We at Perth Six Circle Project are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to the National Lottery Community Fund for £257,121. This three year funding will allow the Project to deliver a wide range of activities which will enhance skills and support community integration. The programme of activities will be developed, in line with service user interests and needs, many of which have been raised during their strategic meetings. So far suggested options have included gardening, sports, a lunch club, and a walking group.
On hearing the news, regarding National Lottery Funding, the service user group were ecstatic and are excited that the Project can now evolve to meet their developing needs. Patrick- the service user representative said the news was “Super-dooper!” Darren – a service user stated “It’s such a relief, I’d have nowhere else to go”. Other comments included “I’d be stuck in the house with nothing to do” and “Fantastic!”
The Project staff team have been planning for these changes for some time now and are excited and looking forward to embracing the changes and supporting individuals reach their potential. Denny- a staff member stated “it is great that our work is recognised and that the National Lottery believe in us and know that we are passionate about delivering services to meet the needs of our service users”.
Other funding bodies have also recognised our passion and commitment with The Robertson Trust, NHS Community Innovation Fund, Corra Foundation and Perth & Kinross –Choose Life to name a few have expressed this through awarding grants. Project Manager Marlow Clark acknowledged the wide range of grants as a recognition of the value that the Project adds to the local community. “I am delighted and privileged to be part of an organisation who are dedicated, who put the needs of others at the fore and who embrace service user involvement, allowing them to drive the direction of Project services”.
2019 is a year of celebration as Six Circle was founded 50 years ago by the late Charles Hills. This funding will help us continue the good work he started and deliver services to meet the needs of some of the most challenged individuals within our community. Our aim is to support them to feel less lonely and isolated and gain a sense of belonging.