Community Connect: Home-Start Kincardine

Home-Start Kincardine has been short-listed to become one of the latest recipients of funding from Scotmid Co-operative’s Community Connect initiative – potentially being awarded £15,000 in order to expand the service they provide for families throughout Kincardine and Mearns.

Community Connect was launched last year and enables Scotmid members to award good cause groups in their local area with funding of up to £15,000, generated via the sale of single use carrier bags.

In Scotmid’s North Member Region – encompassing Inverness, Dundee, Aberdeen and Perth – Home-Start Kincardine are one of three good cause groups, who have been short-listed by a Scotmid member selection panel to receive a financial award of either £15,000, £7,500 or £2,500.

The other short-listed Good Cause Groups are The Strathmore Rugby Club Community Trust and Black Isle-based Cromarty Community Rowing Club.

Scotmid members collect votes by swiping their Community Connect card during every in-store purchase and then cast their votes for their preferred good cause group either in-store or at Scotmid’s North Region Annual General Meeting in Inverness in April.

Home-Start Kincardine a voluntary organisation that provides emotional and practical support and friendship to families with at least one child under the age of five years, throughout Kincardine and Mearns.

Community Connect funding will be used to establish family groups that will broaden the charity’s support service by bringing families together in different ways.

Home-Start Kincardine Board Member Ian Anderson said: “Home-Start Kincardine is delighted to be chosen as one of the charities that Scotmid customers can choose to support through Community Connect.

“It is initiatives like Community Connect that provide the invaluable funding we need, allowing us to help and support local families to meet the challenges they face every day.”

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