Dunfermline charity receives £5,000 award

Lloyds TSB FoundationDunfermline-based charity Safe Space has received a £5,000 award from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland.

Safe Space provides support services and counselling for survivors of sexual abuse. It welcomes clients regardless of where they live, provided they can make the journey to Fife.

Local MSP Bill Walker said: “This is very good news for Safe Space, who provide an important service in Dunfermline and to the wider community. It is always welcome to see local charities receiving support, especially in these financially difficult times. Read more of this post

S4M-04645: Award for Life-enhancing Charity for People with Learning Difficulties

That the Parliament congratulates Dunfermline Advocacy Initiative (DAI) on its award of £7,500 from Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland; understands that this will be used to help with staff costs for a community project; notes that DAI introduces people with learning difficulties to volunteers who will work to represent their interests, protect their rights and involve them in the life of the community; understands that, in 2011, DAI was awarded £260,000 for its Younger People’s Project, which aims to improve the self-esteem, social connections and decision-making abilities of 16 to 24-year-olds with learning disabilities, and believes that DAI encourages volunteers and people with learning difficulties to make a real difference to each other’s lives.

Supported by: Brian Adam, Kevin Stewart, Richard Lyle, Sandra White, Nigel Don, Colin Beattie, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan

Date Lodged: 31/10/2012

S4M-04621: Talk Matters Counselling Service Funding

That the Parliament congratulates the Dunfermline-based counselling service Talk Matters on receiving £5,000 funding from Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland; understands that Talk Matters is a confidential counselling service for Fife and Alva adults with depression or other difficult personal circumstances; notes that this funding will go toward staff provision and that it follows a £40,000 award last year from Children in Need for the Headroom service, which provides counselling for children and younger people, and recognises the importance of ensuring that people with depression have the opportunity to talk about their thoughts and feelings in confidence

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Colin Beattie, Nigel Don, Kevin Stewart, Sandra White, Colin Keir, Stuart McMillan

Date Lodged: 30/10/2012