Wiston Lodge

Wiston Lodge is there to provide a unique rural setting where people can feel safe and be supported to develop the skills they need to fulfil their potential, free from the distractions of everyday life.

Through the Volunteering Grants Programme, Wiston Lodge received £12,850 towards salary costs for an Outreach and Volunteer Development worker to actively engage the surrounding deprived and isolated local communities. 

Our grant allowed the recruitment of almost 100 volunteers, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to provide support to the 4,000 people who use the facilities throughout the year. Through the recruitment of these volunteers there has been a tangible increase in the engagement of the local community, allowing more opportunities for people to reach their potential.

As part of the Volunteering Grants Programme initiative, the volunteering opportunities were shared with Lloyds Banking Group employees across Scotland to help ensure the services could be delivered.