Argyll charities receive share of £1m

Argyll and Bute MP Brendan O'Hara.

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FOUR Argyll based charities have received a share of £14,960 from Lloyds TSB foundation for Scotland, writes David McPhee, reporter.

The charities: Home-Start Lorn, Mid Argyll Youth Development Services, Mid Argyll Transport Volunteers and Oban Youth Café Project all received a share of £1m to grass roots charities in the UK Brendan O'Harathrough Lloyd TSB’s Henry Duncan Awards programme to local grassroots charities.

Argyll and Bute MSP, Brendan O’Hara, said: ‘I’m delighted grassroots charities have been rightly recognised and are receiving these funds, enabling them to continue their great work in our 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.’

Fiona Duncan, chief executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, said: ‘We renamed our standard grants programme as the Henry Duncan Awards because we wanted to honour this great Scot whose actions ultimately led to the establishment of the Foundation.

‘Today, we remain focused on funding local charities which aim to improve the quality of life for people who are disadvantaged.

‘This and every year, we put nearly £1,000,000 of funding into Scotland’s communities. We are proud of the difference we make.’