Our Growing Together project, which supports families of children with disabilities in the Glasgow area has been given a £388,218 National Lottery award from the Big Lottery Fund.
The project supports around 200 families and is currently being delivered across four partnership primary schools in the Broomlea, Croftcroighn, Hampden and Langlands areas of Glasgow.
Growing Together offers support for parents and siblings, tailored to suit the individual needs of each family. This funding will allow Cornerstone to continue providing priority outreach, support and networking opportunities for families to help them cope better with day-to-day challenges, and support for children transitioning from primary to secondary school.
Susan Lorimer, Growing Together, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this funding. Our previous Big Lottery funding allowed each family to experience their own unique journey and have their support tailored to meet their individual requirements.
“Our new award will enable us to continue providing this valuable support and assist us to reach out to an even wider range of families in need.”
Lisa Duthie, Leader of The Cornerstone Foundation, said: “It is fantastic news that we have received this National Lottery award. This means that we are able to continue Cornerstone’s Growing Together project, enabling children and their families to enjoy fulfilled and valued lives.”
Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “I am delighted that The Cornerstone Foundation has been successful in securing a Big Lottery Fund grant. The funding will make a big difference where it is needed most and I wish Cornerstone every success as it goes on to develop and expand its project for the benefit of their local community.”