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Local MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie, has welcomed grants made over 2017 in their constituency. During the past year Corra Foundation has funded £12,000 in grants for local charities. Each year, the foundation distributes just under £1 million through its Henry Duncan Grants programme to grassroots charities working in their local communities.

Within Hamilton, Larkhall & Stonehouse, Community Volunteers Enabling Youth Project (COVEY) has been awarded the grant of £5,000 towards the salary of the full-time Befriending Leader.

Milan Lunch & Social Club has been awarded the grant of £2,000 towards running costs of the lunch club to support 35 older people from a BME community.

Machan Trust has been awarded the grant of £5,000 towards the salary of the full-time Children's Worker to work in Strutherhill and Hareleeshill.

Commenting, Christina McKelvie MSP said:

“These awards show how Corra Foundation 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.”

Corra Foundation Chief Executive Fiona Duncan added “Corra Foundation is privileged to be able to contribute to the work of local groups across Scotland, supporting them as they make a real difference in the lives of many people, including vulnerable children and young people, isolated older people, unpaid carers, families experiencing poverty and people affected by disability or mental health issues. We are committed to our vision of a society in which people create positive change and enjoy fulfilling lives and distributing £1m a year via the Henry Duncan Grants is part of this.”