Congratulations to Small Sparks and SAM’s Café who each picked up a bronze award in the Local Matters category of this year’s COSLA Excellence awards. Both organisations have supported the people of Fife in various ways and it is excellent that they are recognised for their contribution.

Small Sparks is helping to bring individuals and communities together by providing a small grant to make new connections and a difference in their local communities – projects range from community gardening projects to craft and support groups, all helping to reduce isolation.

SAM’s Café is providing out of hours mental health support. Peer support workers who have a lived experience of mental health problems, are supporting others and providing hope in a safe and comfortable space.

A great achievement, well done.