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30/11/17 19:08

Dad's Rock funding

Funding for parenting support charity.

Parenting support charity Dads Rock has been awarded £50,000 to secure its future, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has announced.

The Edinburgh-based organisation has had to scale back services following a number of unsuccessful funding applications.

Now, Dads Rock will receive £35,000 from the Scottish Government, which will enable the reinstatement of all playgroups, antenatal classes and work with young fathers.

In addition, the organisation will receive a further £15,000 to evaluate the benefits of its work, which will help it apply for funding in future.

Mr Swinney said:

“I hugely value the important support Dads Rock provides to parents, particularly fathers, and I was very concerned to hear it was in jeopardy because of a funding shortfall.

“I am pleased that this £50,000 will enable services to resume, as well as helping to secure the long-term future of the organisation.”