Talks ongoing over Fife Gingerbread funding

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A grant of £60,000 from Fife Council has been confirmed, as Fife Gingerbread continues to discuss other funding opportunities

26th February 2019 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

Talks are ongoing to save Fife Gingerbread.

The community organisation received £60,000 from Fife Council last week which will be spent over three years in a bid to make the charity more sustainable.

Chief executive Rhona Cunningham said that the funding from the authority was a boost, and talks with other parties are taking place as the charity looks to secure its long-term future.

Cunningham said: “Everyone in the organisation is delighted that the proposal in the draft budget was approved by councillors. Over the last few weeks we have highlighted the impact we have in Fife and the risk to local families if we don’t find funding, and we are so pleased that councillors and senior council officials have listened to our concerns”

She continued: “We are not out of the woods yet though, and we continue to hold talks with Fife Council, Scottish Government, and other funders in a bid to improve our current position, and continue supporting the 253 families in danger of losing our service.”

A variety of funding cuts has left the organisation facing an uncertain future, with £600,000 required to ensure its current level of service is continued.

The charity, which supported 739 families in 2018, is holding a special event for businesses to find out how they can get involved with the charity.

Taking place at Cluny Activities at 9am on Thursday (28 February), the event will show that doing good is good for business, and highlight the various ways that businesses can partner with Fife Gingerbread and the benefits this will have for them.

The event is open to any business, to attend call Fife Gingerbread on 01333 303124.