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MP welcomes funding boost for local charity

Published date : 20 July, 2015

Pete Wishart has welcomed a £4,000 grant for local charity, Perth & District YMCA from Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland. Every year, the Foundation distributes just under £1 million through its Henry Duncan Awards programme to grassroots charities working in their local communities.

Perth & District YMCA, which is based in Perth & North Perthshire constituency, has been awarded the grant £4,000.00 to towards the salary of the Youth Worker for the drop-in for vulnerable young people aged 18 to 25 years.

Commenting, Pete Wishart MP said:

“These awards show how Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland continues to be at the heart of funding local communities. I’m delighted these grassroots charities are receiving these funds, enabling them to continue their great work in my constituency. Many of the Henry Duncan grants go on staff and running costs like this, meaning they are a lifeline for local charities in this tough financial climate.”

Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, added “We renamed our standard grants programme as the Henry Duncan Awards because we wanted to honour this great Scot whose actions ultimately led to the establishment of the Foundation. Today, we remain focused on funding local charities which aim to improve the quality of life for people who are disadvantaged. This and every year, we put nearly £1 million of funding into Scotland’s communities.  We are proud of the difference we make.”

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