tackling health inequalities in The East Riding and North Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire charities celebrate over £147,000 funding

Four charity groups in the Lincolnshire area have received grants of £147,691 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 four charities celebrating the funding include:
 
• Artlandish Ltd – was given a grant, of £49,025, for a new 24 month project to strengthen the community on the Willows Estate in Grimsby, create an art record of the Willows history, and build the self-belief and self-worth of participants. It consists of activities, a community festival, an art trail and a digital showcase finale. The project idea came from young people on the estate who requested support and advice from parents, neighbours and community members on how they could learn about their local heritage and culture and play a role in their community. 

• Hessle Road Network – received £37,017 in funding for a 24 month extension of an existing project which gives young people aged 9-21 from West Hull the opportunity to create community and enterprise projects. Through the scheme young people will be able to improve social and work skills, develop communication skills, work towards nationally recognised qualifications, and get increased levels of confidence and improve written work and English skills. There will be five sessions per week, taking place at Network Young People's Centre.

• Hull FC Rugby Community Sports & Education Foundation – was given a grant, of £46,820, for a 24 month project to deliver 300 community based sports and social sessions (three session a week, each lasting two hours), two community events and 10 training sessions. The project will bring people together from the Thornton estate in Hull and is expected to benefit 40 people, all of whom will attend sessions regularly. The project will take place at the KC Stadium/Goodwin Sports Arena. 

• West Hill Community Services – received £14,829 in funding for a 24 month project to support a range of existing groups and initiatives as well as launch some new schemes targeting the residents of West Hill Estate in Bridlington. There will be activities such as needlework, woodwork, art, youth clubs, benefit advice and a charity shop. There will also be a food bank available 36 hours a week. Activities will take place in The Community Centre and have been requested by residents. 

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthWin, said: “The projects, supported using money raised by HealthWin, 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. For more information visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk.

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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