Health funding worth £6,340 available on Bute

Funding of £6,340 is being made available to projects aimed at improving health and wellbeing of people living on Bute.

The cash, which comes from the Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership, is part of a total pot of £71,700 for communities across Argyll and Bute.

It is aimed at activities which, according to a press release, are meant “to improve the health of the population, such as increasing participation in physical activity opportunities, creating opportunities for older people to socialise with each and health fairs in local communities”.

The release continues: “Priority will be given to initiatives that can demonstrate they are reducing health inequalities, that means focusing on the people who are most in need, for example deprived communities likely to experience poor health.”

The funding available for Bute can be accessed via the island’s Local Health and Wellbeing Network - one of seven such networks across the Argyll and Bute area.

Alison McGrory, Health Improvement Principal from Argyll and Bute CHP, said: “The Networks are essential in helping us to get as many organisations as possible interested in improving the health of our population.

“The NHS is committed to health improvement because a healthier Argyll and Bute is in everyone’s best interest.”

Last year, when the same total cash pot was available, 89 projects were funded across Argyll and Bute, with grants ranging from £100 to £3,000.

To find out more about the funds available for Bute initiatives, contact the local network co-ordinator, Dee Hancock, on bhwn @ homestartmajik.eclipse.co.uk (remove the spaces around the @ though - they’re only there to fool spammers!