1. FIT WITH FUNDING PRIORITIES?
(a) Bring people together & build strong relationships in and across communities
By addressing loneliness and isolation the project fits perfectly into the Community Fund, funding priority of bringing people together and to build strong relationships in and across communities, by promoting engagement in community events such as day centres, social activities, events, support groups etc
As stated, prior to the pandemic loneliness was already a serious health problem due to both its prevalence and its associations with poor health, wellbeing, mental and physical health, which can result in premature mortality. The project will enable and support social interaction, build relationships, and trust between communities; by breaking down social barriers.