Foundation gives £135,920 towards SHA’s vital work with young people

Bank of Scotland Foundation has awarded £135,920 to Scottish Huntington’s Association in support of our work with young people growing up in families impacted by Huntington’s disease.

The funding is a share of nearly £1.5 million being distributed amongst 12 charities as part of the foundation’s Change programme.

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The Scottish Huntington’s Association Youth Service supports children and young people across Scotland to help them cope with being a young carer, managing changes to a parent’s physical and mental health, dealing with loss, bereavement, and the impact of being at 50/50 genetic risk of the disease.

100% of children and young people we support have reported improved emotional wellbeing after seeing their SHA Specialist Youth Advisor.

In addition to 1-2-1 support, the Youth Service also provides group work, activity days, an annual summer camp, residential trips, bursaries to support education and employability, and access to information materials including financial management digital resources developed in collaboration with our young people.

Bank of Scotland Foundation receives an annual donation from Lloyds Banking Group as part of the Group’s commitment to Helping Scotland Prosper. It donates these funds to charities across Scotland through its Grants Programmes and a Matched Giving Programme.

Since November 2010, the foundation has provided over £14m to more than ,800 charities making positive change across Scotland, enabling over 600,000 people to benefit from a variety of much needed local services and personal support.

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