Staff and volunteers at Dalmellington Community Association

Community fund gives boost to wellbeing projects


Over the past few months our Stairlift Community Fund has supported a number of local organisations and projects in East Ayrshire, each focused on improving the physical and mental health of residents.

Steve Chipchase, Service Manager for Community Occupational Therapy, told us more about the fund and its purpose:

“So far we have allocated around £7000 from the fund to a number of groups across East Ayrshire, with a view to improving physical and mental health, reducing social isolation and improving general wellbeing.

The money will be used to help cover the costs of running regular clubs, such as The Sticky Fingers Club and Above Adventure, as well as one-off events like the Christmas dinners run by Dalmellington Community Association and East Ayrshire Churches Homelessness Action. 

The fund is generated through the Community Rebate in our Stairlift contract and is designed to support groups and organisations with a health and social care focus.”

For more information about the Stairlift Community Fund, including how to apply, contact Steve Chipchase via email.