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Funding event to support people affected by dementia

Press Release   •   Nov 10, 2016 10:36 GMT

Community groups, organisations and businesses are invited to a conversation event in Elgin next month to discuss a funding opportunity which aims to change the lives of people with dementia.

The free event, which includes a networking lunch, is being 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 from 10am to 2.30pm on Friday, December 2 in the Alexander Graham Bell Centre at Moray College UHI in Elgin.

Programme director Anna Buchanan 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 funding and evaluation manager Andrena Coburn.

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 event need to be booked in advance. This can be done online at https://lifechangestrustelginconversation.eventbrite.co.ukor 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.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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