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QC chief donates Commission earnings to our charity

Friday 24 April 2020

Shona Stephen  Chief Executive  Queens Cross Housing Association  GlasgowQueens Cross Chief Executive Shona Stephen has donated earnings from her work with Scottish Government’s Poverty & Inequality Commission to the housing association’s local charity.

The donation of £780 has gone to the Garscube Community Foundation who provide support and assistance to local residents. As the charity can reclaim Gift Aid they will have nearly £1000 to add to their funds.

The Foundation helps people in financial difficulty access small grants when they have nowhere else to turn. They run the popular Community Chest grant for children and young people age 1-25 years.

“I’m delighted to be making this donation to the Garscube Community Foundation,” said Shona.

“These funds will open up more opportunities for people in the area and help the Foundation in its mission to eliminate poverty and discrimination in the area.”

Shona has been a member of the Poverty and Inequality Commission since it was established by Scottish Government in July 2019.

It is made up of eight commissioners who provide independent advice and scrutinise progress towards tackling poverty and inequality in Scotland.

Shona will continue to donate her future earnings from the Commission to the Foundation.

Use these links to find out more about the Garscube Community Foundation and the Poverty and Inequality Commission.