Some of our funding activities

Shiresmill Riding for the Disabled

Shiresmill Riding for the Disabled provide both therapeutic riding and other equine related sessions to people of all ages and abilities with additional support needs.  The benefits of therapeutic riding are well documented from sources across the globe, but increasingly the addition of equine facilitated ground sessions have enabled a closer connection with the horse on the ground.

Ice Community, Dundee
Monifieth Patient Advisory Group with the new defibrillator on Colin Gibson Drive, Monifieth
Mid-Lin Day Care Centre, Dundee

Mid-Lin Day Care is a small independent charity and company limited by guarantee situated within Linlathen, Dundee. 

Our main aim is to assist in alleviating social isolation and loneliness and offer a supportive environment and work to offer a wide range of social activities and events – all designed to encourage adults and older people to lead happy, independent lives. This can impact on people’s lives by improving confidence, by encouraging interaction and contributing to the making and sustaining of friendships. A nutritious three course meal which is cooked on the premises also assists in meeting the dietary needs of service users who attend.

The Day Service also supports carers to enable them to take a break from the caring role in knowing that there loved one is being supported.

Fruit Bowls Community Garden. Family Fun Day
Young Lives Tayside. Helping single mother's build life skills, confidence and self esteem
Signpost Community Kitchen, Whitfield, Dundee
Ukraine Aid
Grove Academy, helping fund students trip to America for the finals of Robotic Engineering Competition.
Harlaw Academy Outside Project 

The funding from the Lang Foundation was used for Harlaw Academy Outside Project benches and planters, these were all put together and painted by volunteers and have been in use for a several weeks now greatly adding to the use of the outside space. Our next phase is to look at an all-weather surface for a very heavily used area of open space where the current grass is not a good option. We are hopeful of securing funding for this. Some before, during and after photos!Many thanks from us all at Harlaw

Blairgowrie And District Seniors Outing

Last week, Blairgowrie And District Seniors Outing funded a much appreciated trip to the Brechin Castle Centre, with a lovely day for a coach run, which our Meigle ladies (3 of them in their nineties) all enjoyed very much.  After all the restrictions kept many elderly people mostly at home, it is such a pleasure for them to get out and see the countryside again.  They could stroll round the Garden Centre, browse all the nice goods for sale and enjoy a coffee/tea break in the cafe, knowing their mini coach would be there at the door to take them home again.  They are all keen to have another outing somewhere else next month which we will arrange for them.

So thanks again to the Lang Foundation for funding these trips.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Young

Dundee Foodbank
“We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.  
In the year 2019-2020 Dundee Foodbank fed 15,337 people. The coronavirus pandemic has since plunged many more people into financial crisis and has placed a lot more pressure on us at the Foodbank to keep up with demand. We are expecting a surge in demand in the coming months as we enter the colder months and people are faced with the heating vs eating dilemma. Furthermore, with the imminent ending of the furlough scheme, many employers will be faced with difficult decisions.
Over the past 6 months we have supported people who, due to the Coronavirus and economic recession, would never have thought they would have to use a Foodbank. Whilst we provide the short term solution, we work with a team of over 100 professional organisations in Dundee to ensure people are able to access the support they need for the longer term.
Dundee Foodbank is heavily dependent on volunteers and donations from the public to keep us operating. We are incredibly grateful to every donation we receive and will ensure that this will go directly toward ensuring that no-one or no family in Dundee goes hungry.”
Best wishes,
Stock Controller
Dundee Aquatics Swimming classes for disabled children

The funding received from the Lang Foundation helped Dundee City Aquatics to fund ‘Learn to Swim Classes’ for some children who, due to their disabilities, were unable to join-in regular swimming lessons. The classes helped to give them all a chance to learn an important life-skill and water-confidence in a safe and encouraging environment. It also allowed them to have fun in the water. and play with suitable supervision The classes also gave the parents some respite from looking after their children. The funding received was vital in providing these classes as due to the varying nature in age, swimming ability and their individual disabilities the children required a lot of support in the pool which meant a lot of qualified teachers were required to run the classes, some providing one-to-one teaching. The classes were very well received by the children and their parents and we were fortunate to be able to run these classes for three terms before lockdown meant they had to stop. We would hope to be able to restart similar classes again when the current situation with COVID-19 has eased.

Jonathan Reid – Club President

The Scooniehill group of the RDA

The Scooniehill group of the RDA was founded in 1976. In August 2011 we became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation – a registered Scottish charity – and changed our name to East Fife and Scooniehill Riding for the Disabled SCIO – But we call ourselves ‘Scooniehill RDA’.

On behalf of the volunteers and riders at East Fife and Scooniehill RDA, I would like to thank the trustees of the Lang Foundation for your very generous donation to our group funds. It is much appreciated by us all and will be very useful in the difficult months ahead when we will have to acquire equipment etc. to be in line with new regulations.

East Fife and Scooniehill is one of the RDA groups with the most disabled riders needing hands-on support, and we are still unsure as to when we will be able to resume riding.

Burnturk and Kettlehill Community Trust (BKCT)

The Burnturk and Kettlehill Community Trust (BKCT) was formed by a deed of trust in 2017 and achieved charitable status on 25 May 2017 (charity no. SC047452 ).

In summary the aim is to promote local community activities and events, and to keep our village hall (Jubilee Hall, Burnturk) sustainable for the future. The charity is run by the trustees and there is a management committee for the hall. There is an AGM in April which is open to all members of the community.

Although our hall is closed for the time being due to Covid-19, individuals are working in the garden on their own for exercise.

The fence and shed were recently donated from the gardens of local people. Materials purchased with our Lang Foundation grant are in use in the foreground to create steps. This just a start and there are also plans to create disabled access at the other side.

A small grant can make a big difference. many thanks.

best wishes, Mary Stewart

Hon Treasurer
Burnturk and Kettlehill Community Trust

Supporting people with MS in Tayside

Supporting people with MS in Tayside – Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that can affect people in many ways, and to different degrees. At the MS Therapy Centre, you will find a wide range of information, support and therapy sessions that are constructed to make life better for those affected by MS in any way.


Maggie’s is a charity providing free cancer support and information in centres across the UK and online.

Our Support Specialists, Psychologists and Benefits Advisors are here, if you or someone you care about has cancer.

Dundee Disabled Children's Association

Established in 1902, the Dundee Disabled Children’s Association are a local independent charity providing activities and support for children and young people with additional support needs and their families. 

The Brae
  • It costs in excess of £150,000 per annum to keep The Brae operational.
  • The Brae has no income other than that it raises by the combined efforts of its staff, volunteers, clients and the many organisations and individuals who give generously in support of The Brae.

Taymara was formed as a charity by volunteers with a wealth of maritime experience, to transfer that experience to and for the benefit of the community. Our particular aim is to help vulnerable groups and assist individuals to make positive changes in their lives through experience of life and training at sea and connected environments.

We provide support to those who will benefit from a fresh and stimulating perspective on their future lives, prospects, potential, knowledge and skills.

St Columba's Hospice Care

St Columba’s Hospice Care provide care in people’s homes and local communities, boast a state-of-the-art hospice facility, and work with a range of partners to drive education and further research.

Funded by you, run for you

We’re a local charity and everything we do is made possible by the generosity of our donors and fundraisers, and the selflessness of our team of volunteers.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA)

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) are linked rheumatic conditions, little known by the public and poorly understood in medicine.

Causing severe pain and discomfort, the standard treatment is long term use of corticosteroids. Undiagnosed and untreated, GCA can lead to catastrophic sight loss – but this can easily be prevented if caught in time.

Sea Cadets At Grangemouth

At Grangemouth we aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, we learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of ourselves. 

Helm Training

Helm are a grassroots specialist youthwork provider. We have worked inclusively in Dundee for over 30 years, enabling over 200 young people every year to make the best possible transition to adult life.

What do Helm students achieve ?

Over 70% of all our students move on to either work, apprenticeships or college. Every single student works as an individual, focusing on their interests, and is supported by their own keyworker. Students find out what their own strengths and passions are, make friends, and grow naturally in confidence and self-esteem. All students have access to support with anything they need to ensure they have the best possible chance to make the most of their time with us, including housing, health, relationships, emotional issues and specific learning support.

The Baldragon Academy

The Baldragon Academy cluster consists of Sidlaw View Primary School, Downfield Primary School, Craigowl Primary School and Ardler Primary School.

In Spring 2018, our school moved into outstanding purpose built accommodation and we are exceptionally proud of our excellent new facilities and school environment.

At Baldragon Academy, closing the poverty-related attainment gap and raising attainment for all remains our main priority and we are resourced to give every learner an educational experience which meets their needs.

The Boys’ Brigade

Although The Boys’ Brigade began in Glasgow in 1883, it was not until 1891 that enough Companies had been started in Dundee to allow a Battalion to be established. The 1st (Dundee) Company began in St. Paul’s Church in Nethergate and existed until quite recently. In its heyday in the 1930’s and late 1940’s, the Battalion numbered around 55 Companies including at various times, companies in Invergowrie, Longforgan and Newport-On-Tay and although the “local” ones no longer operate, Newport-On-Tay still does and 1st Newport/Wormit is part of Fife Battalion. In 1964, the strength of the Battalion amounted to 44 Companies with 327 Officers and 1630 Boys. The Life Boys were still a separate body and in Dundee there were 47 Teams with 153 Leaders and 1423 Boys. By 1978, the Life Boys had been absorbed into the Brigade and became the Junior Section and at that time there were 42 Companies, 311 Officers and 2466 Boys.

Rossie Priory Cricket Club

Set in the beautiful country estate of Rossie Priory since 1828, Rossie Priory is a picturesque location for playing village cricket. Our team play in Division One of the Strathmore & Perthshire Union with additional friendlies arranged throughout the year. We also play in the 2 Counties Cup which is a midweek 20/20 competition.

Strathtay Golf Club

Visitors can expect a warm welcome at Strathtay Golf Club and will find that one of the pleasures in playing golf here is that there is very rarely a need to prearrange a tee time with no time limitations on your round.

Dundee Symphony Orchestra

Dundee Symphony Orchestra is the performing name of Dundee Orchestral Society.

The Society was founded in 1893 by a group of enthusiastic amateur performers. There has been a continuous thread of concert giving since then. The only period in the Orchestra’s history when it did not perform or rehearse was during the Second World War. The orchestra is funded through private and charitable donations, and subscriptions from members. The orchestra has a core membership of some 75, mostly amateur, players. Extra players are brought in when necessary.

Our patron is Nicola Benedetti (view press release here) and the society is affiliated to ‘Making Music (Scotland)’.