tackling health inequalities in South Yorkshire

FIVE charity groups in the South Yorkshire area have received grants of £149,332 between them.

Using money raised by HeathRich 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 five groups celebrating the funding include:

  • Mothers of Burngreave Network Group (Sheffield), £18,628 - This 24 month intergenerational project will develop the self-confidence, knowledge and skills of mothers and young people by training 25 Somali women and ten Somali young people (male and female) as Community Animateurs who will reach 200 members of the community with activities.
  • Burngreave Tenants and Residents Association (Sheffield), £31,824 - This 10 month scheme is an extension of an existing programme which provides a friendly, relaxed environment where residents from Verdon Street in Burngreave can gather and socialise. Many of the beneficiaries are isolated parents who have issues with parenting or low level mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression or do not have English as a first language.
  • Flying Futures CIC (Doncaster), £13,988 - This new two year project aims to train a team of volunteers who will organise and run social and physical activities for the community at the lake in Hatfield Water Park where the group is based. The volunteers are likely to be unemployed young people and the beneficiaries of the programme will be the community living in the Dunscroft and Stainforth areas of Doncaster.
  • Manor After School Kids Klub (Sheffield), £43,964 - This two year project has been developed as a result of the group’s experience of delivering and piloting a variety of clubs, groups and activities across the Manor Area. It will create a family café style programme with activities for children and young people aged 7 to 15, with their families encouraged to attend. Fun activities will be put on and a hot meal provided to ensure that during the holidays children who would normally receive free school lunches still get a hot meal.
  • The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (Doncaster), £40,928 - This new two year project builds upon earlier work and will enable The Friends of Woodfield Park in Doncaster to deliver a total of 256 sessions of community activities in the Woodfield Park and in a local school.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthRich, said: “The projects, supported using money raised by HealthRich, 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

So far, HealthRich CIC has raised more than £1,168,020 to support local good causes in South Yorkshire.


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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