Continued funding success for Equal Futures in Midlothian

Posted 03/05/2023

Funding from the Scottish Government, processed by Volunteer Midlothian, will enable Equal Futures to improve the mental wellbeing of people with a learning disability and their families whose mental health and wellbeing have been affected by the pandemic.

Equal Futures is delighted to share that it has been awarded £9,000 funding by the Midlothian Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.

The funding, which will fund training and support for several volunteers, will help the organisation improve people’s mental health and wellbeing by providing 1:1 befriending, circles of support and social events.

Jane McAllister, Project Coordinator for Edinburgh and the Lothians, said:

I am passionate about bringing communities together to support each other, and Midlothian is full of wonderful people from all walks of life, who, when they come together sharing a range of skills, knowledge and experience can make a huge difference.

This funding will help us to continue to promote the benefits of our support circles to bring people together around a person with a learning disability, to share ideas about making a positive change in their lives.

Find out more about Equal Futures, including current volunteering opportunities