Deadline looms for health and wellbeing grants

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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  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.