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Monday
May072012

Scottish Government funding for FNF Scotland

Families Need Fathers Scotland has been successful in our application to the Scottish Government's Equality Fund.  We have been awarded a grant of £15,000 per year for the next three years to provide information and support for fathers and other family members facing contact problems after separation.

Our work to improve understanding of existing legal rights and promote involvement of non-resident fathers in their children's education will also be supported through this grant.

The new Scottish charity has also received a donation from the Robertson Trust to support our work with local self-help groups in Scotland.  Families Need Fathers Scotland was established as a separate Scottish charity as part of a two-year project funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in 2010-2012.

"This support means that Families Need Fathers Scotland can continue to offer services and support to the  individuals who contact us and the local groups in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Stirling, as well as planning further groups in other parts of Scotland" commented National Development Manager Ian Maxwell. 

"John Forsyth and I will continue to develop the work of FNF Scotland, and we are fortunate to have Catherine MacPherson working with us part-time for three months as a graduate intern, supported by the Adopt an Intern scheme." 

Catherine has a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from Aberdeen University.  She will be carrying out research into various aspects of family law policy, including preparation of a parent's guide to Bar Reports.