Highland Green Health Fund announced that it will provide support for green health projects


The Highland Green Health Partnership is pleased to announce the funding of 15 community projects during Green Health Week that provide sustainable measures for nature-based health interventions in the Highlands region.

A number of strong applications were received along with many project ideas and initiatives. These include training for youth, development of community development projects, creation of digital resources and purchase of tools and equipment.

The supported projects cover seven of the nine NHS Highland Health Board areas and will continue to drive the green health movement and give more people access to green health opportunities in the Highlands region.

The projects are:

Gairloch Area Development Ltd – Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust – Sutherland

Glen Urquhart Rural Community Association (GURCA) – Inverness-shire

Gearrchoile Community Woodland – Sutherland

Slogans Woodland Park Team – Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross

Katniss Volunteer Group – Priest

Fear Forage Food Garden – Easter Ross

Larrig and District Center – Sutherland

Nature 4 Health – Nairn

Liz Center for the Arts – Priest

Dark Social Craft – Lochaber

Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust – Inverness-shire

Inch Community Holdings – Aden and Strathsp

wild things – Inverness/Cairgorms

Staffin Community Trust – Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross

Kate Thomson, Senior Development Officer, Highland Green Health Partnershiphe said

“The green health projects we are funding this year are diverse and exciting and it is great to see such a wide geographical spread of projects.

“Small grant funding will enable us to support local community organizations that are vital to the delivery of the green health movement in the Highlands.”

More information on the projects can be found on the Highland Green Partnership website – www.thinkhealththinknature.scot/funding

A number of events are taking place across the Highlands to celebrate Green Health Week. More details about these are available here: www.thinkhealththinknature.scot/directory

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