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Dorset Health and Wellbeing Projects Win Funding

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8:32am 27th November 2014

We're still being "Inspired by 2012" as community health and wellbeing projects across the county are being given over £300,000.

The money from the Health and Wellbeing Legacy Fund wants to remind us of the London Olympics to encourage more of us to go out and be active.

Dorset County Council Joint Commissioning Manager, Christopher Scally, chair of the funding panel, said: "It's great news that we are now able to provide grant funding that will help remind people of the superb 2012 Olympics and hopefully inspire them to get out there and do something."

Dorset County Council is putting the grant into areas with the biggest health inequalities and is prioritising projects helping vulnerable people.

No Limits Bridport are one of the organisations who will get funding.  They offer regular dance and fitness sessions for adults with learning and physical disabilities in West Dorset.

Anna Golding, Project Manager and Dance Leader, said: "The Legacy Fund will give us the security and support we need to be ambitious in our aspirations for people accessing No Limits Bridport over the next two years and beyond."

If you have a scheme in mind which could have a positive impact on your community, you can still bid for cash support from the fund as there are two more rounds of funding planned.

The next window for applications will be December-January, with the final application window in June-July 2015.

You can find application forms and guidance notes HERE or by calling Dave Franks on 01305 224855 or Chris Skinner on 01305 228580.

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