Where you money goes …

Last year we raised £305,000. This year it is our target to double that amount on behalf of the Scottish Community Foundation, a charity which provides financial support to local charitable activity in communities throughout Scotland. Grants made from the monies raised by this event have an emphasis on rural Scotland. At the local level even small grants can have a significant impact. Jane Hook, Buddies Club, Glasgow which was one of last year's beneficiaries said: "For special needs children, the world largely passes them by. With your help we are giving them somewhere to go, something to do, someone to meet." The cost of running the Caledonian Challenge is met through registration fees and company sponsorship with all sums raised by walkers used directly in support of the community.

Should you or your company wish to contribute in the support of local communities, the Scottish Community Foundation is here to help. We offer a range of charitable initiatives and services which may be tailored according to your interests ensuring that your donation is applied to best effect. We currently work with over twenty companies and numerous individuals and the numbers of funds and supporters are increasing each year.

For more information on the work of the Scottish Community Foundation or to discuss effective tax efficient charitable donation, please contact Alan Hobbett on
0131 225 9804, email: [email protected] or visit our web site on www.scottishcomfound.org.uk


GIFT AID - This is hugely important!

The Government is encouraging a more giving spirit in Britain. Through the Gift Aid system charities can claim from the tax man tax paid on donations. Given the current basic rate of income tax we can claim an additional £28 on every £100 donated.


It is a straightforward system with 4 simple steps:

· Advise your donor that through Gift Aid the Foundation can reclaim tax paid on their donation.
· Request the donor's consent to their donation being a Gift Aid donation.
· Enter the donor's details as indicated on the donor sheet.
· Forward your Gift Aid donor sheets, with your funds raised, to our office.

We do the rest. In each case, we will write to all donors thanking them for their support and confirming that their donation has been processed through the Gift Aid system.


All companies are able to off-set any charitable donations against corporation tax in their year end return. In this way, if a company donates £100 and pays corporation tax at 30%, the real term cost to the company is £70. It is important, however, that the company pays the full amount in the first instance and off-sets it against liability at the end of their financial year.

US Nationals

Any US nationals making a donation may do so by off-setting the sum against the US tax liability. For more information please contact the office.

Gift Aid does not impact upon the donor but greatly benefits the charity.


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Beneficiaries from the 99 Challenge

The Scottish Community Foundation provides financial assistance to charities and community groups throughout Scotland. It provides a unique vehicle so that all those who care about Scotland may contribute to the benefit of those in need. The Foundation has a range of initiatives aimed at businesses and individuals with the facility to administer and manage grants according to the interests of the donor. For further details of the work and other grants awarded by the Foundation please contact Alan Hobbett, Chief Executive on +44 (0) 131 225 9804 or E-mail: [email protected]

Income & Expenditure 1999

Total Income                            £300,000
(Registration fees, sponsorship and donations)

Grants made to date              £125,000
Grants due March 2000            £ 45,000

Endowment (1)/development (2)    £ 80,000
Event expenditure                £ 50,000

Total expenditure                £300,000

(1)Each year a proportion of Caledonian Challenge monies will be invested in the Caledonian Challenge Endowment Fund in order to create a permanent and growing asset. The income generated from the fund will be used for future grant-making.
(2)Funds applied for the future development of the Caledonian Challenge and related Scottish Community Foundation activities.

Dalriada Celtic Heritage Trust
To purchase books on Scottish heritage for the Yaigh Arainn Library

Feis Chataibh
Towards tutor costs and organising the Feis

Feis Eilean An Fhraoich
To purchase a computer and colour printer for use by Feis Secretary

Feis Lochabair
To copy music required for tutorials

Feis Rois Ltd
To purchase a fax machine

Glasgow Gaelic Drama Association
For tutors' expenses to double the workshop provision for Feis 2000


Aberdeen Diocesan Youth Service
To purchase a risograph machine for circulation of their newsletter

Apple Tree Childrens Nursery
To extend the existing safety play area for the children

Barrhead Out of School Care
To buy equipment to promote equal opportunities

CNSA Roinn Nan Eilean
To purchase TV/video player, tape/CD player, display material & stationery

Coupar Angus Out of School Club
To purchase various games and equipment

Dingwall Drop-in Kafe
To purchase computer equipment

Dino out of school club
To purchase a computer

Gairloch Childcare Group
To purchase playroom blinds, security light, heater guards and room divider

Kinning Park Schools Out Service
To purchase play equipment

Loanhead After Schools Club
To purchase soft play equipment and safety mats

Lochcarron Playgroup
To paint the exterior of the playgroup building

Lochwinnoch Playground Group
To purchase equipment for a bike skills recycle track

Midlothian Association of Play
Towards funding auxiliaries to work with children with special needs

Orkney Guide Association
To purchase a lap-top computer to be used as a part of a "guidenet" project

Out of School Care Federation
To fund their ESF childcare coalition project throughout the Highlands

Penicuik YM/YWCA
To purchase equipment to develop physical activity/awareness

Schoolhouse Home Education Association
Towards the cost of "family days"

Stirling & Trossachs Scout District
To purchase a new tent

Strathclyde Youth Club Association
Towards the cost of an exhibition of the work of the SYCA

The Dry Dock
To run a babysitting course and a social & life skills programme

West Fife Villages Out of School Childcare
To purchase equipment and games


Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau
To replace existing computer

Airlie Hall Trustees
For repairs to combat wet rot and improve ventilation and drainage

Alpha Centre Council
To paint the community centre and for creche support costs

Angus Money Advice Service
To cover publicity costs and initial running costs

Association of Local Voluntary Organisations
To purchase a computer

Befriending Network (Scotland)
To provide for venue hire, travel costs and materials for regular meetings

Boghall Initiative Group
Towards the cost of taking young people on outdoor activity weekends

Border Search and Rescue Unit
Towards first aid training and to purchase safety equipment

Braendam Family House
To purchase 12 general purpose bicycles and a photocopier

Caithness Community Web Site
To purchase a computer, scanner and software

Cartsdyke Resource Centre
To purchase a new Earth Ball

Corsehill Community Centre
To assist the refurbishment of the hall floor

Drumchapel Safety Project
To cover the costs of transport, literature, venues and catering

Dundee Samaritans
To re-wire the office

East Kilbride Voluntary Organisations Council
Replacement of carpet tiles in the offices and public access area

Finmill Centre Management Group
Towards the cost of purchasing a computer

Gairloch Community Centre
To purchase a disco deck and PA system

Glenmoriston Millennium Hall Management Committee
To purchase 102 chairs and a storage truck

Gracemount Youth & Community Centre
To purchase 2 canoes and accompanying equipment

Hamilton Citizens Advice Bureau
To purchase waiting room chairs

Highland Council
For upkeep of West Highland Way

Honeycomb Community Project
To pay for one year's minibus hire for the elderly lunch club

K & D Voice
To purchase a photocopier

Kilchoan Community Centre Ltd
For staffing, cleaning, maintaining and repairing the fitness centre

Kinlochleven High School
For purchase of new school lockers

Lothian Victim Support
To provide 3 volunteer training days

Milton Volunteer & Care Project
To purchase tables for new office premises

Prestonfield & District Neighbourhood Workers Project
Towards the operating costs of a mental health support group

Princess Royal Trust Dumfries & Galloway Carers Centre
To assist with the establishment of a new group of young carers

Riccarton Parish Church
Towards refurbishment of the clock tower

Ross & Cromarty Council of Voluntary Service
To allow the capital purchase of an automated booklet production unit

Sauchie & Fishcross Community Group
Towards the cost of purchasing computer equipment

Scalpay Community Association
To re-varnish the centre's interior and to purchase equipment

Skye & Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organizations
Towards the cost of purchasing video conferencing equipment

Smailholm Village Hall Committee (PAG)
Towards the cost of purchasing and installing equipment for the play area

St Andrews Ambulance Corps, CWS Section Kirkcaldy
Towards the cost of purchasing a TV, video recorder and computer

St Joseph's Neighbourhood Centre
To provide a small multi-purpose meeting room

Thornhill Community Hall
To buy 5 small collapsible tables for the small meeting room

Tomich Residents Association
To tidy up an area of overgrown woodland in the village

Victim Support Highland
To fund a volunteers' recruiting campaign in Caithness & Sutherland

Voluntary Action Lochaber
Towards the running costs of the refurnishings project

Volunteer Bureau NE Fife
Towards the cost of publicity materials promoting volunteering


Towards providing disabled access ramp and handrail for Crisis's building

Dumfries and Galloway Council on Alcohol
For room hire to hold group meetings

Kirkcaldy Area Abuse Survivors Project
Towards the cost of providing complementary therapy relaxation sessions

Open Secret
To supplement volunteer expenses

Uig Community Development Association
For purchase of computer

Disability/Special Needs

Angus Special Playscheme
To purchase display boards for the on-going recruitment of volunteers

Disabled Person's Housing Service (Renfrewshire)
Towards the cost of computer equipment for the new Paisley office

Drake Music Project Scotland
To purchase equipment for the music workshops and a soundbeam kit

Forres Hard of Hearing Group
To assist with the cost of training lip reading teachers

Highland Disability Sport
To purchase an office telephone system and a minibus electric step

Kaimes Special School Association
To purchase all terrain bicycles and cycling helmets

Kingsinch Summer Playscheme
To purchase games and equipment

North East Fife Stroke Splash Club
To assist with transportation of pool members

Playplus, Play & Disability Project
Towards the cost of a residential weekend for 20 pupils

Renfrewshire Autism & Aspergers Group
Provision of a befriending service for individuals affected by autism

Scottish Downs Syndrome Association
Towards the cost of publishing their magazine

To fund sessional staff, entrance fees and specialist tuition fees


Barclay Friendly Club
To provide transport for club members in a specially adapted

Broomhill Day Centre
To renovate 8 existing chairs

Cowdenbeath Old People's Welfare
Towards the cost of summer outings

Culsalmond Caring Club
To fund a visit to the Christmas pantomime with lunch and tea and gifts

Fife Day Care Services Ltd
To hire specially adapted transport to take clients on outings

Kincardine Old People's Welfare Association
To purchase a gas tea urn for general use in the kitchen

Murrayfield Dementia Project
Towards the cost of functions and outings

Newcastleton Old Peoples Welfare Committee
To upgrade smoke alarms to mains-operated alarms

Rosebery Centre
Towards the cost of purchasing a computer

Scottish Old Age Pensions Association
Towards the cost of maintaining existing services

The Open Door Club
Towards the cost of a bus outing to Arran


Family Mediation Highland
To purchase typist's chair, armchairs, fridge, crockery, kettle, filing cabinets

Home-Start Garioch
To help cover volunteers' travel expenses

Home-Start Kintyre
To fund volunteers' training courses and to purchase a laptop computer

Home-Start Kirkcaldy
Towards the cost of setting up a creche as part of their Family Group

Home-Start Lorn
Towards office costs

Home-Start North East Fife
Towards travel costs for group attendance and family outings

Stepping Forward
To purchase a washing machine and tumble dryer


Angus Mental Health Association - Next Stop Project
To purchase cooker, vacuum cleaner, TV & video and playstation

CHANGES Community Mental Health Project
To support self-help groups in East Lothian for panic attack sufferers

Elgin & District Cancer Support Group
To provide holistic care at monthly meetings and to purchase badges

Elgin Branch of Alzheimer Scotland - Action on Dementia
Towards the cost of a holiday for dementia sufferers and their carers

M E Association - East Kilbride Group
To purchase a computer desk and chair

Manic Depression Fellowship Aberdeen
To fund a weekend break to the Ballater Environmental Education Centre

Mid Argyll Council on Alcohol
To set up a pilot scheme with the Procurator Fiscal for prosecution diversion

Nairn Hydrotherapy Trust
To establish a travel scheme for the elderly/disabled to benefit from hydrotherapy

Parkinson's Self Help Group
To purchase display materials

Positive Help
Towards the cost of running the domestic help service

Reachout Mental Health Expressive Arts Project
Towards the cost of facilitating a Mental Health Reminiscence project

Rosebank Drop-in Centre
To develop the activities programme including golf, cooking, and reflexology

Royston Stress Centre
To purchase a photocopier

SE Scotland Blood Transfusion Scheme
General charity donation at request of event funder

Stepping Stones
Towards the costs of establishing a creative arts group

Survivors' Poetry Scotland
Towards fees for writing workshop facilitators for an outreach project in Edinburgh

West Lothian Epilepsy Resource Centre
Towards the cost of purchasing computing equipment


Army Benevolent Fund
General charitable donation


East Fife Women's Aid
To provide starter packs for domestic abuse victims

Hilton SWRI
To purchase heaters, tables, chairs and a fridge for the hall

Mull & Tiree Federation SWRI
To purchase a reconditioned computer, printer and software

Sutherland Federation SWRI
To take craft workshops to outlying areas to help keep craft work alive


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