Bids for funding to aid dementia being encouraged from Moray groups

Opportunity to discuss funding source for Moray groups caring for dementia sufferers.

A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY aiming to change the lives of people with dementia is to be the subject of a conversation event in Moray next month.

Community groups, organisations and businesses are being invited to attend the free networking lunch which will be hosted by Health and Social Care Moray and the Life Changes Trust.

The trust – an independent organisation established by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland in 2013 – is keen to see bids come forward from the Moray area.

It works with organisations to improve the lives of two beneficiary groups, one of which is people affected by dementia which may be individuals living with dementia and people who are the unpaid carers of those living with dementia.

The community and dementia funding open call event will take place on Friday, December 2 in the Alexander Graham Bell Centre from 10am to 1.30pm.

Anna Buchanan, programme director, will explain more about the work of the trust which seeks to empower people affected by dementia so that they can do the things that are important to them.

Information on the application process will be provided by Andrena Coburn, funding and evaluation manager.

Following a question and answer session there will the opportunity to discuss ideas and opportunities for collaboration over lunch and speak individually to the trust staff.

Places at the Elgin need to be booked in advance. This can be done online or by calling 01343 567186.

Guidance on applying to the community and dementia fund and a sample application form is available on the Life Changes Trust website or by calling 0141 212 9600.

Previous projects funded by the trust have included dementia friendly communities, befriending and peer support, housing care and repair initiatives, arts groups and dementia dogs.