Integrate Awarded £2,000 by the Women’s Fund for Scotland to run Women's Drop-in

September 27, 2016


Integrate has been awarded £2,000 towards the running costs of the women's drop-in by the Women’s Fund for Scotland


The women's drop-in is a safe social space where woman of all ages can experience community, speak to someone in confidence and take part in activities like arts and crafts or nail painting. The drop-in also offers assistance in searching for jobs, assistance with form filling (job applications, benefits etc.), social activities (such as games and outings), a safe, regular social environment, a gateway to further community, a signpost to other support functions (and if necessary, support in accessing them), a caring, listening ear, access to the food-bank; 'Storehouse' and perhaps most importantly... tea, coffee and cake!


In a recent report, our out-going drop-in leader, Mairi Murray, said


'Everything we do is focused on the women, their needs and struggles. When issues are identified, we are there to help them to find the places to go or the people to speak to. We have a laptop that people can use to search for jobs, fill out job applications, search for phone numbers etc. which we can also help with, particularly for women who struggle with technology, and we also have a phone for them to use to make appointments etc. We are very much on hand to help deal with any issues that arise in the women’s lives’


We're passionate about addressing loneliness, isolation and disadvantage in all their forms. This grant will really help to ensure that we are able to continue to deliver the services offered at the women's drop-in into 2017. We can't thank the Women’s Fund for Scotland enough!


The Women’s Fund for Scotland  began in 2002 and received 10 years funding from the Scottish Government to make grants, as well as raising funds independently, to help community-based groups of women build confidence and skills to overcome a whole range of challenges. As funding from the Scottish Government ended the group underwent a period of research and renewal to make sure it has a real local impact ahead of re-launch in 2013. The WFS has a grant-making history of giving £1.4 million in grants to over 550 community groups and will continue to make grants all across Scotland. You can find out more about them and the amazing projects which they've contributed to visiting their website HERE.








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