Case Studies

Below are some brief descriptions of services/projects that the Trust has funded in recent years:

(copyright Rosemount Lifelong Learning)

Case Study #1: Rosemount Lifelong Learning

Grant awarded: £10,000 (one year grant)

This grant was to assist with the costs of an IT tutor to deliver IT, digital and employability skills training to disadvantaged adults in 2017/18. This service was delivered on a flexible learning basis from their in-house computer lab in North-East Glasgow. Targets were exceeded, with over 250 adults receiving IT support, and 66 participants attending the weekly job search sessions with integrated literacy support. In addition, over 37 IT qualifications were completed by service users.

(copyright Epilepsy Scotland)

Case Study #2: Epilepsy Scotland 

Grant awarded: £6,000 (one year grant)

The grant from the Trust was towards the staff costs of the Epilepsy Youth Worker to oversee the Lighthouse Youth Project in Edinburgh; a dedicated support service for young people up to the age of 21, who are affected by epilepsy and associated physical and neurological conditions. Weekly youth groups delivered a range of youth-led activities and were accessed by 36 participants. Similarly, residential weekends were over-subscribed, and support was provided to young people and their parents and carers. Epilepsy Awareness workshops were also delivered in 11 schools over the course of a year, which far exceeded their target.

(copyright Ayrshire Cancer Support)

Case Study #3: Ayrshire Cancer Support

Grant awarded: £14,000 (£7,000 x 2 years)

This termed grant contributed towards the new Cancer Nurse Manager role and their development of services at the new support centre in Kilmarnock. This informal drop-in facility offers a range of services including private counselling, foot care clinics and mindfulness classes. Self-management programmes were developed in line with service user feedback, and over 5,500 clients have now been supported through their experience of cancer. Partnership working assisted the expansion of services and evaluations and feedback have been extremely positive.