Sandra White MSP for Glasgow Kelvin

MSP welcomes funding boost for local charity supporting children, young people and families affected by drugs or alcohol

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Local MSP, Sandra White today welcomes the announcement of a funding boost for Glasgow Kelvin.


A grant of £90,000 has been awarded to Barnardo’s, which is based in Glasgow Kelvin, by the Corra Foundation. These monies will fund a project that will provide a new dimension to Barnardo’s ‘Safe Choices’ service. This project will provide support to young people in crisis – particularly those who are vulnerable to criminal exploitation/abuse and who are using drugs/alcohol.


Corra Foundation runs the Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI), which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government. PDI aims to improve outcomes and life chances for children, young people and families affected by alcohol and/or other drugs. It works in partnership with charities and statutory agencies across Scotland and focuses on preventative and early intervention approaches as well as on listening to children, young people and families.


Commenting, Sandra White said:

“I am delighted that Barnardo’s has received funding to increase the reach of the essential work they do. Voluntary organisations provide vital support to children, young people and families, including many who face the most challenging circumstances. The voluntary sector is often at the forefront of developing new approaches, closely informed by the views and experiences of the people they support and helping to achieve lasting change.”


Corra Foundation Chief Executive Fiona Duncan added:

“Corra Foundation is strongly committed to the rights of children and young people, including their right to be listened to and to have opportunities across all areas of their lives. We are hugely grateful to the children and young people who help us make decisions as part of the PDI funding process. Their insights are crucial in making sure funding goes to projects that will make a difference.”


If other charities are interested in applying for PDI funding they can find out more on the Corra Foundation website or by calling Corra Foundation on 0131 444 4020.

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