Welcome to Ecas, the voluntary organisation dedicated to giving friendly and practical help to physically disabled people.
To achieve this Ecas does everything from running a wide range of activities through to providing individual grants for holidays and equipment and supporting initiatives to bring greater freedom to physically disabled people - including our dynamic befriending service.
This website has been designed as an easy-to-use guide to the charity, its work, its history and the people who make it tick. Use the links above to find out more about Ecas and then we hope that you will come and join us - as a client, a volunteer or as a donor.
David Griffiths, Chief Executive
Do you enjoy meeting new people, having a laugh, making new friends and helping others?
You could help make a difference to a physically disabled adult by befriending them on a one-to-one basis. We offer training, lots of support and the opportunity to be part of something positive and fun. Click here for more information.
Our new volunteer intake has started! Contact us now to find out how to become a befriender!
Please call Ally or Ken for an informal chat on 0131 475 2344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to hearing from you!
Suspension of the Ecas Grants Scheme
Like many other charities, Ecas has been struggling to meet increasing demand with reduced income. The vast majority of Ecas’ funds come from investment income. Recent turbulence in the stock market has been accompanied by a further fall in income and record numbers of grant applications.
At their meeting on 13th October the Directors of Ecas decided that:
• With great reluctance they had no choice but to suspend the Ecas grants scheme with immediate effect. All grants that were approved prior to the Board meeting on 13th October 2015 will be honoured. However, no further grants will be considered until further notice.
• There will be a complete review of Ecas grants with the aim of opening a clearly targeted scheme, subject to funds being available, in April 2017.
A further announcement will be made in early 2017. Meanwhile no grant applications will be considered.
14th October 2015
TRANSPORT GRANTS FOR THOSE ATTENDING ACTIVITIES ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THE SUSPENSION OF THE GRANTS FUND
AVAILABILITY IN SOME OF OUR ACTIVITIES - APPLY NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT...
Ecas activities are for physically disabled adults in the Edinburgh area and are all fun, friendly and led by trained staff! The groups are very social with the tea and biscuits almost as important as the activity itself...
Spaces are available in the following activities:
Art, craft, computing, seated tai chi and music for fun, check the individual pages for further details or phone Janice on 0131 475 2344.
The 2016 Ecas Calendar is now available to buy - an deal gift for Christmas or to celebrate the New Year.
Buy a copy now for only £5 or buy 3 for £12
stocks are limited so buy soon to avoid disappointment.......
Ecas Chrismas cards are now also available at the bargain price of £2 for a pack of 10 or 3 packs for £5. Available from the Ecas Office or can be posted out (postage to be paid)
Ecas Linen Tea-towels (A - Z design by a member of Art 3) available for £5.50 or 2 for £10. An ideal gift!