Pink Saltire have received funding of nearly £2000 towards activity to promote equality and LGBT+ rights in Fife.
The charity, based in Dunfermline, has welcomed a donation of £1000 from Fife Charities Trust and £906 from the 4 Winds Development Trust for events to be held this year.
Fife Charities Trust is the staff-led charity giving group within Fife Council, which uses the proceeds of the staff lottery to support local good causes in the kingdom. The Trust has donated funds to support the Fife Rainbow Gala in November. The event will feature an awards and recognition ceremony for campaigners who work in Fife and feature an evening of entertainment and fundraising.
A spokesperson for the Trust said:
“Fife Charities Trust are pleased to offer their support to the first ever Rainbow Gala to be held in Fife and hope it is the first of many such events in the years to come.”
The 4 Winds Development Trust have chosen to support Pink Saltire deliver an LGBT+ awareness training event in the Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly area later in the year. The event will focus on offering a basic understanding of LGBT+ issues, appropriate language, reporting and tackling hate crime and creating positive role models.
The Trust was established to distribute funds from the Little Raith Wind Farm operated by Kennedy Renewables. Projects must provide direct benefit for the people of the Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly, Lumphinnans and Auchtertool and the fund is managed by representatives of the local community.
William Watters, one of the trustees with Pink Saltire, said today:
“We are really grateful to Fife Charities Trust and the 4 Winds Development Trust for their incredible support. As Fifers, we started this group to make things better for LGBT+ people, not just here, but right across Scotland. This funding helps our charity continue this important work – tackling discrimination and giving LGBT+ people a voice in their communities.”
Tickets are available now for the Fife Rainbow Gala and can be purchased by clicking the link below: