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23.08.2021

£1.3 million fund opens to support health and wellbeing of Island Communities

The Scottish Government’s Healthy Islands Fund – a £1.3 million fund supporting projects focused on health and wellbeing on Scottish islands opens today 23 August 2021.

Successful projects will include community-led wellness initiatives to promote healthier lifestyles on the islands, supporting the delivery of Strategic Objective 7 the National Islands Plan which aims to improve and promote health, social care and wellbeing.

Applications are invited from voluntary or community organisations and public sector organisations for capital projects (up to £100k) and revenue funding (up to £5k). This can be for a standalone project or part of a larger project plan and funding must be used to deliver the project by end of March 2022.

The fund is being delivered on behalf of the Scottish Government by Inspiring Scotland.

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands Mairi Gougeon said:

“I am pleased to see this new fund open today to support the delivery of our National Islands Plan. The Healthy Islands Fund, which is being delivered on behalf of the Scottish Government by Inspiring Scotland, aims to provide islanders with opportunities and services to support their health and wellbeing in a post-pandemic recovery. This might include for example, the provision of sporting equipment, training for clubs or the delivery of much needed mental health services.

“We are providing £1.3 million for this fund, and I am looking forward to seeing how it can influence healthier lifestyles on our islands and support communities to recover from the pandemic.”

Celia Tennant, CEO of Inspiring Scotland, said:

“The Scottish Government’s new Healthy Islands Fund will support our island communities in engaging in healthy lifestyle choices in turn supporting their physical and mental wellbeing. This new funding stream will build on the work of the Scottish Government’s Island Communities Fund helping our islands to build back greener, healthier and happier post COVID-19.”

The Healthy Islands fund is part of Scottish Government’s wider £30 million Islands Programme.

The deadline to apply is midday on Friday 17 September 2021 and further information, including application material and resources to support applicants, is available on the Inspiring Scotland website. 

 

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