Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief has launched their new compassionate communities project, the Truacanta Project, and are now accepting expressions of interest.
The Truacanta Project aims to support local communities across Scotland who are interested in taking community action to improve people’s experiences of death, dying, loss and care.
The project will take a community development approach, supporting communities to make the most of their existing enthusiasm, strengths, skills and resources and take practical actions that improve experiences for local people.
They are currently inviting expressions of interest from any individual, project, group or organisation interested in applying to be part of the project. A number of those then will be shortlisted and supported to put together a full application.
From those, up to 4 communities will be selected in December and supported to plan and develop activities to begin in March 2020, and will receive dedicated community development support and advice over a 2 year period after that.
The Truacanta Project is an initiative of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC), and funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. The project is part of the SPPC’s ongoing Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief initiative, which promotes more open and supportive attitudes and behaviours relating to death, dying and bereavement in Scotland.
“Truacanta” means “compassionate” in Scottish Gaelic, and the project is part of the Scottish Compassionate Communities Network.
The deadline for expressions of interest to the project is Saturday 15th June.
To submit an expression of interest, or for further information, please visit the Truacanta Project webpage.