Dunbritton’s Wider Action
Our Communities are important to us
We continue to engage with Community Links Scotland (CLS) to help us coordinate and deliver our projects.
The Association received £47k for a Covid crisis grant and used this money to help the communities in our areas of operation. The Association purchased 417 vouchers for Asda supermarket at a value of £45 for families that were struggling financially to purchase groceries. The voucher could be used within the shop or online with home delivery. Due to the Association’s Charitable status, Asda kindly gave the Association a discount of 4% which enabled us to provide additional families with much-needed support.
A financial donation of £5,000 was provided to each of the Foodbanks within our area of operation, Food for Thought in Dumbarton and Helensburgh & Lomond Foodbank. Due to the uncertainty in various sectors, unemployment looks likely to increase, therefore, the Foodbanks will be supporting larger numbers of people.
The Association was delighted to provide 979 hot meals to residents and key workers within care homes, residential homes and supported living accommodation.
Fuel payments of £95 were provided to 51 of our tenants who are not connected to the gas network.
The Association purchased various items to create an activity pack to support the mental health and well-being of various age groups of children residing in our properties. Each of the 3 age groups – 0-4, 5-8 and 8-12 included age-appropriate items to stimulate creative and imaginative play. 328 activity packs were delivered to the children of tenants throughout our area of operation and 8 packs were donated to the children residing in Women’s Aid, a facility owned by the Association.
The response from all the Association’s tenants and all the residents and key workers who benefited from the grant funding has been exceptional. Being able to help the Association’s most vulnerable tenants during one of the most financially stressful times has provided the staff with pride. We have heard from tenants about the impact the additional support has had on their lives which has given all staff motivation to continue their support.