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Funding Boost for Sanday Afternoon Club

Sanday Afternoon Club is one of 53 projects tackling social isolation and loneliness throughout Scotland who have received a share of a new £3.2million fund.

The Fund is managed by Impact Funding Partners on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The aim of this fund is to support projects and organisations to tackle social isolation and loneliness, and build stronger social connections across Scotland, in line with the A Connected Scotland (2018) strategy.  This fund will also contribute to the recovery and reduction in societal harm associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, and help mitigate the impact of the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Commenting on the new Fund Equalities Minister in the Scottish Government Emma Roddick said:

“Social isolation and loneliness can affect anyone, but especially those most affected by the cost of living crisis such as disabled people, younger people, and those who live alone.

Emma Roddick standing in Tankerness House Gardens

“The Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund is providing support to a range of projects across Scotland which deliver vital services in their communities.”

“We are determined to tackle the harm caused by this hidden problem and this Fund is just one of the actions we are taking to help tackle social isolation and loneliness through our plan, Recovering our Connections.”

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