Like many third sector organisations, we rely very much on funding. Financial support has been even more vital this year, due to the pandemic, and the need to quickly adapt to revised working practices to keep everyone safe.
As well as ongoing funding through The Roberston Trust, we greatly appreciate funding from several different sources, including:
£2,000 from the Community Wellbeing Fund at STV Children’s Appeal
£5,000 from the Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund
£3,500 from the Aberdeen City Council COVID-19 Grant.
In addition, we have received donations totalling over £6,300. We would like to give huge thanks to individuals and other organisations alike, including:
Lesley Inkson, who completed a Kilt Walk
Dawn McIntyre and Gary Davidson, with a donation in memory of William “Billy” Davidson
Caroline Dempster, who ran a Body Shop Fundraiser
Laura Duncan, who completed a head shave
Isabel Simon, who did a birthday fundraiser
People who took part in our online pet show
Aberdeen Diabetes Centre
Also individuals who have donated directly or through our JustGiving page
These sources of funding are such a huge help to us in ensuring we can continue to deliver autism specific services to the autism community with minimal disruption to their lives. Having these funds available helps us adapt, extend, tailor and individualise our services to meet the needs of each person. It has helped us to make a difference to people’s lives by reducing their isolation, improving their mental health and wellbeing and increasing engagement with others.
We are very grateful to each person and organisation that has played their part during this difficult time – thank you.