As a volunteer-led charity, SNAC relies on the support of its members and donors to continue its work on behalf of children with JIA and their families.

  • We don’t receive any government funding and are wholly reliant on donations from the public.
  • We don’t have any paid staff; everything is done by parent volunteers.
  • We believe that raising awareness is just as important as raising money.

Where the money goes

SNAC funds many projects and activities throughout Scotland.

  • Small events such as soft plays, climbing wall, picnics
    The kids go and have fun while the parents get together for a cuppa and a chat. Informal and invaluable.
  • Parents Day
    Parents hear from a team of medical professionals presenting on a variety of topics. These one-day events give parents and carers an opportunity to learn more about JIA and its treatment–and talk with medical experts in a relaxed and friendly setting.
  • Family Weekend
    A two-day residential weekend for around 20 families offering a mix of educational activities and social events for the whole family. In addition to a range of presentations for parents by medical professionals, there are special sessions for kids with JIA and their siblings. Families meet, learn, share experiences, and gain support from others in a similar position. SNAC’s single largest expense, the Family Weekend is an especially important event in our calendar, and we work hard to raise funds to support it.


In addition to our annual programme of events and activities, we also: