News

Scottish Government Launches Fund to Address Prostitution

3 March 2020

Organisations and partnerships in Scotland could benefit from a new fund focused on addressing prostitution as a form of gender-based violence.

The £100,000 fund announced on the 3rd of March 2020 will support innovative and effective work that builds the capacity of frontline services and of initiatives that challenge men’s demand for prostitution.

Scottish Government launches Delivering Equally Safe Fund

20 February 2020

The Scottish Government has announced the launch of a new funding stream – Delivering Equally Safe Fund.  The purpose of the Delivering Equally Safe Fund is to develop and deliver work which directly contributes to delivering the ambitions of the Equally Safe Strategy.  All guidance documents and application forms can be accessed through this link

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.