tackling health inequalities in Mid Scotland
Blairgowrie group receives funding

Published on January 15, 2014 by Chris Lunn

Local group Strathmore Centre for Youth Development has received £46,130.
Using money raised by HealthGift through The Health Lottery, grants have 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.
This new two year project will run a weekly group for local young people from Rattray, a neighbourhood in Blairgowrie, to plan and oversee the development of group projects. The project will provide opportunities to bring the community closer together with the young people taking a pride in their community, working with all ages to make it a better place to live. A focus group will be established to give local people a voice in determining the content of future workshops.
Chris Lunn, Director of HealthGift, said: ‘The projects, supported using money raised by HealthGift, are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals and we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are supporting people to live longer healthier lives.’
John Hume, Chief Executive, People’s Health Trust, said: “We are delighted to be investing in these local organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to grow, live, work and age.”
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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