How are we funded?

When a healthy baby dies suddenly and unexpectedly, the impact is both devastating and lifelong. It is our purpose to ensure that those affected by cot death will receive the support they need for as long as they need it. To do that, we are dependent on individuals and organisations, from whom we get almost all of our funding. Most of this is raised through voluntary donations and a range of fundraising activities, together with support from corporates and charitable trusts.

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During financial year (2019/2020) we received a  donation of £7,000 (2.5% of our total income) from Scottish government through the Improving Health and Wellbeing Grant to help with funding towards our Next Infant Support Programme across Scotland.

Covid-19 funding to help us continue to provide services to those families affected by SUDI throughout the pandemic has been generously provided by:

  • Bank of Scotland Foundation REACH Grant
  • Corra Foundation – Wellbeing Fund
  • Foundation Scotland Emergencies Trust Fund
  • Third Sector Resilience Fund
  • Tiny Changes

For our day to day charitable activities we are heavily reliant on donations  from the wider public making donations or supporting us through fundraising events and from charitable trusts as well as our own activities.

Companies who supported us as charity of the year and through donations this year and throughout 2019/2020 include:

  • Branders
  • Carrick Asset
  • Ecclesiastical
  • Emtec
  • Hamilton Accies
  • IFF Research
  • Sainsbury’s local stores –  Shandwick Place, Edinburgh (2019/2020 financial year)
  • Spar local
  • William Grants

The charitable trusts who have supported our work this financial year and in 2019/2020 year include:

  • Albert Hunt Trust (2020/2021)
  • Alexander Moncur Trust (2019/ 2020 & 2020/2021)
  • Bank of Scotland Foundation (2019/ 2020 & 2020/ 2021 – see above for Covid-19 funding)
  • Bellahouston Bequest Fund (2019/ 2020 & 2020/2021)
  • Global’s Make Some Noise (2020/2021)
  • Hugh Fraser Foundation (2019/ 2020 & 2020/2021)
  • James Inglis  (2019/ 2020)
  • JTH Charitable Trust (2019/ 2020)
  • Martin Connell Charitable Trust (2019/ 2020)
  • Merchant House of Glasgow (2020/2021)
  • Ronald Miller Foundation 2019/ 2020)
  • Saints and Sinners (2019/ 2020)
  • Souter Charitable Trust (2019/ 2020)
  • Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust (2019/ 2020)
  • The Tillyloss Trust (2019/ 2020 & 2020/2021)
  • Ward Family Trust (2019/ 2020)

1.8% of income comes through our own investments and interest generated from those funds.