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Herbrides charity receives thousands of pounds funding

Charity Ceolas Uibhist based in South Uist has received £45,000 funding.

Using money raised by HealthKind Community Interest Company (CIC), through The Health Lottery, the grant has been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

This new 22 month project is to hire a fiddle and accordion teacher to deliver music lessons for children and young people from North and South Uist.

Chris Lunn, director of HealthKind CIC, said: “The project is extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across the region; we look forward to hearing more about how this initiative is supporting people to live longer, healthier lives.”

John Hume, chief executive of People’s Health Trust, said: “We are delighted to be investing in these local organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to grow, live, work and age.”

HealthKind CIC has raised £1,405,034 through The Health Lottery, for health-related good causes in The Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Active Communities is for community groups and not-for-profit organisations’ with an income of less than £350,000 a year that are seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 a year, for projects lasting up to two years. For more information visit www.PeoplesHealthTrust.org.uk

Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.
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