MSP welcomes funding boost for local charity

Local MSP, Stuart McMillan has welcomed a £5,000 grant for local charity RIG Arts Ltd from Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland (the Foundation). Every year, the Foundation distributes just under £1 million through its Henry Duncan Awards to grassroots charities working in their local communities.

RIG Arts Ltd which is based in Greenock has been awarded the £5,000 grant towards the salary of the full-time Manager.

Commenting, Stuart McMillan MSP said:

“These awards show how the Foundation continues to be at the heart of funding local communities. I’m delighted RIG Arts has received this funding funds, enabling them to continue their great work in my constituency. Many of the Henry Duncan grants go on staff and running costs, meaning they are a lifeline for local groups in this tough financial climate. RIG Art is a very worthwhile charity right in the heart of Greenock and I hope this grant enables them to build upon they fine work they already undertake.”

Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of the Foundation, added:

“Our mission is to make a difference to the lives of individuals and communities in Scotland. We do this by encouraging positive change, opportunities, fairness and growth of aspirations, which improve quality of life. We believe in investing in Scotland’s communities and are proud of the difference we support people to make through our c.£1m annual Henry Duncan Awards.”

Information on the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland.

1. For 30 years, Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland (the Foundation) has contributed to improving the lives of individuals and communities all across Scotland. The Foundation has given out almost £120 million in grants and made over 14,000 awards to countless charities. In 2014, the grant maker challenged itself to be bold and pioneering when devising a new strategy to help meet the ever-changing needs of Scottish communities.

2. The Foundation’s main grants programme, called the Henry Duncan Awards, is for grassroots charities working in local communities with people who are disadvantaged. It has six funding rounds per year and the next deadlines for applications are Deadline date. At its August Board meeting, the Board of Trustees agreed to make 28 grant awards putting over £132,421 of funding into communities all over Scotland. More information about the work of the Foundation is available at http://www.ltsbfoundationforscotland.org.uk

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