Nisa’s charity announces £100k competition winners

Brothers in Arms Scotland

Two Scottish organisations are among the winners of Nisa charity Making a Difference Locally’s 10th birthday bonanza competition.

Brothers in Arms Scotland (pictured) and Create Paisley will each receive £10,000 to help them to improve their marketing, reach more funders and beneficiaries, and become more sustainable.

All 10 winners are small charities with an annual income of under £100,000. All are invited to take part in a celebratory event in September, where they will also attend marketing, fundraising and bid-writing masterclasses from industry experts to help them get the most out of their increased marketing budgets.

Brothers in Arms offers support to men in Scotland, of any age, who are down or in crisis and empowers them to ask for help when they need it, without feeling a failure if they do. Create Paisley is a youth arts charity that hosts open mic nights, arts workshops, a youth forum and more.

The other winners were Bury Involvement Group in Mental Health, Disability Information Service Huntingdonshire, George Padmore Institute, Moorvision, Nantwich Museum, Real Junk Food Project Brighton, Ronan’s Trust and Voluntary Youth Manchester.

As part of their entry, each cause was asked what they would use the funding towards, with the winners’ wish lists including promotional films, local marketing campaigns, new websites, training courses and more.

Nisa’s Head of Charity, Kate Carroll, said: “We’re thrilled at the response we received to this competition. We had 196 entries from across the UK and all of the charities are doing such incredible work.

“We hope the extra funds and support will go a long way in helping our winning charities to communicate and promote their work to a larger audience. We are really looking forward to meeting them all in September for a celebratory event. Even though they are all quite different charities we know they will benefit from spending time with each other as they’ll all face similar challenges whilst running small charities.”

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