Argyll and Bute family charity receives funding boost

Host Sally Magnusson with Home Start MAJIK staff.
Host Sally Magnusson with Home Start MAJIK staff.
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Argyll and Bute-based company Home Start MAJIK had reason to celebrate last week after being awarded £5000 from the Women’s Fund for Scotland.

Home Start MAJIK is an independent charity which offers friendship, advice, emotional and practical support to families living within Argyll and Bute which have at least one child under the age of five. The charity recruits and trains local volunteers, who are parents themselves, to provide home visits.

Home Start MAJIK was one of six groups who had been invited to the grant making event, hosted by Sally Magnusson, at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, and showcased the charity’s work, demonstrating how they make a difference to the lives of those they support.

Dee Hancock, senior co-ordinator at Home Start MAJIK said: “The evening was inspiring and a fabulous opportunity. We were very pleased to be short-listed and honoured to be part of the re-launch event for the Women’s Fund event. The award of £5000 is half of the funds required to allow us to recruit a co-ordinator for the Cowal area, enabling us to find match funding.”