tackling health inequalities in South West Scotland
South West Scotland charities receive £122,611

Charities in South West Scotland are celebrating receiving grants of £122,611.

Using money raised by HealthEngage through The Health Lottery, this grant has been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

Girvan Youth Trust £38,453 - This new 24 month project aims to deliver weekly one-to-one and group support sessions and social outings for 30 young people with additional special needs from Girvan, South Ayrshire through the employment of  a local trainee youth worker. Beneficiaries will be involved in planning the project and will take control of their action plan.

Kilsyth Community Market Garden £45,000 - This new 23 month project aims to deliver community beekeeping training and mentoring sessions for people living across the town of Kilsyth. 180 people will participate in the project through a range of related activities including beekeeping, landscaping and habitat creation and volunteer home-visits with beneficial bee products.

Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre £39,158 - This existing 24 month project aims to deliver three football programmes in the form of weekly Sunday and Friday night activities and a holiday club. The project is based in the Whitlawburn area of Rutherglen and aims to steer young people away from anti-social behavior and strengthen the links between the different communities of young people locally.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthEngage, said: ‘These projects, supported using money raised by HealthEngage, are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals in this region, we look forward to hearing more about how this initiative enables people to live longer healthier lives.’

Active Communities is for community groups and not-for-profit organisations with an income of less than £350,000 a year that are seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 a year, for projects lasting up to two years.

Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.
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