MAF has always been an agency with innovative ideas on personal safety but without funders and partners ideas often remain on the drawing board. Our Safe Hands booklets for different age groups, for example would not have been created without the interest and financial support of local firm in Monklands, Clark UK Ltd. In turn, the resources we produced caught the attention of our core funders at the Scottish Government who have endorsed their quality and continue to view MAF as agency well able to deliver value.
Our Partnership with West Lothian’s Educational Authority and West Lothian College was given the warmest of welcomes; our Stay Safe campaign attracted several funders, like Awards for All, Barclays Bank and the Police, who all fully recognise high quality initiatives. 2012 – 2013 saw the City of Dundee Council partner with MAF in order to roll out the Stay Safe campaign also.
A partnership is pending with North Lanarkshire Council to promote our Safe Hands training and the Resource Pack 'Stay safe from the Start' which is under development, having received funding from The Maple Trust and Foundation Scotland. An International partnership is pending in 2016 with Not on our Watch: America's Foundation.
Further Partnerships with educational establishments include Brannock High School, Motherwell and New College Lanarkshire. Various activities have taken place in conjunction with these establishments, including delivery of Sandra Brown’s one woman play ‘One of our Ain’ and delivery of talks to Childcare students.
Our Partnership with the children’s charity With Kids has proved to be invaluable. Strong links between the two charities has led to many joint working opportunities. MAF can now offer its children’s services from the With Kids bases in the east end of Glasgow and also the west end of Edinburgh. We are also in Partnership with Roshni, a Glasgow based organisation which works extensively with minority ethnic communities. We hope to carry out some joint work in the near future with Roshni, work which will further support those from ME communities.
We are delighted to receive funding from the Survivor Scotland Innovation and Development fund. This funding will allow us to roll out our Hands on Health training for clients living with a long term health condition. The funding will also allow us to engage in a Training for Trainers programme.
We are delighted to receive funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The award is for 5 years from 2016; it will fund the Positive Steps project which includes our Complementary Therapy service and Hands on Health training.
MAF have also developed some exciting Partnerships with International agencies in recent times.For the duration of the “Road to Change” project (2013 – 2015) we partnered with the
The Scottish Government have been our core funders since 2002 and without their support over the past 11 years MAF would not have been able to achieve much of what it has. Their financial help has allowed the foundation to expand to the extent it has, and become a leader in its field.
We have had financial support from many other sources. As well as the funders previously mentioned, our main grants over the past three years have come from The Robertson Trust, Children In Need, Lankelly Chase, The Allen Lane Foundation and Comic Relief
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