To ensure that the people and communities who will benefit are involved in the design and delivery of the project, Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS) will bring its expertise in co-production.
Volunteers are crucial to the success of our projects, as they bring a wide variety of skills and experience, broadening our scope and helping our understanding.
Lord Elis-Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism said: “The 17 projects will all benefit from our £5.4m Healthy and Active Fund. Each of these projects will contribute to the strengthening of community assets and enable people to adopt healthier lifestyles. When we launched the Healthy and Active Fund it was with the message that the benefits to our mental and physical health of healthy and active lifestyles are clear. These projects show new, innovative approaches to supporting people of all ages and backgrounds.”
Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services added: “The projects we are funding seek to reduce inequalities in outcomes and barriers in a variety of ways. From intergenerational approaches to gardening; encouraging families to get active with their newborn babies; to increasing physical and social activities for people living in care homes. There are other projects that look to support people with mental health issues to lead independent and long term active lifestyles, and one that uses sporting memories to help people with dementia.”