VAF is pleased to announce that 36 organisations have been successful in gaining grant funding through the Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund.
We were overwhelmed by the response to this Scottish Government grant fund. Receiving nearly 300 applications with a combined value of almost £5 Million, for a fund worth £500,000. Our sincere thanks to all organisations who took the time to apply.
If you are a funded organisation visiting the page, please do go to our Resources section where you will find lots of useful information.
The funded organisations are listed below. More information on individual projects and contact details can be found in this SIALF Project Directory.
On the 11th May 2017, funded organisations came together at Edinburgh City Chambers for a Learning & Networking Event. Heart & Sound, one of the SIALF projects, produced a short film. It was filmed and edited by the young people accessing their project and can be viewed here.
The Befriending Network's Loneliness Summit took place on 6th September 2016 in Edinburgh. Voluntary Action Fund were there, along with a number of the SIALF Funded organsiations. This short film gives an insight into the summit.
Funded Organisations 2016/17
Alchemy Film & Arts Baltic Street Adventure Playground Barrmill Jolly Beggars Burns ClubBellshill Mens Shed Contin Community Trust Dundee International Women's Centre Falkirk Family Support CIC Forth Community Resource Centre Steering Group Givin' it Laldie Heart & Sound Home-Start Mid Argyll, Jura, Isla and Kintrye (MAJIK) Interest Link Borders Isabella Dance Kate's Kitchen Leap Sports Scotland LINK - East Fife Mental Health Adolescent Befriending Project Loganlea Miners Welfare Charity Media Education Outside the Box Development Support Pasda (Supporting families of adults with autism) People Know How Playlist for Life PLUS Perth and Kinross Positive Realities Raploch Community Partnership Reeltime Music River Ayr Tenants Association Scottish Churches Housing Action Stirling Family Support Services STRIDE The Hidden Gardens Trust The Living Memory Association Tweeddale Youth Action Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire Womens Aid Orkney Womens Support Project
Further information on the fund is available from Diane Wilson, Senior Development Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01383 620780 (ext 252).
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