Stirling MP Nominates Local Charities for National Praise


Categories: Charities and Third-Sector, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Inequality, Volunteering

Alyn Smith MP has nominated 3 fantastic local charities in the 2021 Scottish Charity Awards, proudly presented by SCVO (the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations).

Forth Valley Welcome’ provides sanctuary for refugees in the Forth Valley area; ‘Stirling Community Food’ has utilised excess commercial food supply to meet community demand; and ‘Start Up Stirling’ has continued its brilliant work to support some of Stirling’s most vulnerable during the pandemic.

Mr Smith has nominated each for the ‘Charity of the Year’ award, reflecting the outstanding efforts and achievements these charities have demonstrated in Stirling this past year.

Alyn Smith MP said:

‘Stirling’s third-sector stepped up a gear during the pandemic, and performed crucial work to keep our communities safe and supported. There’s a plethora of charities and organisations across Stirling who’ve gone the extra mile to lend a helping hand this year, and I’d like to thank their volunteers and activists for the work they do to improve lives in Stirling.

‘I’ve nominated these three charities in particular, because I feel they’ve met the challenge of the pandemic head-on and championed values of which we can all be proud. 

‘Forth Valley Welcome demonstrates refugees are very much welcome here, and we’re honoured when they call Stirling home; Stirling Community Food are tackling the twin challenges of climate change and food poverty, building on Stirling’s green credentials; and Start Up Stirling continues to help some of our most vulnerable citizens get back on their feet, when they need it the most.

‘Covid-19 has been hugely significant for our local economy and collective wellbeing. But Stirling’s third-sector has helped us pull through, and their efforts will remain crucial to our recovery.’


Information on the awards can be found here: