Introducing… The JMA In Action!

Welcome to our new “JMA In Action” series! We’re excited to announce that we’ll be bringing you a new blog post every Sunday afternoon, sharing stories about the organisations and individuals we’ve been able to support, and the huge...

The JMA In Action – Mindfulness Scotland

Many of us will have heard of Mindfulness in recent years, with its growing popularity and increasing recognition that it truly does make a significant difference in people’s lives. The Mental Health Foundation explains that “Mindfulness is a practice that individuals...

Fundraising Story – Cole Nicholson’s Cycle

When we went along to Annan Youth Cycling Club to hear about their use of their JMA grant, we were in for a surprise! Cole Nicholson, a fantastic wee guy, came to meet us straight from school, to tell us about his incredible fundraising adventure. He cycled from...

The JMA In Action – Glasgow Night Shelter

Glasgow Night Shelter was founded in December 2011, by a small team who recognised an upsetting gap in the provision of homeless services. Due to rules surrounding the delivery of shelters and benefits, refused asylum seekers and homeless non-EU migrants are typically...

The JMA In Action – The DASH Club

In this week’s JMA In Action Story, we’re putting the spotlight on an amazing organisation based in the North of Glasgow, The DASH (Disability After School Holiday) Club. They work with young people with complex support needs, and over their 17-years, have constantly...

The JMA In Action – Cancer Support Scotland

Cancer Support Scotland provides emotional and practical support on a one to one basis, and through community groups, to anyone affected by cancer, including family and carers. The period in life following the completion of cancer treatments is often found to be the...

The JMA In Action – St Teresa’s Primary

St Teresa’s Primary, located in the Lochside area of Dumfries, were awarded a JMA grant back in 2015, to ensure they could deliver their Cycling Proficiency programme to as many students as possible at the school. At the start of summer, a few members of the JMA Team...

The JMA In Action – Sports Driving Unlimited

Sports Driving Unlimited is a charity founded by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers, “keen for people with an impairment to enjoy the fun, excitement, and health benefits of taking part in sports carriage driving.” They work in partnership with a Community...

The JMA In Action – Bellshill Community Foodbank

Sadly, so many of us will know that the need for food banks has dramatically increased throughout the UK in recent years. According to a recent article in the Guardian, The Trussell Trust operates 1390 food banks across the UK. In 2016-17, it provided an astounding...

The JMA In Action – SiMY Community Development

SiMY Community Development’s core aim is to be “a caring, listening and inclusive community, within which young people and their families can explore and develop their potential through planned and informal activity”. This organisation received a grant of £2000 from...

The JMA In Action – Torry Academy

When Torry Academy’s Maths Department came to the Trust in late 2016, looking for financial assistance towards a study weekend away, we knew we had to be involved! John had studied Maths and Statistics at the University of Glasgow, and after his first diagnosis and...
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