Projects supported in 2019

  • YPI

    December 2019

    YPI is an established leader in the field of citizenship education programmes, providing a uniquely intensive, all round programme which has proven impact on personal, enterprise, employability and citizenship skills. YPI has been cited in eight of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education (HMIE) School Reports as an example of best practice in Citizenship Education, specifically… Read more >

  • Steps to Hope

    December 2019

    One of our Trustees came across this charity during a supermarket visit and a donation was subsequently made to this charity that helps anyone who is homeless and/or suffering from addiction and wants to change their life. Help that is offered includes a chaperone service to mutual age groups, accommodation, 1 to 1 support sessions,… Read more >

  • Handicapped Children’s Action Group

    December 2019

    Donation given towards equipment for local disabled children. The purpose of Handicapped Children’s Action Group is to be there to provide the funding for all types of specialist equipment that will help to give disabled children independence and mobility. They also hope they are able to give a lot of the children the ability to… Read more >

  • Duddingston Kirk

    December 2019

    Donation made to the Jock Tamsons Gairden project which is part of The Glebe Project at Duddingston Kirk. The garden in the church allows people to observe wildlife around Duddingston Loch. Several charities and schools are involved in building and running the garden including those with learning difficulties and other disabilities.

  • Broomhouse Centre

    November 2019

    Donation given to The Beacon Club which is held within the Broomhouse Centre providing day places for older people with dementia. The club aims to improve the quality of life for people with what is often a socially isolating condition, as well as support them to continue to live in their own homes for as… Read more >

  • Mayfield & Easthouses Youth 2000 Project

    November 2019

    Donation made to their Sunday Sesh project which provides a weekend community-based youth service across Midlothian offering an informal, relaxed environment for young people to reflect on their weekends and prepare for the week ahead. Sessions offer a range of physical activities, advice and signposting for emergency contraception, NHS 24 etc. Snacks/lunch are provided and… Read more >

  • Children 1st

    November 2019

    Donation made towards The Children 1st Family Wellbeing and Recovery Hub project based in Midlothian called Get Connected. This project is a pilot project running through 2020. This project is aimed at families in rural areas which can be an isolated experience, especially families affected by parental substance misuse.

  • Homelands Trust

    November 2019

    Homelands offers wheelchair accessible self-catering holiday lodges and disability accessible lodges in the East Neuk of Fife. Donation was made towards specialist equipment required in these lodges.

  • Polar Academy

    November 2019

    Donation made towards equipment at The Polar Academy which identifies invisible 14-17 years old secondary school children, crushed by a lack of self-esteem and gives them the chance to redefine their physical and mental limits. Participants are put through a rigorous ten-month training programme before being immersed in the wilds of Greenland, navigating through some… Read more >

  • Venchie Children and Young People’s Project

    November 2019

    Donation given to this after school club run in Craigmillar four afternoons per week for over 100 children under the age of 18.

  • British Red Cross

    October 2019

    Donation made to the Midlothian Summer Pop Up Activities project in Midlothian. This project is to replace the gap in service provision during the school summer holidays aimed at reducing social isolation. In 2019 over 465 people attended and this donation is made for 2020.

  • Ocean Youth Trust Scotland

    September 2019

    Ocean Youth Trust Scotland are a leading youth work charity and the only national, voluntary organisation of its kind. They offer adventurous residential sailing voyages supporting young people aged 12-25 to realise their true potential. Over 700 young people from a diverse range of backgrounds sail with us each year for five or seven days… Read more >

  • Absolute Classics

    August 2019

    Absolute Classics provide audiences and young people with high quality musical opportunities by presenting a ten-day summer festival in August, a monthly series running from September to March and hosting an extensive education programme.

  • St Andrew’s Hospice

    April 2019

    St Andrew’s Hospice is an independent charity providing care and treatment for those living with life threatening illnesses in North and South Lanarkshire. It strives to meet the needs of all irrespective of religious, cultural or ethnic background.

  • PBC

    March 2019

    The PBC Foundation is the only UK organisation that specifically helps those affected by Primary Biliary Cholangitis (liver disease): patients, their carers and their families, and health professionals. They serve members in over 65 countries around the world. They offer a range of services that include a helpline, website (with a separate section for members),… Read more >

  • Butterfly Conservation – further support

    March 2019

    Butterfly Conservation is a charity that was formed by a small group of dedicated naturalists in 1968 following the alarming decline of many beautiful butterflies.