CLASP awarded further funding from The National Lottery Community Fund


The Trustees and staff at CLASP are absolutely delighted to announce that we have received a further 2-year award from the National Lottery Community Fund. CLASP will use the funding to continue and expand their Helping Older People Evolve (HOPE) project, offering over 50s across North Ayrshire access to a variety of services and activities that can help them connect with others and build support networks, reducing isolation and loneliness

HOPE Project services are available to anyone aged over 50 who resides in North Ayrshire and include one to one and small group digital support, lunch clubs, social outings, social activity programme, health & wellbeing classes, 1-1 and telephone befriending, information and advice.


Kate Still, Scotland Chair, The National Lottery Community Fund said “I am delighted to see over £11 million of National Lottery funding going to projects where connections and community action are central to happier healthier lives. It’s all thanks to National Lottery players that we can continue funding these activities which provide such life changing support to thousands of people.”

Susan Seenan, Trustee of CLASP said “This funding from The National Lottery Community Fund will allow us to continue to provide much needed social activities and digital support services to those aged over 50, helping to reduce isolation and loneliness as well as improve the digital skills so essential to all our lives.”

For more information on the services provided by CLASP, please contact Rosemary McCurdy on 01294 602711 or email rosemary@clasps.org.uk


Notes to Editors

  • CLASP (Community Led Action and Support Project), was established as a charitable voluntary organisation in January 2000
  • CLASP became a Company Limited by Guarantee in March 2005.
  • Initially, CLASP was established to support residents of the Hayocks and Stevenston communities but developed and expanded their services and now support residents from across the North Ayrshire local authority area.