Remake secures £56,852 funding package from The National Lottery Community Fund

Environmental charity Remake, which is based in Crieff, has secured £56,852 from the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund through The National Lottery Community Fund.

The funding will allow the charity to support its local area as a COVID-19 anchor organisation.

Fiona Gilbert, development manager at Remake, said: We welcome the news that Remake in Crieff has been awarded £56,852 from the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund via The National Lottery Community Fund. This funding will make a key difference to the people and communities living in Strathearn and Strathallan during the COVID-19 crisis.”

Remake plans to use some of the funding to open a community tool library in the response hub to allow locals access to items such as IT equipment, household items and play equipment.

Other Crieff-based organisations will also benefit from the funding to allow them to further support those who need it.

Crieff ConneXions, which supports people facing issues such as isolation and poverty, will receive a share of the funding to open a Response Hub on the town’s High Street.

The hub will provide a range of services including debt counselling and a community fridge.

National Lottery Community Fund Scotland director, Neil Ritch said groups such as Remake are “well placed” to help support people in their local areas.

He said: “We know community groups like Remake Scotland have significant experience in responding to challenges so they are well placed to support people and communities in Strathearn and Strathallan as they look to support a local response to COVID-19.”

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