Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. greenspace Scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Our Blairgowrie Day Centre is one of the groups on the short list. We offer a respite service for the carers loved one for up to 3 days each week based out of Rattray Church in Blairgowrie.
This service has a dual purpose. For the carer, it gives them a much-needed break from the caring responsibilities they face at home. They can use this time to catch up on sleep or housework, some time to visit other family or friends or simply use the time to relax safe in the knowledge that their loved one is in safe and experienced hands. For the cared for our day services provide time away from the house and a chance to meet and make friends and take part in new activities such as bingo, curling, music therapy sessions, crafting and much more!
If we are successful in securing a grant from this initiative we will use this funding to help purchase new furniture for the Day Centre such as side tables, new armchairs and plush cushions. We are also hoping to use part of this funding to help us organise a programme of activities and outings for our service users.
We would really appreciate your help by encouraging everyone to remember to pick up your blue tokens and vote for us at the Tesco Superstore on Welton Road, Blairgowrie from now until the 31st of December!
Every little helps! :)
The Bridge Project will be for unpaid carers whose caring role has changed due to bereavement or the cared for person entering long-term care.
Please support our joint application with Pain Association Scotland to the Aviva Community Fund, to run a pain management course for carers in Perth voting is now OPEN.
The Scottish Government has introduced a new benefit called the Carers Allowance Supplement.