Community Foundation Secures Major Funding from the National Lottery Community Fund


Hibernian Community Foundation have been awarded a National Lottery Community Fund grant of £148,500 to deliver a three year programme aimed at reducing isolation in Edinburgh among older people. The funding will allow the project, which is participant led, to deliver a wide range of activities including IT skills, gardening, walking, cooking, music, and a holiday programme. The programme will also provide volunteering opportunities and will engage with almost 400 people across the life of the project.

Commenting on the funding Brenda Black the Foundation’s Manager said: "We are really pleased to received this award and it will allow us to continue to build on our community engagement with older people. Our aim is to build our connections to help improve heath and wellbeing and reduce social isolation for older people in our communities."

The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “I am delighted that Hibernian Community Foundation has been successful in securing a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund. The award will make a big difference where it is needed most and I wish the Foundation every success as it goes on to develop and expand its project for the benefit of their local community.”

For more information on the Hibernian Community Foundation call us on 0131 656 7062 or go to our website at www.hiberniancommunityfoundation.org.uk