The Scottish Government has recently announced the extension of funding for Shine into the financial year 2017/2018. Speaking shortly after the announcement, Tom Halpin, Chief Executive of Sacro – the lead partner for Shine – said “This welcome news offers reassurance to everyone involved in providing support through Shine to vulnerable women in Scotland. I am grateful to Scottish Government for its commitment to sustaining the work we do.”
Since Shine‘s launch in April 2013 and with the backing of our funders - the Reducing Reoffending Change Fund and The Robertson Trust - and our Shine partner agencies we have offered mentoring support to over 2000 women. This announcement allows the Shine Public Social Partnership to build on the strengths and experiences gained to date and help women offenders to continue to bring real, positive change to their lives.