O’Hara welcomes funding awards to Argyll ‘grassroots’ charities

Brendan O’Hara, SNP MP for Argyll and Bute, has welcomed £14,960 in grants for local charities from Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland:

  • Home-Start Lorn
  • Mid Argyll Youth Development Services
  • Mid Argyll Transport Volunteers [MATV]
  • and Oban Youth Café Project from Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland.

This modest but helpful funding forms part of £1m awarded through the Foundation’s  Henry Duncan Awards programme to local grassroots charities.

Home-Start Lorn has been awarded £3,000 towards the salary costs of its Senior Co-ordinator.

Mid Argyll Youth Development Services has been awarded £4,000 towards the running costs of its Young Parents Support Group.

Mid-Argyll Transport Volunteers has been awarded £3,000 towards the salary costs of its Senior Co-ordinator.

Mr O’Hara said: ‘I’m delighted grassroots charities have been rightly recognised and are receiving these funds, enabling them to continue their great work in our constituency. Many of the Henry Duncan grants go on staff and running costs like this, meaning they are a lifeline for local charities in this tough financial climate.’

Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, said: ‘We renamed our standard grants programme as the Henry Duncan Awards because we wanted to honour this great Scot whose actions ultimately led to the establishment of the Foundation.

‘Today, we remain focused on funding local charities which aim to improve the quality of life for people who are disadvantaged. This and every year, we put nearly £1 million of funding into Scotland’s communities. We are proud of the difference we make.’

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