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Lintel's Social Enterprise Programme

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Lintel Trust has a Social Enterprise Programme mainly funded by the Wates Family Enterprise Trust.  This Programme is now open to eligible applicants*.  To find out more, please contact Kate Christie on enquires@lineltrust.org.uk

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Lintel Trust is an unendowed charitable Trust (Scottish Charity Number SC006002) which supports housing and community-related projects in Scotland.  We would not be able to undertake the work we do in Scotland's most deprived communities without donations.  Please donate using the buttons below:

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*this Programme is open to all Scottish housing associations and co-operatives and businesses related to them.   

Lintel Trust Annual Launch a success

Lintel Trust, part of the Link group of subsidiaries, held a very successful Digital Participation event ‘Bridging the Divide’ on Friday 18 November.

Bridging the Divide 18.11.16

Digital Participation is high on the agenda for housing providers and digital exclusion is a growing problem for many of Scotland's social housing tenants.  The event was an opportunity for delegates to share experiences about including and supporting tenants as we move forward into a digital age.

Over 50 delegates attended the event and enjoyed the excellent guest speakers from Carnegie Trust, Scottish Government, SCVO and Wheatley Group. 

Attendees 18.11.16

Delegates took part in a lively panel session which explored the possibilities for a digital future in housing and how organisations can help bridge the digital divide in Scotland's communities. 

Robert McDowall, Chairperson of Lintel Trust said: “Lintel Trust has tracked the development of the digital participation agenda since it was launched by the Scottish Government in 2013. We appreciate the benefits that can be derived by introducing opportunities for those most in need to participate and we have already provided funding to innovative projects in this key policy area. By bringing together those who have a stake in expanding digital participation in some of Scotland's most deprived areas, we have demonstrated that there are opportunities to learn from each other's experiences and hopefully provide a platform to share best practice across the country.

We are keen to bring together those who want to invest in digital participation with those who have projects that they want to develop.”

Lintel Trust would like to thank ng homes for providing the venue and Queens Cross Housing Association for sponsoring the event.

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Supporting People who experience disadvantage in social housing

From its early days, Lintel has sought to address issues of disadvantage in social housing.

Our emphasis has been to support projects that help those recognised as being most disadvantaged in social housing today, including:

  • improved opportunities for homeless people with a particular focus on single homeless people
  • provision of services for older people to enable them to continue living at home
  • improved opportunites for people with disabilities to participate and receive support to live independantly and engage fully in community life
  • digital inclusion and access to online services for older people
  • improved opportunies for ethnic minority groups to participate and receive the support they need to engage fully in community life   
  • support for Scottish social enterprises working with a housing association of its subsidiaries

We do this by taking the donations we receive, whether from other charitable Trusts, commercial companies or from individuals and making these into a series of grants (or sometimes small scale loans) to projects working with disadvantaged groups across Scotland.

This can include housing associations and co-operatives, as well as local projects.

National projects will be considered as long as the work they do is evident in Scotland.

Applicants do not  necessarily have to be registered charities but they should have charitable aims.

Lintel's Social Enterprise Programme

Lintel Trust has a Social Enterprise Programme mainly funded by the Wates Family Enterprise Trust.  This Programme is now open to eligible applicants*.  To find out more, please contact Kate Christie on enquires@lineltrust.org.uk

*this Programme is open to all Scottish housing associations and co-operatives and businesses related to them.   

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