HOPE Project awarded further 2yr grant from National Lottery Community Fund

HOPE goes digital!

Community Led Action and Support Project (CLASP) is absolutely delighted to announce that we have just received notification that we have been awarded a further two year grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to continue our work with over 50’s living in North Ayrshire. The new funding will commence on 1st November 2021.

The funding will enable us to continue delivery of our existing Helping Older People Evolve (HOPE) project, with the addition of digitally delivered services and training. Participants will be supported to maintain their independence, reducing isolation and loneliness and improving health and well-being through access to a wide range of services and activities which will increase social connections and support networks. Activities will continue to evolve based on participant’s ideas and ongoing covid restrictions but will include one to one befriending, telephone befriending, social activities and outings, lunch clubs, health and fitness classes and learning and interest sessions and information and advice along with one to one and group digital tuition. All carried out with social distancing measures in place or over the internet. The project will benefit 860 older people and 40 volunteers, living across North Ayrshire, over two years.

A huge thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund for the award and for their faith in us to deliver such important and much needed services to support our older population in North Ayrshire.

We all hope to be able to resume our face to face services soon but will continue to provide support to over 50’s through our telephone befriending and digital support services until then.