Dead­line looms for health and well­be­ing grants

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

MORE than £11,000 in grants is up for grabs for Kin­tyre projects de­signed to im­prove peo­ple’s health.

Kin­tyre Health and Well­be­ing Net­work has been awarded £11,210 from the lo­cal grant fund to be awarded to projects, groups or or­gan­i­sa­tions that meet the four cri­te­ria in the new Joint Health Im­prove­ment Plan.

This fund­ing is for ac­tiv­i­ties to im­prove the health of the pop­u­la­tion such as in­creas­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion in phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity op­por­tu­ni­ties, cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for older peo­ple to so­cialise with each other, and health fairs in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

Pri­or­ity will be given to ini­tia­tives that can demon­strate they are re­duc­ing health in­equal­i­ties, that means fo­cus­ing on the peo­ple who are most in need, for ex­am­ple de­prived or ex­cluded com­mu­ni­ties where poor health is more likely.

Mar­garet Wal­lace from Ar­gyll TSI said: ‘The Health and Well­be­ing Fund has sup­ported many in­no­va­tive projects ben­e­fit­ing mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

‘One such event was the re­cent tea dance run by the Mon­day So­cial Club, en­abling older peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in danc­ing, singing and en­joy­ing so­cial­is­ing with friends old and new.’

The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions is Mon­day Oc­to­ber 2. If or­gan­i­sa­tions are un­sure if their project will meet the cri­te­ria or have any ques­tions about the form, KHWN is happy to help, by email hwnk­in­tyre@ab-rc. org.uk or by call­ing the Dunoon Of­fice on 01369 700800.

Ailsa Wil­son of Ar­gyll Rape Cri­sis is the Kin­tyre co-or­di­na­tor and link per­son and is con­tactable on 07788818910.

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