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Our Funders

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TSB (Bathgate Branch)

The Bathgate branch of TSB had nominated S.M.I.L.E as their chosen charity for 2017/18.

The team in the branch have done a fantastic job helping raise funds for SMILE throughout the year through a range of fun ideas.

As a result the team have helped raise over £650 for SMILE Counselling.

Thanks to all the TSB Team and their loyal customers for their support 🙂

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Scotmid Coop

Scotmid Coop awarded S.M.I.L.E Counselling funding to go towards purchasing the fundraising cans.

These can now be found throughout West Lothian displayed in various supporting organisations and businesses.

This will help us generate a regular income of funds throughout the year with fundraising.

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European Social Fund (ESF)

The European Social Fund has awarded S.M.I.L.E Counselling grant funding towards employing a full-time counsellor over a 1 year period (July ’18 – June ’19) in partnership with The Robertson Trust and West Lothian Development Trust.

Thank you to the European Social Fund for all their support.

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West Lothian Development Trust

The West Lothian Development Trust has awarded S.M.I.L.E Counselling match funding towards employing a part-time counsellor over a 3 year period in partnership with The Robertson Trust.

This will in turn allow us to engage on a  more structured level and give us the capacity to widen our service to clients in the local area.

In addition, in 2018 West Lothian Development Trust have further funded S.M.I.L.E Counselling towards another part-time counsellor post, a part-time administrator and funding to move to larger premises.

Thank you to the West Lothian Development Trust for all their support.

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The Robertson Trust

The Robertson Trust has awarded S.M.I.L.E Counselling match funding towards employing a part-time counsellor over a 3 year period in partnership with The West Lothian Development Trust.

This will in turn allow us to engage on a  more structured level and give us the capacity to widen our service to clients in the local area.

Thank you to the Robertson Trust for all their support.

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Firstport / UnLtd

UnLtd supports individuals who have their social ventures firmly rooted in delivering positive social change.

UnLtd were S.M.I.L.E’s first funders to help us get off the ground. Their funding helped us get an office space, equipment and marketing materials and a website which has been a great starter.

In addition to this in 2018 UnLtd support S.M.I.L.E further by awarding us the ‘Grow It’ Award of £15,000 in order to help grow and expand the service.

We thank all at UnLtd and Firstport, specifically Eileen Inglis for all her continued support, advise and guidance through our starting up process

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Version 1

Version 1 delivers technology enabled solutions and services that transform our customers’ businesses. Version 1 awarded S.M.I.L.E Counselling 1000 euros based on a short film that we made about our service that was then voted for by their staff. We thank Version 1 and their staff for all their support and funding.

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ASDA

ASDA Carrier Bag Community Grants Programme awarded S.M.I.L.E Counselling £1,770 towards an office space and equipment for the office to be functional. This has been a valuable input into our sustainability and we thank ASDA for their award.

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The Schuh Trust

The Schuh Trust have awarded S.M.I.L.E Counselling £7,680 which will help provide us with an environment to work with clients or the next 2 years. This is fantastic news and something that will be invaluable to our service and the young people who use it.

Thank you to the staff who championed our application and to the Trust for supporting us.