£114K Big Lottery award for Fife charity Furniture Plus

Gail Jackson, Furniture PlusMSP for Dunfermline Bill Walker has congratulated Fife charity Furniture Plus on receiving £114,057 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Support and Connect scheme. The award will enable the charity to expand their service to beneficiaries experiencing furniture poverty but who do not qualify for local authority support.

Mr Walker, who enjoyed a tour of the charity’s Dunfermline Pitreavie showroom in May, said: “Furniture Plus offers an invaluable service to Dunfermline and the wider Fife community. They strive to combat poverty by offering quality low-cost furniture to people facing financial hardship. Read more of this post

Furniture Plus tackles poverty in Fife

F+_BillWalker_1Following a visit to the Pitreavie showroom of Furniture Plus, Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker has commended the charity’s efforts to combat poverty and social exclusion in Fife.

Furniture Plus – voted Fife Social Enterprise of the Year 2012 – provides low cost, quality goods and furnishings to low income households. Additionally, it offers employment and training opportunities to help volunteers gain skills and confidence.

Mr Walker joined Sales Manager Gail Jackson and former Managing Director Daniel Rous for a tour of the site and to learn about the work of Furniture Plus. Read more of this post