Health and Wellbeing Network welcomes grant applications

Bute's Active Schools programme bought 'sumo suits' with a grant from the Bute Health and Wellbeing Network.
Bute's Active Schools programme bought 'sumo suits' with a grant from the Bute Health and Wellbeing Network.

The Bute Health and Wellbeing Network is inviting applications from island groups for up to £1000 in grant support.

The network is one of eight funded by NHS Highland’s Argyll and Bute community health partnership to promote and improve healthy lifestyle, and has £5904 to award in local health grants this year.

The application can be for a one-off event or for a new initiative which will sustain itself after the initial funding, through ongoing funding will be considered in exceptional circumstances if evidence of long-term sustainability can be provided.

To be eligible for funding, projects should address one or more of the following priorities: alcohol and drug use; early years education (ages 0-5); health inequalities; healthy weight; mental wellbeing; older people; teenage transition; and tobacco use.

Groups on Bute to have received financial support from the network in the past include Bute Advice Centre, the Bute Kidney Patients Support Group and the island’s Active Schools programme, which used its grant to buy ‘sumo suits’ to promote exercise among the island’s young people.

The deadline for applications is on Monday, July 27, 2015.

To download an application pack, visit the network’s website.

For more information email coordinator Dee Hancock or phone 07887 511 022.