NEWS: £150,000 funding boost for local dementia projects in the Highlands

05 March 2019

The Life Changes Trust has announced a new grants programme for local organisations across the Highlands.

Local projects can apply for up to £15,000 to deliver work which will support people affected by dementia living in the Highland area. 

Anna Buchanan, CEO of the Life Changes Trust, said, “We know from experience that very often it is local, grassroots organisations which, by their very nature of being local, have the most immediate impact on people living with dementia, their families and unpaid carers. These local projects may have few resources but have real potential to make a difference in the lives of local people who are affected by dementia.”

In November last year, the Life Changes Trust held a series of collaborative events in the Highlands to find out what mattered most to people with dementia and those who cared for them. They asked what people felt was missing in terms of local support and what was working well.  

These events were run by local people for local people, and marked the first of fourteen country-wide events the Life Changes Trust will be funding over the next two years. 

Anna Buchanan went on to say, “We plan to roll these events and the small grants programme out across Scotland over the next two years.  We are very excited to see what this funding to local communities in the Highlands will achieve and how others can learn from it.”  

Applications for grants of between £2,000 and £15,000 can be made up until 26th April.  More information can be found on the Life Changes Trust web page here.

Enquiries can be made to Colm McBriarty - colm.mcbriarty@lifechangestrust.org.uk