Local society lottery HealthGift awards health good causes money in Mid Scotland

03 February 2012

Four projects in Mid Scotland have been awarded local society lottery funding from the People’s Health Trust, the independent charity responsible for deciding where the health good causes money is most needed and spent

Communities across England, Scotland and Wales are starting to benefit from the £50 million a year from the good causes money raised by local society lotteries through the new Health Lottery. Through the Healthy Places Healthy People grants programme, the People’s Health Trust – the independent charity responsible for deciding where the good causes money raised by local lottery societies is spent – is funding activity to reduce isolation amongst older people, provide support for informal carers, particularly young adult carers, and support local projects that help create healthier environments and communities.

Four projects in Mid Scotland have been awarded local society lottery funding from the People’s Health Trust, the independent charity responsible for deciding where the health good causes money is most needed and spent.

  • Funding of £27,932 has been awarded to the BTCV’s East Fife Green Gym (reaching East Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly and Lochore) which offers outdoor physical activity through participation in community-based environmental projects which have a proven impact on health and wellbeing.
  • Funding of £46,801 has been awarded to PRTC’s Older Carers project at North Argyll Carers Centre that supports older carers to look after their own health and wellbeing, and better cope in their caring role.
  • Funding of £43,357 has been awarded to Sustrans to develop their Active Travel for Health programme in Kirkaldy which aims to empower local people to be champions of walking and cycling in workplaces, educational settings and communities to increase levels of physical activity.
  • Funding of £37,500 has been awarded to WRVS in Fife, to support the delivery of their Good Neighbours scheme and the future development of their services. The funding will be used to support older people to enable them to continue living as independently as possible.

Professor Jennie Popay, Chair of the People’s Health Trust, said: “Our funding comes from local society lotteries and it’s really important for us to show people in the communities these lotteries represent how their money is being spent to tackle the social causes of ill-health and promote well being. Our funding will provide an injection of new money into the charitable sector to support local activity at a time when it is really needed. And by working with well-established partners and local groups we know that we're investing in the people and neighbourhoods that can benefit the most from this funding.”

Further details about grants awarded by the People’s Health Trust are available on the Trust’s website - www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

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