ELREC is thrilled to be running for Leith Chooses funding vote.

The voting opened today and closes at 23.59 on Monday 31 January 2022.

Please help us to fight loneliness and reduce social isolation in Leith by voting for us!

Do not forget to vote for ELREC in the booster section as well.http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/voteleithchooses

In case you cannot vote online, please vote while you are doing your shopping in the Kirkgate at the Utilita Energy Hub 41 – Newkirkgate in Leith.

The Leith Chooses wonderful volunteers will be on site to support voters as well.

Read about all the proposed projects in the Leith Chooses gallery: http://www.leithchooses.net/projects

Learn more about our project:

Our ‘Green Leith Art’ project will fight loneliness, reduce social isolation, enhance wellbeing, and connect people with the environment by hosting free painting workshops and walks around the green areas of Leith. The painting workshops will be accessible to everyone, easy to follow and will help people to connect with each other, as well as boost creativity and help people to develop greater problem solving and fine motor skills.

In addition to this, the walks will consist of going to different green areas every week and encourage exposure to nature and participation in exercises. We aim to bring people together, who are at a risk of facing social isolation in Leith, helping them to improve mental health, specially after the pandemic, and encourage the connection with creativity and nature.

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