Funding up for grabs…

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Argyll and Bute Health and Wellbeing Network has cash available for groups and organisations requiring small-scale funding.

The money is to progress activities that improve public health and prevent problems before they arise.

Following a simple application form, which can be found online at healthyargyllandbute.co.uk/health-and-wellbeing-networks/oban-lorn-and-the-inner-isles/, groups and organisations can submit their request for support to the local network who assess and make the decision.

The co-ordinator Eleanor MacKinnon said: ‘During the last six years we have funded 78 small and larger projects.

‘Funding requests vary from £200 to £2,000, supporting activities ranging from new walking groups, children support activities, old people groups, to the most unusual last year of a request to fund a compost toilet at the Lorn Growers at Taynuilt.’

There are eight networks in Argyll and Bute which give organisations with a remit for health improvement the opportunity to work together to plan joint activities.

Alison McGrory, health improvement principal from Argyll and Bute HSCP said: ‘The Health and Wellbeing Networks are essential in helping us to get as many organisations as possible interested in improving the health of our population.

‘The HSCP is committed to improving health because a healthier Argyll and Bute is in everyone’s best interest.

‘Last year we funded 100 projects throughout Argyll and Bute with awards ranging from £250 to £2,000.

‘We know this grant funding makes a difference in our communities and the recipients work very hard to make a small amount of money go a very long way.’

Eleanor MacKinnon can support you through the simple application process. Contact her by emailing: olihwn@gmail.com