SNP MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Ash Denham, has welcomed a total of £7,842 in grants for local charities, People Know How and Orcadia Movement Ltd, 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.

People Know How which is based in Edinburgh Eastern has been awarded the grant £4,500 towards delivery of the Active Options Programme for adults with a learning disability.

Orcadia Movement Ltd, which is based in Edinburgh Eastern, has been awarded the grant £3,342 towards the cost of materials and equipment for the arts, photography and filmmaking classes to close the appeal.

Commenting, Ms Denham 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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