tackling health inequalities in The East Riding and North Lincolnshire
Local charities receive over £86,000 funding

Three charities in Grimsby and Hull have shared £86,447 between them.

Using money raised by HealthWin CIC, through The Health Lottery, grants have been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.
The projects that have received the funding are:

• Bodmin Road Church, awarded £50,000, for a 24 month project based in Bransholme (Hull) which will run a programme which includes a community café, toddler group, knit and natter sessions, debit clinic and one to one support to local people. 300 people are expected to benefit in two years – with about 200 attending regularly. The project aims to tackle isolation and poor educational attainment. 

• Lonsdale Community Centre, based in the Newington Ward of Hull, received a grant of £18,667 to start a new 24 month project building on existing work and will deliver a creative programme of weekly activities and courses for older residents. Beneficiaries will be local people aged over 50 living within footfall of the centre. 

• Rock Foundation UK Ltd, which was awarded £17,780, will provide a social skills programme for learning disabled adults living in the East Marsh area of Grimsby who are moving out of their family homes. The aim of the 18 month programme is to help prepare participants for making new friends, socialising and being active members of their community. 

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthWin, said: “The projects are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region; we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are supporting people to live longer healthier lives.”

John Hume, Chief executive of People’s Health Trust, said: “We are delighted to be investing in these local organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to grow, live, work and age.”

Active Communities is for community groups and not-for-profit organisations with an income of less than £350,000 a year that are seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 a year, for projects lasting up to two years.

Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.
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