THE Wee County has a proud tradition of volunteering works and there are a number of hard-working charities that continue to stretch their legs in the community. Meet the Wee County Charities:

Clackmannanshire Women’s Aid:

Alloa and Hillfoots Advertiser:

We are a registered charity providing information, support and safe refuge accommodation to abused women and their children, if they have any. We have been supporting women and children in the Clackmannanshire area for 40 years.  We are funded by Clackmannanshire Council and the Scottish Government via the 'Equally Safe Fund' and through donations from Clackmannanshire residents and organisations.

Our Services: 

Women’s Support Service

Women's Follow on Support
Women's Outreach support
Children & Young Persons Refuge Service
Children and Young Persons Follow on service
Children and Young Persons Outreach Service

Contact us: 01259 721407

Sauchie Active 8:

Alloa and Hillfoots Advertiser:

Sauchie Active 8 are a local community volunteer group, run in conjunction with Clackmannanshire Council and Police Scotland, set up to provide help and support for the community of Sauchie and has been established since 2007. They are based in Sauchie Hall where they run a number of weekly activities and also organise and run local events throughout the year namely the annual pensioners Christmas party, Christmas light switch on, family fairs, discos, children's day trips and the annual Sauchie Gala Day. The charity organises and run a number of local find raising events and work closely with Sauchie & Fishcross Community Council to raise awareness of the needs and concerns effecting local businesses and residents.

Home Start:

Alloa and Hillfoots Advertiser:

Home-Start Clackmannanshire is a local charity, established over 30 years ago, and supports local families who are struggling with mental health illness, domestic abuse, disability and loneliness.  Our trained home-visiting Volunteers visit their Home-Start families once a week to help them deal with their daily challenges.  Our focus is very much on positive parenting, good mental health and general well-being, and building the resilience of the family.  We also run weekly Family Support Groups to bring families together to engage in positive play and build friendships with other Parents. Our Charity Shop, at Shillinghill in Alloa, helps to generate some funds for our Charity but also acts as a platform for local people to learn retail skills and to support them on to other volunteering opportunities or employment.

Ochil View Housing:

Alloa and Hillfoots Advertiser:

Ochil View Housing Association is based in Alloa in Clackmannanshire and provides new homes for rent and sale throughout Clackmannanshire and West Fife.

We are a non-profit making Scottish Charity governed by a voluntary Management Committee. We are regulated by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

We are committed to providing a wide range of quality services to those who require them and are committed to continuous improvement in everything we do. 

Ochil View Housing Association

owns almost 1400 homes

has an annual turnover of £7m

each year, invests around £2.5m in the local maintenance and construction industry

employs 28 staff, is a Gold Award Investor in People and a Living Wage Employer