The Caravan Project won the much coveted Celebrating Communities Award at the Scottish Charity Awards 2014.
Jamie Mallan, development officer at The Caravan Project, told guests at the annual awards ceremony and dinner held by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms that being part of the awards alone boosted the charity.
“Being a finalist alongside so many well-known, well-respected and hard-working charities has been incredibly flattering, and the increased profile our small charity has gained has led more families who are in need of a respite break to our services than ever before,” he said.
“Winning the award is a huge testament to the hard work, dedication and pragmatism our volunteers have taken over the past year, and it just goes to show you that even the small charities can have a big impact on society.”
The Scottish Charity Awards aims to recognise the life-changing work of charities, community groups and individuals dedicated to making Scotland a better place.
Shulah Allan, convener of SCVO, said: “All of this year’s finalists are remarkable examples of how Scotland has one of the most vibrant and innovative third sectors in the world.
“The awards are all about celebrating the endless energy that these people channel into making Scotland a better place to live.”