Sense Scotland has received £5,000 to fund arts sessions for children with multiple disabilities in Glasgow.

The donation was provided by The Discovery Foundation, supported by Santander, which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

Sense Scotland works with children, young people and adults who have complex needs. The donation will enable the charity to provide arts sessions for children with communication support needs and multiple disabilities. The classes will encourage the children to use their senses to explore their environment and, importantly, to have fun.

Rachael Grant, Early Years Development Officer at Sense Scotland said: “The arts are a hugely important learning experience for children with complex needs. We’re so grateful to The Discovery Foundation for this generous grant.”

Ross Hunter, Branch Director at Santander’s Argyle Street Branch, Glasgow said: "The Discovery Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Sense Scotland, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local children."

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Media Contact
Sarah Webster at Santander                                                                               Tel: 020 7756 5533
Karen Orrock, Marketing & Communications Manager at Sense Scotland      Tel: 0141 429 0294

About Sense Scotland

Sense Scotland was formalised as a charity in 1985. It grew quickly, from its beginnings as a small group of families pressing for services for their children, who were affected by deaf-blindness, many because of maternal rubella. Since then, the organisation has gone on to successfully support thousands of disabled people and their families, in thousands of projects and services, throughout Scotland. For more information please visit:  

The Discovery Foundation
Santander funds The Discovery Foundation which is at the heart of the Bank’s community activities, providing grants to small charities and social enterprises working with disadvantaged people to fund skills, knowledge and innovation projects across the UK. Discovery Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support three types of activity:

  • Explorer: improving people’s knowledge
  • Transformer: supporting skills and experience
  • Changemaker: innovative solutions to social challenges

The Discovery Foundation, which was launched on 1 March 2016, is the new working name of the Santander Foundation. Over the last five years, the Foundation has provided £25 million in funding to 12,600 UK charities and in 2016 a further £5 million will be available through Discovery Grants and Staff Matched Donations. For more information please visit:

Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its 1|2|3 products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs. As at 31 December and hope the donation makes a real difference to local children.”