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Local groups celebrate over £102,000 funding

Three local groups in Dundee and Fife have received grants of £102,488 between them. 

Using money raised by HealthGift CIC, 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.

The groups celebrating the funding include:

  •  CLEAR Buckhaven, £44,075 - This new two-year project involves the delivery of regular indoor and outdoor events and activities in Buckhaven in Fife. There will be outdoor activities to improve the local environment such as litterpicks, gardening and community art as well as walks and cycle outings. Indoor activities will include social and educational activities such as filmshows and crafts and there will also be coffee mornings and exercise classes. The intention is to rekindle the community spirit in the town and it is in response to the need for more activities locally. 
  • Different Visions Celebrate (Dundee), £26,630 - This new two-year project will enable young people from the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) community in Dundee to be able to meet safely, discuss issues, socialise, run events and share information. It will also raise awareness in schools and communities about discrimination and its impact. The project aims to address issues related to social and emotional isolation, sexual orientation and abuse or risk of it. 
  • Link Up Lunch Club (Dundee), £31,783 - This new two-year project involves Link Up Lunch Club in Whitfield, Dundee employing a community capacity worker to build the capacity of a group of local residents currently running a lunch club so that they have the skills to run their own community café and deliver allotment and baking activities. The skills the group will develop include volunteer recruitment and training, finance and budgeting. The worker will also create a training programme for the volunteers. The project aims to support the development of the organisation and enable it to expand by increasing the number of volunteers and activities it delivers. 

So far, HealthGift CIC has raised more than £1,421,624 to support local good causes in Mid Scotland. 

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthGift, said: “It’s great that money raised by HealthGift CIC is supporting such important local initiatives.” 

 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 for projects lasting up to two years. For more information visit www.PeoplesHealthTrust.org.uk

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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