A number of local charities are quids in this week after being handed generous grants from Scotland’s biggest charitable trust.
The Robertson Trust has given over £214,000 to 12 Falkirk charities from a funding pot of £653,250 for good causes.
The charities benefitting are: Braes Children and Families Centre, Maddiston (£51,000); Falkirk & District Association for Mental Health (FDAMH) (£26,000); Falkirk Citizens’ Advice Bureau (£8000); Barnardo’s Scotland (£53,000 and £35,000); Braveheart Association (£22,500); DASH (Depression & Anxiety Support & Help) (£2500); Equal Futures (£4566.67); Stirling Advice Partnership (£15,000); Strathcarron Hospice (£20,000); Order of Malta Dial a Journey (£1666.67); and Paws for Progress CIC (£10,000).
The Trust was established in 1961 by Elspeth, Agnes and Ethel Robertson and is operated by an independent board of trustees.
Chairperson Dame Barbara Kelly said: “The Robertson Trust exists to improve the quality of life and realise the potential for people and communities in Scotland.”