More support for those affected by ADHD as four more charities in Mid-Scotland and Fife receive funding from money raised by HealthGift

17 August 2012

Four groups from Mid-Scotland and Fife have been awarded funding using money raised by HealthGift Community Interest Company through The Health Lottery. The funding is designed to address health inequalities in different communities and can apply to a wide range of issues.

Four groups from Mid-Scotland and Fife have been awarded funding using money raised by HealthGift Community Interest Company through The Health Lottery. The funding is designed to address health inequalities in different communities and can apply to a wide range of issues.

These four charities have been able to use the funding to extend their services to promote active lifestyles, increase physical and mental wellbeing as well as supporting those living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Donald Macrae, Director of HealthGift, said: “We are delighted to support these project. Our focus is on health problems that are specific to Mid-Scotland and Fife – and this funding, lets our communities directly address their problems in ways that will most effectively make things better in the region.”

The four projects to be awarded funding through our Healthy Communities Small Grants Programme are:

Perth & Kinross ADHD Support Group (funding of £ 9,986) The funding will enable them to give youth group members the opportunity to take part in sporting activities each week throughout 2012/13. The aim of the project is to support members to maintain a healthy lifestyle, increase self-awareness and self-esteem and help them become active and positive young people within their communities. The project will benefit approximately 30 young people and their families and will take place at various venues in Perth.


Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise (funding of £8,700)  The project will enable them to establish a coordinated approach to involving and supporting users of mental health services, infirm people and people living with a disability, in the development and use of its public woodlands, maximising the benefits to be gained in terms of health and skills and confidence. The project will offer weekly activities to participants and is expected to benefit approximately 40 people. The project is based in the woodlands adjacent to Argyll and Bute Hospital and the Mid Argyll Community Hospital, within the town of Lochgilphead, in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute.


Nilupul Foundation (funding of  £8,150) The funding will enable them to deliver a one year project of mindfulness-based recreational activities programme for adults with additional needs and who live in supported accommodation ,or who are supported in their own homes in Dundee. The programme is designed to encourage the development of life skills and good mental wellbeing through social inclusion and specialist activities including deep relaxation, sound therapy and sensory play within an environment which is fun and supportive. 27 service users and 9 carers/support workers will benefit from the project.


Fife Parkour Coaching (funding of £6,400) The funding will enable them to develop two hour youth Parkour classes twice a week to engage young people in regular structured physical activity, improving their physical and mental wellbeing and creating healthier, more confident individuals. The project will be based in two schools in Dundee and Methil and benefit 180 -200 people over a year long period.


This new source of funding was open to small charities or groups working in local communities to take action to help people live longer healthier lives.

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Notes to editors

HealthGift is a Community Interest Company committed to prioritising and raising money for health inequalities in Perth and Kinross, City of Dundee, Angus, Stirling, Fife, Clackmannanshire, Argyll and Bute. www.healthgiftcic.org.uk
The Health Lottery is operated for and on behalf of 51 Community Interest Companies across England, Scotland and Wales, all holding society lottery licenses granted by the Gambling Commission. www.healthlottery.co.uk
People’s Health Trust is an independent charity helping to address health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with each Community Interest Company supporting the distribution of grants. www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

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