New Big Lottery Funding for Fife Gingerbread

Monday, 16 April 2018

Fife Gingerbread has been awarded £299,823, which will allow the charity to further develop a network of trained and approved Volunteers and Volunteer Buddies throughout Fife to support some of the most vulnerable families and children in the communities.

Rhona Cunningham, CEO of Fife Gingerbread, said “Volunteers really are the backbone of the organisation, without them we couldn’t deliver our great support to families. Volunteering is a great means of progression; parents gain confidence and learn skills that they will use in the home and in life. Being able to now offer this across Fife thanks to Big Lottery funding is fantastic.”

The funding will see the employment of three new Volunteer Coordinators meaning Fife Gingerbread can develop volunteers in all areas of Fife, training at least an additional 90 local people to become buddy volunteers.

Congratulating the Leven-based charity on its funding success, North East Fife MP Stephen Gethins said: "Fife Gingerbread is a fantastic charity, helping so many families across the area for over 30 years. I am delighted they have been successful in their application to the Big Lottery Scotland Fund which will allow the charity to support some of the most vulnerable families and children in Fife by developing the volunteer buddy programme."

A total of £5,728,140 of life-changing funding for 24 groups across Scotland has been announced by the Big Lottery Fund to help bring local people together and develop happier, stronger relationships with each other.