Arran CVS are delighted to receive an award from the CalMac Community Fund in support of our Umbrella Group project which helps tackle Mental Health and Social Isolation.

The Umbrella Project meets weekly and engages in arts and crafts, games and other indoor activities. There is the usual tea/coffee & biscuits with attendees being encouraged to chat and interact. The group is run by dedicated volunteers who provide interesting and inspired activities week after week.

The aim of this group is to provide opportunities for those who might need support and encouragement to become involved in their local community. Anyone who would like to come along and share an interest or skill with others is also welcome. There are many therapeutic benefits to crafting activities and the atmosphere of the group is welcoming and inclusive.

This award will ensure that the Umbrella Group can continue during 2022 and into 2023 bringing local people together on a Monday from 10.30am until 12pm.

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