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£1.2m from Scottish Sport Relief Programme

Funding / Community Engagement
Eleven projects across Scotland are the latest to benefit from the Scottish Sport Relief Home and Away Programme, as an additional £1.2 million of funding has been announced.

Jointly funded by the Scottish Government and Sport Relief, the grants will help some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people living in Scotland, forming an important part of the Government's commitment to leaving a lasting legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games. 

Marking the announcement with a visit to Dundee Rep Theatre, the Minister for Commonwealth Games Shona Robison met with the staff at the theatre who are providing vital support to young people with mental health problems living in Dundee. The theatre, awarded £107k in July 2012 to support its dramatherapy programme, is an example of how the funding is helping people across Scotland.

The eleven projects tackle a wide range of issues, including providing support for refugees, helping those affected by alcohol problems and supporting vulnerable older people. 

 To date, just over £2 million has been distributed through the fund. Details of the latest projects to receive funding are:

Changeworks, Edinburgh - £208,319 - supporting older people to manage money by being in control of fuel and food costs
REAP, Moray - £71,800 - supporting older people to deal with fuel poverty
Venture Trust, Edinburgh - £95,423 - outward bound programme for women in the criminal justice system
Orkney Alcohol, Orkney - £68,920 - counselling programme and support for 11 – 25 year olds
Tayside Council, Tayside - £104,776 - ten week group programme for young women supplemented with one-to-one support
Relationship Revolution, Aberdeen - £80,004 - preventative and therapeutic intervention for young people aged 14-18
Legal Services Agency, Glasgow - £112,700 - legal support for vulnerable women asylum seekers
Freedom from Torture Scotland, Glasgow - £120,000 - therapeutic support for women who have experienced torture and who are refugees / asylum seekers
Rape Crisis Centre, Glasgow - £117,478 - support for women refugees who have experienced rape
Glasgow Association for Mental Health, Glasgow - £119,908 - training and advocacy work for black, minority & ethnic mental health service users
Multicultural Family Base, Edinburgh - £110,147 – individual and group work interventions for young people aged 11 to 21.

Information about 'away' projects which have recieved funding from the Sport Relief Home and Away Programme