by what they can do and not what they can’t.
30/04/2016 £25,050 Lothian Autistic Society 4? This project aims to support both children with autism and their carers/families. Through this project they aim to provide the children with meaningful and positive experiences of play and peer engagement and improved physical and emotional wellbeing.
30/04/2016 £22,550 Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Ltd 2? The Lyceum wishes to offer 2 Special schools, a 12 week long residency with specialised theatre practitioners and artists, for 2016 and 2017. Using the Christmas productions as a stimulus, children will create their own shows. The project offers both academic gains and recognition, and significant social and personal benefits.
30/04/2016 £21,000 Upward Mobility Ltd 6? Harnessing the best technology to vastly improve learning and communication, both within the project and in life, reduce vulnerability and improve the quality of life for our students. Also establishing a base of IT skills and equipment within UPMO that will benefit all future students.
30/04/2016 £40,500 3D Drumchapel 7? Funding towards our Children and Family Workers Team in order to sustain this team over the next 3 years. The Children and Family Workers team makes a big difference to families and the local community in terms of encouraging families to spend time together and build family relationships.
30/04/2016 £17,125 Alzheimer's Research UK The Alzheimer's Research UK Conference is the UK's largest and only dedicated annual Alzheimer's and dementia research conference. It is well respected and highly anticipated within the dementia research community, attracting interest from national and global experts.
30/04/2016 £25,000 Circle 5? To provide family support services in East and Midlothian to families with children affected by parental drug and alcohol use
30/04/2016 £36,743 Geeza Break 7? Funding towards the salary and on-costs of one of our Full time Family Support Workers for families who self refer for support offering intensive support to parents who are experiencing difficulties in parenting their children.
30/04/2016 £15,835 Rowan Alba 4? Our community alcohol related brain damage service (CARDS) is a volunteer led peer support service that befriends and supports people who have, or are at risk of developing alcohol related brain damage (ARBD) which affects an increasingly diverse population and has many effects on the brain and nervous system.
30/04/2016 £30,000 Waverley Care 4? Children affected by HIV or Hepatitis C are some of the most vulnerable members of society. They are often isolated and lacking in self-confidence. Through weekly groups, playschemes, residential trips and one-to-one support, they offer somewhere where children can meet others like them and can truly be themselves.
30/04/2016 £15,000 World Horse Welfare To continue to prevent and alleviate the suffering of horses in the North-west and the Highlands of Scotland, the charity intends to purchase a vehicle outright to be used by our Field Officer covering this area. Such a purchase could save the charity almost £11,000 over a ten-year period.
30/04/2016 £11,000 Alzheimer Scotland 3? This project will address the need for improved responses to distress in the care and treatment of people with advanced dementia. Our aim is to produce a model of best practice to reduce distress and its impact on people with dementia, their families and their care settings.
30/04/2016 £25,431 Argyll & Bute Rape Crisis 4? Continuation of the Tessa Learning Disability Project in Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Cowal plus a new face to face support and advocacy project for all survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Rape and Sexual Violence in the Mid Argyll and Kintyre area of Argyll and Bute.
30/04/2016 £16,900 Conservation Volunteers Scotland, The Delivering a two year programme of outdoor nature based activities across Scotland for adults and children with Autism. The programme will include training for support workers/staff and nature play packs for families. To celebrate and promote the programme there will also be four events; bringing groups from across Scotland together.
30/04/2016 £24,000 Home-Start Falkirk West This project expands the reach of Home-Start's volunteer home visiting service across the whole of Falkirk, targeting those families where children have been victim to, or are at risk of, neglect or abuse. Volunteers will support parents, helping to reduce risk and increase protective factors for our most vulnerable children.
30/04/2016 £12,722 Positive Help 5? Befriending outings for children and young people affected by HIV and Hepatitis C who live in chaotic home environments and who are at risk of abuse/neglect. This service is a ‘protective factor’ and helps improve resilience and future life chances. Each child is matched with their own volunteer befriender.
30/04/2016 £16,000 Revive MS Support 5? Additional funding to cover the shortfall in fit out costs for a new Therapy and Support Centre. This will enable us to meet an increase in client numbers, client expectations and service delivery and provide potential for further anticipated growth in demand.
30/04/2016 £16,000 Scottish Opera Piloting of a community opera project for 24 people in Edinburgh with dementia and their family carers. Weekly music and movement workshops held at the Festival Theatre will reconnect participants and culminate in devised performances in the Studio Space promoting the abilities, not disabilities of people with dementia.
30/04/2016 £28,350 Compass Brain Injury Specialists Ltd 2? To provide support & advice to children with acquired brain injury, their families and carers. To enable people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI), within Dumfries & Galloway, to maximize their ability to live independent, socially included and fulfilling lives.
30/04/2016 £10,000 Epilepsy Scotland 4? The Epilepsy Social Worker provides specialist tailored support and information on epilepsy and related issues to people with epilepsy, their families, and carers. He works with young people, adults and families on a one-to-one and group basis to improve their mental and physical health and enable them to better manage their condition.
30/04/2016 £23,348 Home-Start West Lothian 4? Supporting vulnerable young families living in challenging situations across West Lothian. Families are supported by matching a trained volunteer to a vulnerable family to offer practical and emotional support to help families cope with the obstacles they face.
30/04/2016 £29,775 OneKind 1? The OneKind animal welfare policy programme aims to improve the welfare of wild and companion animals in Scotland through improving public policy
30/04/2016 £20,000 Tommy's The final year of a research project to identify a way to repair the brain damage in infants that leads to cerebral palsy. Potential therapeutic targets have been identified and there is a need to confirm their effectiveness at repairing damaged white matter. If found effective this will pave the way for drug development.
31/01/2016 £10,000 Macrobert Arts Centre 2? Macrobert offers twice-monthly opportunities for people living with dementia and their loved ones to come together and share enriching, engaging and stimulating time together. They use dance, music, storytelling and film to provide joy, offer respite, nurture peer support networks and enable people to participate more fully in their community.
31/10/2015 £15,000 Back Up Trust Through a renewed focus and additional staffing this service will reach more people with spinal cord injury and their families, linking them into unique peer led services including wheelchair skills training, peer mentoring and rehabilitative courses. We will help people develop vital skills and rebuild their confidence.
31/10/2015 £30,000 Barnardo's Deliver Art Therapy to children in Dundee who have suffered sexual, physical, emotional abuse or neglect and are resistant to talking therapies. Drawing gives children the opportunity to convey thoughts and feelings and externalise their problems. Art therapy can help improve behaviour and provide an opportunity to re-establish healthy relationships.
31/10/2015 £30,000 Blue Sky Autism Project (Previously Speur Ghlan Early Intervention Service) 4? Small groups for children aged between 18 months and 5 years old who have autism or related developmental difficulties, providing support for these children to develop key skills in communication, interaction and play which will support them to access their mainstream nursery provisions more successfully.
31/10/2015 £10,000 Canine Partners Our application seeks support of £10,000 towards Canine Partner’s general running costs in Scotland. Support from The R S Macdonald Trust would greatly contribute to our work in each of the following areas: - training canine partner assistance dogs - creating more life changing canine partnerships - supporting our canine partnerships throughout their lifetime
31/10/2015 £38,650 Children's' Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) 3? The Rachel House Activities Co-ordinator delivers a programme of activities, creative therapies and fun events for children with life shortening neurological conditions and their families, helping them make the most of the short time they have together and supporting the families through bereavement.
31/10/2015 £36,000 Edinburgh Women's Aid 3? This project is to deliver CEDAR in Edinburgh over a three year period. CEDAR is an established, successful therapeutic 12-week group work programme for children and their mothers in recovery from domestic abuse ( The programme supports developing mothers' parenting skills and increasing confidence and communication skills for children.
31/10/2015 £37,500 Home-Start Stirling Home-Start Stirling helps families with children under 5 get the best possible start in life. They train and support volunteers to work with families in their own homes. Success with families they work with is measurable and they support around 60 families with 130 children annually.
31/10/2015 £29,400 Includem 3? Includem works with the most vulnerable and troubled young people in Glasgow. This project is specifically designed to address issues of abuse that impact on their lives and the lives of others. They deliver an intensive, personalised programme to achieve positive, sustainable outcomes.
31/10/2015 £31,425 Pilton Youth and Children's Project 4? To set up an "early links worker" to focus on the 8 to 12 age group, helping young people in need be more included in activities, providing preventative based 1;1 support, with a particular focus on the transition to secondary school.
31/10/2015 £23,084 S.I.S.G Enterprises Ltd 3? A programme to help people who through the ageing process have contracted Macular Degeneration (loss of central vision). This will provide "Skills For Seeing" training (3 sessions each) to help them utilise their peripheral vision to help with everyday acitivities such as reading, watching tv, shopping and reading price tags etc, looking at family photos etc. This training will help individuals cope better and improve their confidence and make them feel more empowered and have more control over their daily lives.
31/10/2015 £25,279 Tayside Council on Alcohol 4? The Project provides specialist thereutic interventions for children and young people to enable them to overcome the abuse and trauma they have experienced as a result of parental substance misuse, supporting emotional growth and well-being, enabling them to reach their potential.
31/10/2015 £21,335 Epilepsy Connections 2? Epilepsy Connections seeks funding to sustain and develop the Forth Valley Fieldwork Service in order to support the vulnerable and marginalised people living with Epilepsy in the Forth Valley area and improve their self-confidence, health, well-being, access to opportunities, and overall standard and quality of life.
31/10/2015 £22,722 Home-Start Glasgow South To pay for the salary of one Family Support Worker who will directly support over 50 families and 50 volunteers. Together with our existing 4 Family Support Co-ordinators they will support over 550 children in 260 families.
31/10/2015 £20,000 L'Arche - Inverness L'Arche Inverness needs to update and extend its accommodation and facilities to meet the needs of existing members and new referrals. It particularly wants to cater for those on a broader spectrum of disability, and ensure that those experiencing the further challenges of ageing can live at L'Arche throughout their lives.
31/10/2015 £44,000 Leuchie 4? The social aspect of a respite break is paramount to the overall service, providing an empowering quality of life experience for Leuchie guests and carers. An Activities Manager will be appointed to develop and lead the Activities Programme significantly to ensure the delivery of integrated health and social care.
31/10/2015 £50,000 University of Edinburgh Development Trust 1? The Seedcorn Fund is a mechanism where our research teams hope to stimulate new work and develop new project with a modest amount of pump-priming funding. This fund will be used to support research into Childhood Epilepsy.
31/10/2015 £74,740 Bobath Scotland 6? Working together in partnership, Capability Scotland and Bobath Scotland aim to make Scotland a place where adults with cerebral palsy have a knowledge of and access to therapy and services which enable them to live as fully as possible.
31/10/2015 £34,911 Church of Scotland - CrossReach 4? As demand grows further for counselling, with referrals from GPs, health professionals, social work, voluntary organisations, and increasingly schools, the aim is to establish professional support for the provision of a Counselling & Play Therapy Service for children and families in the Inverness area.
31/10/2015 £15,000 Drake Music Scotland 5? Everyone from the top! will enable 18 people with neurological conditions opportunities to gain confidence, independence and improve their social and communication skills through group music tuition. Performances at a series of local events will help disabled people become more visible and involved in their community.
31/10/2015 £11,463 Haven (Forth), The 7? Development of a self management programme to enable The Haven to reach out to new client groups affected by neurological conditions living in rural South Lanarkshire who are isolated and excluded from support due to poor transport links and the complexities of the multiple challenges of living with these conditions.
31/10/2015 £30,000 Place2Be Place2Be works across 15 primary schools and three secondary schools in Glasgow, delivering school-based early intervention mental health services. Children are supported to cope with a wide range of issues from bullying to parental substance misuse and domestic violence, so that they can grow up with prospects rather than problems.
31/10/2015 £42,000 Sight Action Limited Since 2009, volunteers at Sight Action have increased from zero to 50. The Volunteer Co-ordinator's role will be developd to include volunteer selection and retention; introducing community volunteers; clients' assessment needs; and introducing a quality management system. Visually impaired clients will continue to benefit from this support.
31/10/2015 £35,000 University of Aberdeen Development Trust 1? As discussed with the Trust, the University requests a seed-corn grant to support the work of its leading research group investigating sight-loss after brain injury. The funding would be used to flexibly support the group's research in a range of ways including consumables, travel and small pieces of equipment.
31/10/2015 £75,000 University of St Andrews 1? Consolidation of the recently piloted R S Macdonald Charitable Trust Seed-Corn Fund. This fund offers an opportunity not available elsewhere – to fund young researchers as they develop new technology which enables them to make new discoveries in neurodegenerative research.
31/10/2015 £15,000 Aberlour Child Care Trust 6? Aberlour Youthpoint Glasgow seeks support to further develop our understanding of children hugely at risk of abuse, exploitation, and substance and alcohol misuse to ensure their needs are more widely recognised and that they receive the support they require. In doing so, these children will be less at risk.
31/10/2015 £48,401 Hear Me 4? To provide free and confidential specialised counselling on an outreach basis, for children and young people age 8 to 18 years who have experienced (or been affected by) child sexual abuse at any time in their lives
31/10/2015 £15,000 Interest Link Borders 7? A volunteer befriending project for 50 children, young people and adults with learning disabilities living in the Scottish Borders, aimed at improving their happiness/mental wellbeing, physical wellbeing, confidence, self-esteem and lifeskills. Respite for 50 family carers will also make family life more sustainable.
31/10/2015 £50,000 Visibility 3? This project will support people living with a visual impairment in the Dumfries and Galloway region, so they feel less isolated and more connected to their communities, more informed and better able to self-manage their condition.
31/10/2015 £21,183 WHALE Arts Agency 4? Funding for Creative Adventures, a three year after school arts project for children with neurological disorders. The project will creatively engage children and their families with tailored arts experiences. Participants will develop new creative skills, build confidence, make friends and enhance their emotional wellbeing.
31/10/2015 £34,046 NSPCC The project will help children by supporting women who, during the perinatal period, are at risk from mental illness and its impact. Evidence-based, strength focussed interventions, will deliver outcomes of reduced anxiety, depression; strengthened parent - child relationships /attachments; improved infant mental well-being and reduced risk of neglect / abuse.
31/10/2015 £30,000 Revive MS Support 5? A Capital Appeal to buy and fit out a new Therapy and Support Centre. New, larger premises with a customised more modern fit out will enable them to meet an increase in client numbers, client expectations and service delivery and provide potential for further anticipated growth in demand.
31/10/2015 £15,000 Royal Blind Asylum & School 3? The Accessing Insight Project will provide training and resources for mainstream teachers/support staff to improve the care and educational welfare of children aged 5-18 with visual impairments. It will encourage good ideas to be shared as well as supporting the creation and discovery of new online resources.
31/10/2015 £15,000 University of the West of Scotland 1? This is a seedcorn grant on behalf of the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, University of the West of Scotland. This will enable the Centre to award small grants to academic staff/staff teams with the aim of stimulating new research-related activity in the field of learning disability and dementia.
31/10/2015 £53,626 Youth-Link (Dundee) 3? Providing help and support to vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Dundee who are at risk of becoming socially isolated. Currently they operate two projects - Kids Unlimited Group-work (6-14 years) and a One-to-One Befriending Project (5-18 years).
30/04/2015 £30,000 Alzheimer's Research UK Based at Edinburgh University this investigation is targeting tau protein, a known culprit in causing Alzheimer’s disease, to prevent loss of communication between nerve cells during the disease. In collaboration with the Scottish government, this work is being funded to preserve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s.
30/04/2015 £15,000 Dr Bell's Family Centre 5? Core funding for a Community Creche, which provides short-term affordable childcare to vulnerable families in Leith. The Creche has a double benefit: it enables parents to access support services, and gives children the opportunity to catch up with developmental delays under the supervision of experienced staff.
30/04/2015 £30,000 East Park 2? Purpose built facilities providing 24 hour single space residential care and education delivered by specialist staff for children with severe complex additional support needs, particularly autism, who find it extremely difficult to share space and have become socially isolated due to being excluded from other education and support services.
30/04/2015 £20,000 Home Start Mid Argyll, Jura, Islay and Kintyre 3? Weekly support for 2-3 hours, parents & children in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability, mental/physical and emotional abuse or who are just finding parenting a struggle. The service provides non-judgemental practical and emotional support and friendship to help build family’s confidence and ability to cope.
30/04/2015 £10,000 Hopscotch Children's Charity 2? Hopscotch's 2015 respite programme will run for 32 weeks providing 350 children with a respite break at our Ardvullin our centre in Ardgour. They work with schools and community groups to identify children most in need. They give children a chance to enjoy a truly memorable break from stressful home surroundings in a safe, supportive and fun environment where they can develop their full potential.
30/04/2015 £43,673 Muscular Dystrophy UK Research into potential protective factors for the childhood neurological condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA): why are some motor neurons in affected individuals immune to the degenerative process that destroys most? Could the inbuilt protective factors be transferred to vulnerable motor neurons to prevent or alleviate the condition?
30/04/2015 £90,000 Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments 3? The Early Intervention Programme is designed for babies aged 0 to 3 years affected by cerebral palsy or other neurological conditions. The programme aims to develop each child’s abilities, with specific foci on movement and posture, through direct therapists’ contact and through instructing parents how to contribute to their child’s development.
30/04/2015 £15,000 Scottish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue Rescue and rehoming of staffies, general day to day costs, vets fees, vaccinations, worming and neutering.
30/04/2015 £21,000 Wiston Lodge 4? A grant towards the costs of employing a special-needs Programme Co-ordinator for three years. This new post will have specific responsibility for supporting high needs children and young people to access Wiston Lodge’s outdoor programmes; particularly those with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, learning difficulties/disabilities or complex needs.
30/04/2015 £30,000 Children 1st 6? To help children and young people to heal and their families to recover from abusive experiences, CHILDREN 1ST’s Scotland-wide Recovery from Abuse and Trauma services offer a safe environment and intensive specialist support to make sense of the past, rebuild a sense of worth, and develop trust in the future.
30/04/2015 £24,000 Columba 1400 6? A series of programmes for young people who live or have previously lived in local authority care and have been identified as being in desperate need of an intervention designed to create a long-lasting impact. There are plans for six leadership programmes for Care Experienced young people over the next two years, giving then a framework within which they can embark on their own journey of personal transformation and leadership development
30/04/2015 £10,000 Friends of Seaview Charitable Trust 1? The project to be funded is for a part-time gardener to work with children with disabilities ,parents and volunteers. This person would alongside the committee continue to increase the number of volunteers, ensure the garden is sustainable for the long term and involve the children .
30/04/2015 £34,808 Roshni Roshni seeks the support of the RS Macdonald Charitable Trust to further deliver & develop our Protecting You Protecting Children (PPC) Project. The primary aim of the PPC Project is to promote, support and safeguard the safety and wellbeing of ME children & young people accessing community based services.
30/04/2015 £20,000 Broomhouse Centre & Enterprises, The 10? To provide 1 to 1 befriending to vulnerable children and young people who are badly affected by parental substance misuse in order that they are more able to cope in their family, at school and in the community.
30/04/2015 £20,000 Grampian Hospitals Art Trust 4? ArtRoom supports patients undergoing treatment for neurological disorders. The project enhances wellbeing by providing truly person-centred opportunities for participants to engage with a range of art forms, offering them new and inspiring challenges, building independence and restoring self-confidence in a way that complements their medical treatment and aids rehabilitation.
30/04/2015 £20,000 OneKind 1? The application is for core funding towards the work done by the OneKind Policy Director. The Policy Director plays a pivotal role within our organisation and is crucial to the success of our policy and campaign work to improve welfare standards for Scotland’s animals.
30/04/2015 £21,500 One Parent Families Scotland 4? The Young Parents Progression Pathway provides a range of interventions, to engage with, and support vulnerable pregnant teenagers, young parents and their children who are living in poverty and are disengaged from mainstream services in North Lanarkshire. The project uses a peer mentoring model and employs young parents who act as positive role models. .
30/04/2015 £10,000 Scottish SPCA 2? Improving the kennel environment for rescue dogs in their care by providing rehoming centres with audio equipment. This follows a joint study with the University of Glasgow which demonstrated the benefits of classical music to rescued dogs.
30/04/2015 £20,000 St Andrew's Children's Society 6? Vulnerable children are temporarily placed with trained adoptive parents as fosterers. Social workers work with and support birth parents to be able to care for their child. Foster parents granted temporary care by Sheriff court with supervised access by birth parents. Immediate placement granted if decision that child be adopted
30/04/2015 £48,178 Tailor Ed Foundation 7? The project will provide an early intervention service to 20 families with a pre-school child with autism. This service would be delivered for 12 months and include home based intervention to teach essential skills (e.g. communicating, following direction from parents) as well as providing parents with peer support and training.
30/04/2015 £48,000 Town Break 3? Due to an increase in referrals, the Day Club Assistant post requires an increase in the number of hours from 22 to 35 weekly. The postholder will support 70 clients each week and will deliver 5 Day Clubs providing companionship and stimulation to clients with an early dementia.
30/04/2015 £32,150 Up-2-Us 3? The idea of PCCP is to support young people and their families with some of the difficulties, which they are currently experiencing. Work is done with the whole family to try to make things manageable for everyone and to prevent problems escalating to a point where there is greater statutory involvement.
30/04/2015 £20,000 Brae Riding for the Disabled Continuation funding of our Physiotherapist post which delivers a unique therapy to clients with challenging neurological issues. The project will deliver tailored group and 1-1 Hippotherapy sessions to 82 riders per year. Evidence to date shows significant improvements achieved in factors affecting quality of life for clients and families.
30/04/2015 £30,000 Cyrenians 9? Conflict resolution and mediation for young people and families to improve relationships and reduce risks associated with becoming homeless or accommodated. Alongside case-work, conflict resolution workshops for young people. Project delivery: 1 Project worker on 28 hours and a pool of mediators delivering 7.5 hours per week of mediation.
30/04/2015 £45,000 Families Outside 7? Families Outside is Scotland’s only national charity that works solely to support children and families who are affected by imprisonment.
30/04/2015 £18,536 Junction Young People Health & Wellbeing, The 6? To employ a Trauma Support Service Project Worker to provide 1 to 1 support for young people who have experienced sexual abuse, including face to face, email and letter based support, providing internal and external referral and signposting to counselling and other services and holistically addressing health issues.
30/04/2015 £30,000 Reverse Rett This gene therapy research project aims to find a profound treatment or cure for Rett Syndrome, a disabling neurological disease primarily affecting girls. The University of Glasgow is one of four laboratories working collaboratively to cure this crippling condition.
30/04/2015 £30,000 Alzheimer's Research UK This PhD project at Edinburgh University will investigate the molecular processes that lead to dementia, in particular dementia with Lewy Bodies. Understanding the biological processes underlying the disease is crucial for finding effective new treatments for people affected by dementia, now and in the future.
30/04/2015 £15,000 Cosgrove Care 3? A structured and informal personalised activity programme for 30 children with complex and multiple support needs. This will be co-produced with families to provide essential respite during the school interval periods. The project will facilitate the exploration of interests and maybe the development of a hobby during school holidays.
30/04/2015 £35,100 COVEY (Community Volunteers Enabling Youth) 4? Through Befriending Plus, vulnerable young people who are most at risk from abuse will have weekly, one-to-one support from a volunteer befriender; the trusting relationship will provide the basis for setting and achieving their goals. Families will also have appropriate guidance, ensuring positive outcomes for everyone involved.
30/04/2015 £12,000 Granton Youth Centre 5? A community based counselling service for young people aged 12 to 18 years living in an area of recognised deprivation and experiencing social, economic and health inequalities; supporting their transition into participation and engagement within their communities, families and services, supporting them to make healthy life style choices.
30/04/2015 £16,000 Home Link Family Support 4? Trained volunteers provide weekly home visiting early years learning support to families with pre-school aged children who have been referred by health and social work professionals as the children are at risk of not thriving and having delayed development due to their home environment
30/04/2015 £21,102 Thistle Health and Wellbeing 1? To support people with neurological conditions by finding the tools to cope with their condition and manage life better. This is done by providing a range of health and wellbeing 'supports' where people can progress at their own pace and access services in a flexible, non-prescriptive way, complementing 'statutory' support they may receive.
30/04/2015 £99,128 Yard, The 6? To expand provision of The Yard model to new sites in Dundee and Fife.
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