GRACE funding windfall will help charity continue changing lives

MSP Rona Mackay has congratulated a Kirkintilloch peer-led after care charity on securing a significant funding windfall.

Group Recovery Aftercare Community Enterprise (GRACE) has received £8,880 from The Big Lottery’s Awards for All Scotland funding pot.

It is part of a £619,912 sum from the National Lottery being shared amongst arts, sports and community groups across Scotland.

The cash will be used to hold yoga and mindfulness sessions free of cost for service users and the wider community.

Ms Mackay, who has supported GRACE since she was elected, has praised the charity for its continuous service to those recovering from trauma.

She said: “Well done to Robert Smith and the whole of GRACE for securing this funding, to continue supporting people who have suffered from terrible ordeals.

“The work GRACE does in the community, in helping people recover from trauma, whether it is drug or alcohol addiction, or mental health problems, is life-changing to the service users.

“I would like to thank the Big Lottery Fund for recognising the good work done by this charity, I know the cash will be used very well.”

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National Lottery Awards for All Scotland is now more straightforward to apply to and faster to get funding from. Applications are received on a rolling basis and can be received at any time. To find out what National Lottery Awards for All Scotland could do for your community visit our website www.biglotteryfund.org.uk or phone 0300 123 7110

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Rona Mackay was elected in May 2016 with a 8,100 majority in Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

Prior to this, she was a journalist in national newspapers for more than 20 years, before becoming Parliamentary Assistant to Clydebank and Milngavie MSP Gil Paterson, with whom she worked for nine years before becoming elected.

 

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