tackling health inequalities in Glasgow


Six charity groups in the Glasgow have received grants of £241,711 between them. 

Using money raised by HealthShine CIC, through The Health Lottery, grants have 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.

The six charities celebrating the funding include:

  • Hillview Nursery Parents Committee (Ferguslie Park) £34,805 – This new two year project aims to replace an existing old and worn out play area attached to a nursery in the Furguslie Park area with a safe and natural forest environment incorporating a wooden fort and an outdoor classroom.
  • Depot Arts (Possilpark) £44,720 – This new two year project, based on a pilot, will run a series of arts workshops leading to a new annual carnival.
  • Heart of Scotstoun Ltd, £48,500 – This new two year project aims to continue existing activities and start some new sessions at a recently opened community centre in the Scotstoun area of Glasgow. 
  • ROAR Connections for Life (Paisley), £22,540 – This new 18 month project will deliver Community Cinema afternoons and Come Dine With Me meals for isolated elderly residents to overcome issues of bereavement, intimidation, loneliness and boredom.
  • Time and Space (Glasgow), £43,080 – This two year project is the continuation of an existing scheme for voice hearers and those who self-harm. It will provide three weekly peer support groups and two monthly groups. As well as this, members from the groups will be able to access open ended counselling and/or one-to-one support
  • Whiteinch Centre Limited, £48,066 - This two year project is the expansion of an existing pilot. It offers creative arts and gardening activities to 30 socially-isolated 65+ year olds from Whiteinch to help them re-engage into a community network and stay independent for longer.

 So far, HealthShine CIC has raised more than £1,361,428 to support local good causes in Glasgow.

 Chris Lunn, Director of HealthShine, said: “It’s great that money raised by HealthShine CIC is supporting such important local initiatives.” 

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.”


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 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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