Health and wellbeing

The popular Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund has received additional funding to support organisations and groups working with communities. You can still apply on Museums Gelleries Scotland website before the deadline on 18th March.

Scotland's Census is now live and you should complete it by 20th March - you can easily do it online on the Scotland's Census website.

It is important that you contribute to the Census as the information you provide will be vital to help the Scottish Government make important decisions that affect people’s lives and their communities. 

Rural Carers Focus Group: Scotland

Are you a carer in rural Scotland? Join Tide Focus Group to discuss your experiences.

While the Focus Groups have been categorised by location, you are welcome to join any group, regardless of where you reside in Scotland. 



An additional £6m has been provided to the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund to meet the demand for local mental health and wellbeing projects.

As part of the LGBT History Month and the national Year of Stories 2022, the Pink Saltire charity have created ‘The Pink Triangle Podcast’ where individuals from across the LGBT+ community share their personal stories about life in Scotland, indluding small, rural areas.

The Investing in Communities Fund (ICF) is a streamlined communities fund that is delivered as part of the Empowering Communities Programme. Expected to reopen in April 2022, applicants should start preparing now.

Health Lottery Scotland’s Active Communities is a funding programme for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people.

It is currently open for applications from community groups and not-for-profit organisations in Aberdeenshire, Clackmannanshire, Fife, North Lanarkshire, Shetland.

Rethinking Remote 2022 Conference

Conference focussing on innovative solutions in remote and rural health and wellbeing.

Scottish agricultural charity, RSABI, is reminding people worried about increasing energy bills that they may be eligible for “Help for Heating” grants. 

Following the announcement confirming an energy price cap increase from April, the Scottish farming charity is urging people concerned about rising energy costs to get in touch. 

Funding available for private sector and third sector centres to help with running costs and enable staff to deliver more outdoor learning for schools.

The funding brings the Scottish Government’s support for the sector during the pandemic to £4.5 million.