East Lothian Council

Good news for communities as East Lothian Council approves £2.5m of partnership funds

Published Wednesday 28th June 17

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East Lothian Council has approved funding worth more than £2.5 million to a range of local agencies and organisations as part of its commitment to partnership working.

A total of £2,587,159 has been allocated in the 2017/18 financial year to a range of partner agencies and organisations throughout the county, which represents around a 3% increase on the £2,508,159 that was allocated in 2016/17.  

More than 100 individual grants have been made under the programme supporting a huge range of projects including adult and children’s wellbeing, community councils, arts, heritage and sports.

 Major beneficiaries include:

  • First Step, a community project in Musselburgh for families with young children that provides family and parenting support; 
  • Carers of East Lothian, supporting adult carers with information and services;
  • East Lothian Special Needs Playscheme, which provides playschemes during the school holidays for children with a wide range of special needs;
  • The Pennypitt Community Development Trust, which promotes and provides sport, community nutrition, and youth work in the Prestonpans, Seton and Gosford area; and
  • ABEL (Anti Bullying East Lothian), a voluntary organisation that offers information, support, self esteem coaching and workshops to address bullying.

Caroline Harris, Project Coordinator at ABEL, said:

“We at ABEL would like to thank East Lothian Council for their continued financial support, without which we would be unable to deliver our service across East Lothian. At ABEL we are privileged to work with children, young people, parents and staff across the county to help resolve issues of concern related to bullying behaviour. Through our one to one support, small groups and workshops we have worked with over 800 children and young people in schools throughout East Lothian this academic year. None of this would have been possible without East Lothian Council’s continued commitment to the service ABEL provides.” 

Willie Innes, Council Leader and Cabinet Spokesperson for Community Planning, said:

“East Lothian Council works in partnership with a range of agencies and organisations, all of whom make a significant contribution to the vibrancy, health and wellbeing of the East Lothian community. These awards will enable organisations to maintain their commitment to working in partnership with the council and supporting communities throughout the county. We will, of course, continue to review funding arrangements to ensure that best value is secured in all partner arrangements, and to ensure that communities are getting the best possible support from the council and partnership organisations to remain strong, resourceful and inclusive.”

Full details on the amount of partnership funding allocated are available in the Members Library Service on the East Lothian Council website.

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