Media Release: Thanks a million!

LINK Group Ltd has received over £1 million in funding from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland.

The funding has meant that Link has been able to help young people leaving care in Edinburgh as well as improving the support for Link tenants experiencing hardship.

The Big Lottery Fund also helped Link secure the future of the former Social Enterprise Clydebank building in Clydebank and will help its subsidiary LinkLiving Ltd redesign the way it works as part of the Better By Design process.

Link has received:

* £720,860 as part of the latest Investing in Communities funding package for LinkLiving’s Positive Transitions Project which will support young people leaving care in Edinburgh to develop the life skills and resilience necessary to make the transition to successful independent living

* £293,000 as part of the latest Support and Connect funding package for Link’s Tenant Transition Advice Service which will help support more Link tenants by providing money advice, help with debt management and access to internet services and financial products.

Craig Sanderson, Link Group chief executive, said: “We are immensely grateful to the Big Lottery for its substantial support, demonstrating the confidence it has in Link to deliver a range of vital services.’’

Big Lottery Fund Scotland chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “We’re aware of families and communities across Scotland struggling to cope with financial, emotional and physical pressures.

“Enabling people to find a way through these challenges is at the heart of our work at the Big Lottery Fund and we are delighted to be able to have supported Link to help them make a real difference in communities across the country.”


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