Several community wellness projects in Orkney have received a boost in funding from the Scottish Government.
The funding is being delivered by Inspiring Scotland through The Healthy Islands Fund.
Inspiring Scotland CEO Celia Tennant said:
“Inspiring Scotland is delighted to be the delivery partner for the Scottish Government’s Healthy Islands Fund which supports the aims and outcomes of the National Islands Plan and builds on the work of the Scottish Government’s Island Communities Fund.
“The 56 successful Healthy Island Fund Projects delivered on 35 islands will support our island communities to engage in healthy lifestyle choices and in turn support their physical and mental wellbeing.”
The projects supported in Orkney are:
|1||Eday Partnership||Active Eday Project||Eday||£50,700.00|
|2||North Ronaldsay Trust||Growing Together at North Ronaldsay Community School||North Ronaldsay||£14,995.00|
|3||Relationships Scotland Orkney||Enhancing the Orkney Counselling Centre||Orkney Mainland||£7,179.84|
|4||Rousay, Egilsay, Wyre Development Trust||The Heart of Rousay||Rousay||£98,716.00|
|5||Sanday Junior High School||Sanday Outdoor Fitness Park||Sanday||£13,669.00|
|6||Stromness Community Development Trust||S.E.E – Succeed, Equip and Engage||Orkney Mainland||£20,000.00|
|7||Stronsay Development Trust||Stronsay Health Matters||Stronsay||£64,229.95|
|8||Stromness Academy||Stromness Academy Outdoor Education and Duke of Edinburgh Award group||Orkney Mainland||£19,728.78|
|9||Orkney Islands Council||More Bikes, More Islands, More Active||Orkney Mainland||£92,173.82|
|10||Orkney Gymnastics Club||Strengthening Links and Enhanced Engagement Between Coaches/Club, Gymnasts and their Families||Orkney Mainland||£4,410.00|
|11||Burray Primary School||Burray School Community Polycrub||Bruray; Orkney||£14,313.00|
|12||Orkney Athletic and Running Club||OARC – Electronic Timing System||Orkney Mainland||£13,950.00|
|13||Sanday Community Craft Club||Operation Administrator||Sanday||£5,000.00|
|14||Friends of the Hoy Kirk||Hoy Wonder||Hoy||£1,990.00|
|15*||Scottish Rural Health Partnership, University of Highlands and Islands||Literature Review on Scottish Island Mental Health and Wellbeing||All Na h-Eileanan SIar; Orkney Isles; and Shetland Isles||£1,496.00|
* This project is being delivered across Na h-Eileanan Siar, Orkney & Shetland.
Total funding Orkney – £422,551.39
Mairi Gougeon, Islands Secretary in the Scottish Government said:
“It’s important that local communities have initiatives that can promote participation and equality in physical activity, as we’ve outlined in our National Islands Plan. We need to ensure that these are locally-led and local community groups are often best placed to provide these services on our islands.
“The projects that we are funding will help encourage people to live healthier lifestyles and improve their resilience. I’m so grateful to the groups for applying to help improve the lives of the people living across Scotland’s islands and I can’t wait to see them in action.”