The Barrack Charitable Trust is donating £47,716 to a range of worthwhile charitable organisations across Scotland.
The Trust is open for application twice a year, with 19 charitable organisations benefiting from support in this tranche.
In Aberdeen and the North East, major beneficiaries this time around include Camphill Rudolf Steiner School, Charlie House and Kayleigh’s Wee Stars.
Camphill Rudolf Steiner School has received £15,000 funding to support the building of a new residential house with a separate independent living wing and courtyard. The new house will help an additional seven young people with very complex additional support needs in the 16 to 25 age group, who are waiting to access local specialist education and care provision.
The Charlie House ‘Big Build Appeal’ has received £5,000 to go towards initial interior design costs at the Charlie House Specialist Support Centre, to be built on a four-acre site in the grounds of Woodend Hospital in Aberdeen. The purpose-built centre will support families living in Aberdeen and across the North East and provide much-needed support to babies, children and young people (up to 25) who require palliative care and support.
Kayleigh’s Wee Stars has received £5,000 to go towards supporting the core work of the charity, which involves awarding grants to families where there is a child with a terminal illness and who are also facing additional financial hardship, often as a result of the impact of the child’s terminal diagnosis and subsequent treatment and care needs.
In the capital, the Edinburgh City Mission has received £5,000 to support the ‘Soul Food’ Initiative during 2022. The funding will help to deliver twice-weekly sit down meals to people living on the streets of Edinburgh.
Established in 2009 by Knight Property Group Founder and Chairman James Barrack, the Trust aims to assist organisations cope with the decrease in charitable donations for specific projects due to the economic climate faced at the time. In recent times, this has been increasingly vital.
Over the years, it has donated more than £1.14m to 194 registered charities all over Scotland.
Trust Chairman James Barrack said:
“Supporting communities has become even more important than ever, particularly during the pandemic. It was a tough job reviewing the applications, as all the charities are working tirelessly and are worthy of our support.
“We are very proud to help such a wide range of charities right across Scotland, to provide much-needed and valuable services, very often reaching those in great need.
“It is pleasing in many cases to also contribute to a lasting future legacy for care, particularly with the new residential house at the Camphill Rudolf Steiner School and the Charlie House Specialist Support Centre. We look forward to watching these develop.”
Other charities receiving support funding from the Trust at this time include:
Columba 1400 – Staffin, Isle of Skye – £2,500
Volunteering Matters – Alloa – £2,000
The Moira Anderson Foundation – Airdrie – £2,000
Care for Carers – Edinburgh – £2,000
North East Sensory Services (NESS) – Aberdeenshire – £1,250
Geeza Break – Glasgow – £1,228
Save the Children – £1,088
Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre – Glasgow – £1,000
Retail Trust – Glasgow – £1,000
MADE4U IN ML2 – Wishaw, Lanarkshire – £1,000
Early Years Scotland – Glasgow – £1,000
Family Addiction Support Services (FASS) – Glasgow – £500
Cairns Counselling – Aberdeen – £500
Forget Me Not Club – Dementia Support – Banchory – £400
Gilvenbank Community Sports Hub – Glenrothes, Fife – £250