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BLOG: Village Storytelling Centre

10 February 2020

Older people have a treasure trove of stories and experiences to share with us, if we just take some time to listen.

‘Oh The Stories We Could Tell’ is a storytelling programme for older people across Greater Pollok, Newlands & Auldburn that hopes to capture those stories and experiences; to bring people together in a warm, welcoming space where they feel supported, valued and heard.

BLOG: Forth Valley Welcome's

10 February 2020

Forth Valley Welcome’s Treasurer Hugh Grant writes about some positive developments in refugee integration into Stirling and Clackmannanshire.

We’ve been encouraged to see positive publicity recently about two new ventures in Alloa, run by Syrian refugees who have resettled here over the last 2-3 years.  (Try the vegetarian moussaka in Syriana and then head round the corner for some pistachio baklava from Alwen Cakes!)

BLOG: The Hidden Gardens

10 February 2020

The Hidden Gardens is an urban greenspace located in Glasgow’s Southside. We work to promote community engagement, understanding and trust between people from all backgrounds through horticulture, creativity and collaboration. The Gardens are located between the neighbourhoods of Govanhill and Pollokshields, Scotland’s most ethnically diverse neighbourhoods.

BLOG: SAY Women

10 February 2020

SAY Women is a charity which supports young women (16-25yr olds) who are homeless, or at risk of, due to sexual abuse.

The Impact Fund has played a crucial role in the support of our charity.

The investment from Impact Funding Partners has contributed to the development of what we call sessional support.  Employing staff on an adhoc basis to support our young women in our accommodation unit. 

BLOG: Norma's First 6 Months at Impact Funding Partners

10 December 2019

It is hard to believe that it is only 6 months ago that I joined the team at Impact Funding Partners. I have been learning so much about the organisation and its ethos of fund management, as well as getting opportunities to increase my knowledge of the sector.

I work with 21 different organisations, all of which receive funding through the Equally Safe Violence Against Women and Girls fund and the Rape Crisis Specific Fund.

New Festive Fund (Closed 16th December 2019)

25 November 2019

Impact Funding Partners are delighted to be managing the Wellbeing For Longer in Glasgow Festive Fund for 2019.

Working with Glasgow Health & Social Care Partnership, the fund will enable Glasgow based organisations to support people who may be isolated over the festive period with priority given to organisations working with individuals most at risk of social isolation and loneliness.

BLOG: A Morning At Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre

25 November 2019

Across the country, Rape Crisis centres deliver vital services to survivors of sexual violence. Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre offers emotional and practical support, information and advocacy to women and girls aged 12 up across the local authority.  In this guest blog for 16 Days of Action, Susie Stein, Chief Executive Officer, describes a typical morning for the Centre, and the challenges and rewards of delivering a service that is such a lifeline.