Postcode Lottery shortlist for two worthy projects

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TWO Edinburgh-based projects have made the shortlist for a share in funding of £300,000 from the People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund.

The Ecology Centre has joined forces with the Kingdom Housing Association in a bid to create a mobile outdoor classroom and has applied for more than £50,000.

The aim of the project is to inspire pupils to learn about climate change and their environment using hands-on play in an outdoor setting.

Edinburgh-based Alzheimer Scotland has joined with the Scottish Football Association Museum Trust to establish a reminiscence project for football fans with dementia.

The programme will train volunteers to use football nostalgia to stimulate memories, and the organisations have applied for £75,000 to set up and run the project for a year.

Eight projects from across Scotland have made the shortlist. Winners will be announced on January 31.