Aberdeen Brain Injury Programme in Running for Bank of Scotland Community Fund
Momentum Skills' brain injury programme in Aberdeen’s North Silver Street has been shortlisted for the Bank of Scotland Community Fund 2013.
The Pathways programme, run by Momentum Skills, has the chance to be awarded a £3,000 grant from Bank of Scotland to enable it to contribute more positively to the local community by funding I.T. equipment for a new job club for its service users.
Members of the public are being encouraged to vote online for the programme, which has helped hundreds of people rebuild their lives following a brain injury, to give it the chance of securing this vital financial support.
You can vote for Momentum Skills’ Pathways brain injury programme by visiting www.bankofscotland.co.uk/communityfund and entering “Momentum” in the search box.
The programme offers a wide range of support to individuals who have sustained a brain injury including awareness training, personal development workshops in confidence building, social skills and stress management, computer training, support to find and retain employment or to enter further education. The programme also offers information and support to employers and full-time education centres.
Lara Moir, Head of Operations, Momentum Skills, said: “The Bank of Scotland Community Fund will make a real difference to our Pathways brain injury programme in Aberdeen by enabling us to purchase new I.T. equipment for a job club initiative. The job club will give those who use our service a safe and secure environment where they can work independently on their job seeking skills and can access additional support and advice from staff.
“Please vote for Momentum Skills’ Pathways programme to benefit from the Community Fund award.”
Momentum Skills is the training and employment strand of national not-for-profit organisation Momentum.
The Bank of Scotland Community Fund is helping local people across Scotland to have a positive impact at the hearts of their communities by giving grants to over 200 local good causes in towns, villages and cities across Scotland.
There are four local good causes in each community and each will receive an award. Two local good causes from each community will receive £3,000 each, with the other two receiving awards of £300 each.
Community Fund 2013 voting is now open until 1 November 2013.