Autism Charity to 'adapt & thrive' thanks to Scottish Government grant.

The Scottish Government has awarded £75,000 to local charity Grampian Autistic Society as part of their Adapt & Thrive grant programme.

Whilst the charity has worked extremely hard to continue providing the level of support services required throughout the pandemic, it has not had the capacity for growth due to the various social distancing measures required. Billy Alexander, CEO of Grampian Autistic Society explained, “The last fifteen months has been hugely challenging for us in just keeping our head above water and supporting those who really need our help. The Scottish Government Adapt & Thrive grant couldn’t have come at a better time as it will enable us to grow and develop our services to provide more much needed support across Grampian.”

The charity is now running a Playscheme for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions in Aberdeen every day over the school summer holidays and for the first time, it is mirroring this service in Elgin, enabling children and their families throughout Moray to receive this much needed support.

Chair of Grampian Autistic Society, Margaret Hodder enthused, “I am really excited to see how the organisation continues to ‘adapt and thrive’ - we have big plans over the coming months and would encourage everyone to visit our new website and of course our very active social media channels to find out the support we provide in their area.”

To find out more about the organisation and how it may be able to help, please call 01224 277900 or email

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