THE Barrack Charitable Trust is donating £47,716 to a range of charitable organisations across Scotland.
Established in 2009 by Knight Property Group founder and chairman James Barrack, the Trust aims to help organisations cope with the decrease in charitable donations for specific projects due to the economic climate. It is open for application twice a year, with 19 organisations benefiting from support in this tranche.
In Aberdeen and the north east, major beneficiaries include Camphill Rudolf Steiner School, Charlie House and Kayleigh’s Wee Stars.
Camphill Rudolf Steiner School has received £15,000 to support the building of a new residential house with a separate independent living wing and courtyard. The house will help an additional seven young people with complex additional support needs who are waiting to access local specialist education and care provision.
The Charlie House ‘Big Build Appeal’ has received £5,000 towards initial interior design costs at the Charlie House Specialist Support Centre, to be built in the grounds of Woodend Hospital in Aberdeen. The centre will provide support to babies, children and young people who require palliative care and support.
Kayleigh’s Wee Stars has received £5,000 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 diagnosis and subsequent treatment and care needs.
The Edinburgh City Mission has received £5,000 to support the ‘Soul Food’ Initiative. The funding will help to deliver sit down meals to people living on the streets of Scotland’s capital.
Other charities receiving support include Volunteering Matters in Alloa, The Moira Anderson Foundation in Airdrie, Save the Children, Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre in Glasgow, and Family Addiction Support Services, also in Glasgow.
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.”