STRiVE has received £40K from Scottish Government for 20 local East Lothian groups to receive £2000 each – please see below from Maureen Alan, Chief Officer at STRiVE.
I am in receipt of emails asking how can we help people in the community from National organisations and the Scottish Government, the barrier to accessing these vital resources is the lack of engagement from groups. I can’t nominate grassroot groups I don’t know about – I currently have access to around £40k and have to nominate them by 8th April. I am looking for 20 groups to each receive £2000 each directly.
I have access to Foodfare who are looking to support us locally – again I cannot nominate without knowledge of groups
There are several funds available to organisations and communities who may need assistance in applying for funding, this is a requirement of our “core” Scottish Government Funding, please remember us if there are groups struggling in East Lothian we may be able to assist them.
We also have premises on the High Street in Tranent that could be used to store or be utilised as appropriate – free of charge of course to those who need it.
Unfortunately, this is a marathon not a sprint and to allow us all to “survive” we need to work together.
Please pass on this information to anyone in your network(s) and ask them to pass it on. I am happy to chat or help where we can.