The SPAEN Board of Trustees and Directors would like to acknowledge and thank the following grant funders for their commitment to our work from April 2020 – March 2021.
Grant funding is “restricted” and can only be used for meeting agreed costs and delivering agreed outcomes. SPAEN also generates “unrestricted” income and this comes in the form of Membership fees, donations and other earned income including the provision of independent support, advice, guidance and assistance to Direct Payment users which has been commissioned through local authorities or Health & Social Care Partnerships.
Scottish Government Grant Funding:
- £60,000.00 (1 year funding)
This fund was originally granted to SPAEN to support collaborative working with East Renfrewshire HSCP, SDS Forum East Renfrewshire and other 3rd sector stakeholders in the East Renfrewshire area for a period of 1 year.
Scottish Government subsequently varied the “outcomes” linked to the grant fund for Q1 and Q2 (April – September 2020) to enable the resource to be used in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
FirstPort Scotland (Third Sector Resilience Fund)
- £56,000.00 (6 months emergency funding relating to Covid-19)
SPAEN successfully applied to the Third Sector Resilience Fund to retain staff resources (Q1 and Q2) to meet the anticipated increase in demand for support, information, advice and guidance from PA employers and other social care users as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
National Lottery – Awards for All
- £8,300.00 (6 months emergency funding relating to Covid-19)
SPAEN successfully applied to the National Lottery Communities Fund to retain staff resources (Q1 & Q2) to meet the anticipated increase in demand for support, information, advice and guidance from PA employers and other social care users as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
National Lottery – Awards for All (Citizen -S- Project)
- £10,000 (Varied with agreement of National Lottery to focus on resource and demand as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak)
SPAEN successfully applied to the National Lottery Communities Fund to support the Citizen -S- project aimed at reducing social exclusion and isolation for social care users.
The National Lottery team subsequently offered SPAEN the opportunity to vary the use of these funds to meet any emerging or emergent and urgent demand relating to the Covid-19 outbreak.
SPAEN is now actively looking at moving activities and events ‘online’ as the lockdown restrictions start to lift as this is seen as being vital to the well-being of social care users going forward.