Swinney steps in to save Dads Rock
Parenting support charity Dads Rock has been awarded £50,000 to secure its future, Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced last night.
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.”