tackling health inequalities in Mid Scotland
Forfar group receives funding

Published on January 15, 2014 by Chris Lunn

The Drugs Initiative Group in Forfar has received £29,000.
 
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 provide a lunch club for older people twice per week for 50 weeks per year in Forfar, Angus. The aim is to open the organisation’s services to older people, offering opportunities for the different generations to work together and reduce isolation as well as offer healthy meals at an affordable price. Local young people will volunteer at the lunch club and serve meals to 20 older people who will regularly attend.
 
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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