Artlink Central shortlisted for Perfect Partner with NHS Forth Valley in national Scottish Charity Awards 2014

Artlink Central has been named as a finalist in the 2014 Scottish Charity Awards, for its ‘Perfect Partnership’ working with NHS Forth Valley.

Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Awards, which are free to enter, celebrate the crucial work of charities, community groups and individuals dedicated to making Scotland a better place to live.

SCA infographic 2014

Kevin Harrison, Director of Artlink Central, said:

 “We are absolutely delighted that Artlink Central has been shortlisted for a Scottish Charity Award for the work we do in partnership with NHS Forth Valley. Our participatory arts projects in healthcare settings across the Forth Valley are impacting positively on people’s health and wellbeing and are made possible by this crucial partnership between Artlink Central and NHS Forth Valley. Together we are evolving the role of Arts within Healthcare.”

 

Martin Sime, Chief Executive, SCVO, said:

“Charity employees and volunteers go above and beyond the call of duty to make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable people right across Scotland on a daily basis.

“These awards are an important chance to acknowledge the impact these people make and how they help to make Scotland a better place to live for everyone.”

All shortlisted entries will also compete for the People’s Choice Award which will be decided by the public.

 

The full shortlist includes:

 

Charity of the year

Cassiltoun Housing Association

Fife Gingerbread

Leuchie House

Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre

Scottish Wildlife Trust

 

Cracking campaign

Species Champions  (Scottish Environment LINK)

Two Too Many (SAMH)

A Coalition for Continuing Care (Barnardo’s Scotland, Aberlour Childcare Trust, WhoCares? Scotland)

Help Us Be Spontaneous (ENABLE Scotland)

Quality Care. Everywhere. (Prostate Cancer UK)

 

Celebrating communities

Ok Skate - Skye Youth Space

Tollcross YMCA

Edinburgh and Lothian Prostate Cancer Support Group

Interest Link Borders

The Caravan Project

 

Charity Champion

Karen Farquhar-Marr, Befriend A Child

Stuart Rose, MS Society

Gail McKeitch, NAS

Anne Houston, CHILDREN 1st

Peter McMahon, ENABLE Scotland

 

Perfect Partnership

Sue Ryder / Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations

West Dunbartonshire LinkUp Consortium / West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership

Artlink Central / NHS Forth Valley

The Junction, Young People, Health & Wellbeing / Port of Leith Housing Association

The Kiltwalk / Sunday Post

 

A sporting chance (one-off award supported by Glasgow 2014)
Venture Trust
Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled (RDA)
Sports Driving Unlimited
The Spartans Community Football Academy (SCFA) 
Down’s Syndrome Scotland

The Scottish Charity Awards are open to any voluntary organisation, charity, community group or individual charity volunteer or staff member. More information is available at the Scottish Charity Awards website

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on 5 June.

  For more details, please contact Kevin Harrison at kevin@artlinkcentral.org or on 01786 450971

Click this image to vote for us in the People's Award

Click this image to vote for us in the People's Award

Sally Booth's residency behind the scenes at Forth Valley Royal Hospital resulted in work like this.

Sally Booth's residency behind the scenes at Forth Valley Royal Hospital resulted in work like this.

Abrupt Encounters saw participating artists with learning disabilities creating live arts experiences for the hospital public alongside artists like Alex Rigg

Abrupt Encounters saw participating artists with learning disabilities creating live arts experiences for the hospital public alongside artists like Alex Rigg

Older people across hospital wards took on the make do and mend ethos to our upcycling project to create new wearable art across the hospital

Older people across hospital wards took on the make do and mend ethos to our upcycling project to create new wearable art across the hospital

Artists worked in the children's ward to support patients to create a wishing tree that is now used by playworkers as an evaluation tool as well as being an art feature in the ward

Artists worked in the children's ward to support patients to create a wishing tree that is now used by playworkers as an evaluation tool as well as being an art feature in the ward

Greenhouses of vibrant work curated from older people in ward settings brought the hospital to life last year.

Greenhouses of vibrant work curated from older people in ward settings brought the hospital to life last year.