Media Release: Charity for London homeless Scots says it remains ‘positive’, despite funding disappointment


A CHARITY for homeless Scots in London has pledged to remain ‘positive’, despite the disappointment of having a grant application rejected for a second, successive year.

Borderline has previously had its core costs supported by the Housing Voluntary Grant Scheme.

Says a spokesperson: “The Scottish Government has, however, invited Borderline to work with officials to better align future applications with its policies.”

And Shona Fleming, Borderline CEO, added: “Although disappointed that our grant application to the Housing Voluntary Grant Scheme for 2017-18 was unsuccessful, we remain positive that they have encouraged us to work more closely with policy officials in the hope of a more favourable outcome in the future.

“We will be meeting them in the coming months.

“In the meantime, we would like to thank the many people who supported us through this process.

“We will continue to explore all available ways of making up the shortfall in income we face, so we can carry on our vital work helping homeless London Scots move off the streets, and into secure accommodation.”


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