The purpose of the network is to develop local partnership working and planning for health improvement activity in the Oban Lorn and Inner Isles area. Our network has representation from public sector, business and voluntary sector.
We meet on a regular basis throughout the year with short meeting ( max 2 hours) to inform, share and learn from each other to support our communities in OLI.
LATEST NEWS —-
Have your say in community spending……..
Oban, Lorn and the Inner isles Health and Wellbeing Network is inviting local community groups to get involved in a project that could benefit them by £2,000.
The network has already given out £17,000 of funding through its usual grant programme this year. Now a pilot project is to be set up that will allow communities to vote for the projects that they would like to receive funding.
Chair of the network, Eleanor Mackinnon, said: “This is about exploring how we can involve communities better – letting them make the final decision about where funding goes within their local community.
Although we can only fund a few projects, we want to create a fun atmosphere on the day. Rather than groups competing with each other, it’s an opportunity for them to get together and share the hard work that they’re doing and make links with other groups who are working in the health and wellbeing field”.
The community vote day will be held in Oban on February 4th and any eligible projects that aren’t successful in public vote will automatically be taken forward to first round of funds in the Spring. Subject to the network receiving continued funding.
Although projects will have to meet the aims of the Health and wellbeing Fund, which has a particular focus this year on increasing physical activity, and enrich the lives of people with long term health conditions we are very aware of all the great ideas out there that have not yet come forward through the normal route of application. This is an ideal opportunity to access funds to bring your idea to fruition.
To find out more about the fund or request an application form contact Eleanor by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or download and complete application form below
OBAN ….Scotland’s first health town.
Do you have a small project that “fits the bill” which could assist to meet the Joint Health Improvement Plan Priorities? Join the network and help us achieve our aims and objectives
The local network devolved budget of £17000 is now closed for 2018.
Applications of up to £2000 are invited from groups, organisations, public sector or individuals who are able to demonstrate the activity proposed will support our local action plan delivery. This year funding should have an emphasis on increasing physical activity and supporting people to live better lives with long term health conditions.
NETWORK MEETING DATES – 2018
Thurs 16th August 2018. – 9.30- 11.30
Wed 5th Sept 2018 – 9.30 – 11.30
Wed 7th November ( tbc) 9.30
Funding applications deadline dates 2018-19 –
Closing dates round 1 applications – 19th July
Closing date round 2 applications – 24th Aug
Closing date round 3 applications – 12th October
Have got a project that would benefit from a helping hand?
Please email the co ordinator for advice and guidance. email@example.com
Last year OLIHWN funded projects throughout the Oban Lorn and Inner Isles area which helped young and old, from support services to young people ,homeless, training to build community capacity, outdoor activities and much much more.
The funding has supported projects which have a focus on wellness instead of illness to improve the health of the population. Priority given to initiatives that demonstrated reducing health inequalities, breaking down barriers to participation and which was able to demonstrate how the planned project supported delivery of our four Health Improvement Plan Priorities :
- Theme 1 – Getting the best start in life
- Theme 2 – Working to ensure fairness
- Theme 3 – Connecting people with support in their community
- Theme 4 – Focusing on Wellness not illness
Contact your local co ordinator Eleanor MacKinnon firstname.lastname@example.org for further guidance
Previous meeting minutes can be found on our Members information page