Break the Silence has embedded a culture of continuous improvement within the charity, achieving EFQM’s Committed to Excellence accreditation in 2018, and again in 2022. We strive to improve in all aspects of our work.
We endeavour to add value for our Clients, create a sustainable future, develop organisational capability, harness creativity and innovation, lead with vision, inspiration and integrity, manage with agility, succeed through the talent of our people and sustain outstanding results.
We have a Team of committed Board, Staff and Volunteers to help us achieve our aims. However, we would be unable to achieve this, or to provide the range, standard and quality of support without the investment and support of the following organisations.
On behalf of all at Break The Silence, our Clients that we support and the Communities who benefit from the results of our work, we are truly grateful and offer our thanks to you for choosing to support Break The Silence.
Arnold Clark Community Fund
In March 2020, Arnold Clark launched their first ever Community Fund in order to provide financial help to community groups and charities that had been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. As a previous award winner, Break The Silence were delighted to be a recipient of this award again in 2022.
Baillie Gifford (through Foundation Scotland)
Funded by Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme – Small, administered by Foundation Scotland. Break The Silence were delighted to be awarded funding to assist with IT support in 2022/23 which have significantly increased in line with the growth of the organisation.
Covid - Funding to assist during covid-19
Break The Silence were delighted to received support from a range of funders in relation to covid-19 pandemic to assist with the delivery of remote services and associated costs and we acknowledge and thank;
CORRA Foundation / Wellbeing Fund
National Lottery Fund via TACT
Scottish Government (SOCAS advisory group funding – recovery)
St James Charitable Trust
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Local Ayrshire Community Awards
Break The Silence are delighted to be a recipient of this award for 2021/22.
Funding will enable us to offer trauma-informed mindfulness sessions for people affected by sexual trauma, which will provide practical life-long tools which can help in times of distress, help reduce stress and anxiety and to improve overall health and wellbeing.
R S Macdonald Charitable Trust
Break The Silence are delighted to have received support from RS Macdonald Charitable Trust who are assisting us with core costs of our services and helping us to cope with the increased demand for support. As previous award holders, we were delighted that R S MacDonald Charitable Trust continue to offer support to the charity with a special focus on young people affected by sexual trauma.
Scottish Government / Survivors of Childhood Abuse Fund (SOCAS)
The purpose of the fund is to support the recovery and resilience of people affected by sexual trauma by enhancing capacity and capability of third sector and community-based organisations who provide dedicated support. Break The Silence were delighted to secure funding commencing in April 2020.
Funded by Scottish Government and supported by Inspiring Scotland, this fund over 4 years aims to support people affected by sexual trauma in having equal access to services in Scotland. It will also address waiting lists for support, encourage collaboration and innovation amongst third sector providers, and build integration with statutory services.
Urquharts Opticians Care & Community Fund
Urquhart Opticians is an Independent Optician with 5 practices across Ayrshire, owned by Peter Telfer and Alistair Duff. An Award-Winning business, one of their key values is ‘Care & Community’.
“Supporting our local community has always been so important to us, even so more in light of the pandemic and we were grateful to have the continued support of our local community throughout this time. So we wanted to find a new way to give back to Ayrshire”!
Break The Silence were delighted to have been recipient’s of this local award in August 2021.