National Lottery cash to tackle loneliness and isolation

11 Oct 2017 09:52 AM

People experiencing loneliness and isolation are amongst those benefitting from £2.5 million of National Lottery funding announced yesterday (WED 11 OCTOBER).

The funding comes from Big Lottery Fund Scotland, which awards National Lottery funds to good causes across the country. See is a list of the awards

Announcing the grants, Martin Cawley, Director, Big Lottery Fund Scotland, said: “Thanks to National Lottery funding, people and communities are coming together and building social connections, thereby reducing loneliness and isolation. This in turn is improving access to services for isolated people and communities, helping them to lead happier and healthier lives.”

Examples of projects receiving funding are:

Big Lottery Fund Press Office: 0141 242 1524
Twitter:@BIGSCOTLAND #BIGScotland

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