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Promoting healthy and resilient island communities

Published: 03 Jan 2022 00:01

Funding allocated to local island projects.

People living on Scottish islands will benefit from community-led wellness initiatives designed to support them to live healthier lifestyles.

The Healthy Islands Fund will help to deliver these initiatives with just over £1.3 million of Scottish Government funding from the wider £30 million Islands Programme.

The fund is managed by Inspiring Scotland with 56 projects spanning across 35 islands. Projects focus on building local capacity to increase well-being, foster connections and promote healthy and resilient islanders and communities - helping them to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Islands Secretary Mairi Gougeon 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.” 

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.”

 

Background

Healthy Islands Fund

Total amount allocated - £1,361,767.21

Allocations by local authority

Argyll and Bute - £88,532.80

 

Organisation

Project name

Islands for delivery

Amount allocated

1

Pennyghael Community Hall

Pennyghael Community Hall - Phase one Renovations

Mull

£44,680.80

2

Mull & Iona Community Trust (MICT)

Our Islands’ Community Well-being Project

Mull

£ 9,800.00

3

Project Trust

BicyCOLL/Green Travel Policy

Coll

£30,000.00

4

Tobermory Harbour Association

Aros Waterfront Development

Mull

£4,052.00

 

Na h-Eileanan Siar – £471,306.02

 

Organisation

Project name

Islands for delivery

Amount allocated

5

Carloway Community Association

Carloway Community Centre Redevelopment

Lewis

£9,784.60

6

Comunn Eachdraigh Nis

Day Club - aig an taigh (in the house)

Lewis

£3,750.00

7

Point and Sandwick Coastal Community Path

Stornoway to Iolaire

Lewis

£104,000.00

8

Horshader Community Development Trust

Slàn san Dachaigh (Healthy at Home)

Lewis

£9,342.44

9

Guth Airson Iarrtasan Nis

EDP - Cothrom a Bhith Fallan

(Opportunity to be Healthy)

Lewis

£10,158.00

10

Tagsa Uibhist (Uist Support)

Promoting Healthy Activity and Social Inclusion through Community Gardens Volunteering in Uist

Benbecula; Flodaigh, Benbecula; Grimsay; Grimsay, South East Benbecula; North Uist; South Uist

£20,000.00

11

Newmarket Gateway

Newmarket Gateway Inclusion Project

Lewis

£97,470.64

12

Falmadair: Outer Hebrides Maritime Trust

A seoladh air adhart ('Sailing forwards / making progress' in Gaelic)

Lewis

£4,464.00

13

Breasclete Community Association

BCA - Active for All

Lewis

£21,105.53

14

The Stornaway Trust

Shore Road Lighting

Lewis

£104,160.00

15

Stornoway Community Sports Hub

Stornoway Community Sports Hub Weather Shelter Seating

Lewis

£13,942.72

16

Third Sector Hebrides

Safe Haven Drop In Area

Harris; Lewis

£20,000.00

17

Advocacy Western Isles

Mental Health Advocacy

Barra; Benbecula; Berneray; Eriskay; Great Bernera; Grimsay; Grimsay, South East Benbecula; Harris; Lewis; North Uist; Vatersay

£4,835.00

18

The Pairc Trust

Get Fit For Free

Lewis

£2,997.09

19

Volunteering Hebrides

The Embark Project

Harris; Lewis

£5,000.00

20

Western Isles Association for Mental Health

Heart & Soul

Barra; Benbecula; Great Bernera; Harris; Lewis; North Uist; South Uist

£5,000.00

21

Ness Sports & Recreation Association

Subsidised sports activities

Lewis

£5,000.00

22

Western Isles Foyer

Supporting young people to secure, develop life skills, and thrive in their own tenancy

Lewis

£5,000.00

23

Cothrom

Go Uist!

Baleshare; Barra; Benbecula; Berneray; Eriskay; Flodaigh, Benbecula; Grimsay; Grimsay, South East Benbecula; North Uist; South Uist

£5,000.00

24

Bethesda Care Home & Hospice

Activities Coordinatior

Lewis

£3,800.00

25

The Shed Project

The Shed Stornoway Youth Project

Lewis

£5,000.00

26

Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath Parent Council

Weaving Resilience and Well-being into our School Communities

Baleshare; Barra; Benbecula; Berneray; Eriskay; Flodaigh, Benbecula; Grimsay; Grimsay, South East Benbecula; North Uist; South Uist; Vatersay

£5,000.00

27

Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn

The Hebridean Community Garden

Lewis

£5,000.00

28*

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.

 

Highland - £108,067.21

 

Organisation

Project name

Islands for delivery

Amount allocated

29

Edinbane Community Company

Lyndale multi-user path

Skye

£53,600.00

30

Lochaber Environmental Group

Active Islands

Canna; Eigg; Muck; Rùm

£3,792.75

31

Raasay Community Association

GYMTASTIC: Creating space for a healthier place

Raasay

£22,306.64

32

High Life Highland/Skye & Lochalsh Community Sport Hub

High Life Island

Skye

£19,715.00

33

Kyleakin Primary School

Orienteering in the wider community

Skye

£6,780.32

34

Raasay Parent Council

Ride on Raasay

Raasay

£1,872.50

 

North Ayrshire - £135,198

 

Organisation

Project name

Islands for delivery

Amount allocated

35

Cumbrae Primary School

Cumbrae Plant to Plate Growing Hub

Great Cumbrae

£20,000.00

36

Millport Town Hall

Healthy Hobbies and

Paving the way to a Healthy Cumbrae

Great Cumbrae

£100,690.00

37

The Arran Pioneer Project CIC

Building Infrastructure on Community Gardens Around Arran

Arran

£14,508.00

 

Orkney - £422,551.39

 

Organisation

Project name

Islands for delivery

Amount allocated

38

Eday Partnership

Active Eday Project

Eday

£50,700.00

39

North Ronaldsay Trust

Growing Together at North Ronaldsay Community School

North Ronaldsay

£14,995.00

40

Relationships Scotland Orkney

Enhancing the Orkney Counselling Centre

Orkney

Mainland

£7,179.84

41

Rousay, Egilsay, Wyre Development Trust

The Heart of Rousay

Rousay

£98,716.00

42

Sanday Junior High School

Sanday Outdoor Fitness Park

Sanday

£13,669.00

43

Stromness Community Development Trust

S.E.E - Succeed, Equip and Engage

Orkney

Mainland

£20,000.00

44

Stronsay Development Trust

Stronsay Health Matters

Stronsay

£64,229.95

45

Stromness Academy

Stromness Academy Outdoor Education and Duke of Edinburgh Award group

Orkney

Mainland

£19,728.78

46

Orkney Islands Council

More Bikes, More Islands, More Active

Orkney

Mainland

£92,173.82

47

Orkney Gymnastics Club

Strengthening Links and Enhanced Engagement Between Coaches/Club, Gymnasts and their Families

Orkney

Mainland

£4,410.00

48

Burray Primary School

Burray School Community Polycrub

Bruray; Orkney

£14,313.00

49

Orkney Athletic and Running Club

OARC - Electronic Timing System

Orkney

Mainland

£13,950.00

50

Sanday Community Craft Club

Operation Administrator

Sanday

£5,000.00

51

Friends of the Hoy Kirk

Hoy Wonder

Hoy

£1,990.00

28*

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.

 

Shetland - £136,111.79

 

Organisation

Project name

Islands for delivery

Amount allocated

52

Ability Shetland Ltd

Adapted Bikes Project

Bressay; Shetland Mainland; Unst; Yell

£15,000.00

53

North Yell Development Council

Walk Jog Run Cycle North Yell

Yell

£9,860.67

54

Shetland Recreational Trust

Active Unst and Sensory Shetland (CLC) and Active Lerwick

Unst

£102,755.12

55

Sandwick Social and Economic Development

Hot meals weekly

Shetland

Mainland

£5,000.00

56

New Life Shetland 2019

Hopelink Shetland

Shetland

Mainland

£2,000.00

28*

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.