More than 50 projects to share £3.2m, tackling loneliness and social isolation

A WORSHIPPING community in Fife, the Abbey Church of Dunfermline, is among more than 50 recipients of a Scottish Government fund aimed at tackling loneliness and social isolation.

The fund – £3.2m – has been allocated to 53 projects, including community choirs, ‘walking football’ and ‘Men’s Sheds’.

Says the Scottish Government, here: “The Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund will deliver £3.2 million to 53 community projects and organisations between August 2023 and July 2026.

“The projects have a particular focus on meeting the needs of people most at risk of social isolation and loneliness including young people, disabled people, those with a mental health condition, older people and people living in areas of deprivation or on a low income.”

Pictured: Dunfermline Abbey, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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