good life, good death, good grief

The Truacanta Project - an overview

The Truacanta Project was set up 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 Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have had a huge impact on all parties involved in The Truacanta Project. Phase 3 of the project (as detailed below) was inevitably delayed as we explored different ways to support the communities going forward.

An interim evaluation was carried out and a report published in March 2021. You can read the report here.

Macmillan Cancer Support have awarded The Truacanta Project an additional year of funding, so the project will now run until March 2023.

Phase 1: Expressions of Interest (Deadline: June 2019)

Up until 15 June 2019, organisations, groups and communities were invited to express an interest in being part of the project. We were interested to hear from anyone who might be interested in getting involved, no matter what stage their idea was at, as long as it focused on improving people’s experiences of death, dying, loss and care in their local community.

Phase 2: Detailed application forms (Deadline: 6 December 2019)

From the expressions of interest we have received, a number of communities were shortlisted and invited to complete more detailed applications. The Truacanta Project Manager worked with the shortlisted communities from June - December 2019, helping them to develop their ideas and work them into a full application to become part of The Truacanta Project.

Phase 3: Working with selected communities (April 2020 - March 2022)

A Truacanta Steering Group was brought together, and were asked to advise on the selection of communities to be part of The Truacanta Project. Five different communities were selected; the Truacanta Project Manager will work with the selected communities to be ready to launch their project in April 2020, and to provide community development advice and support thereafter.

Successful communities announced HERE!

What will it mean to be a part of the Truacanta Project? Read more...

Who runs the Truacanta Project?




Text size:AAA
Before I die I want to ...
Bereavement Charter for Scotland