tackling health inequalities in South Yorkshire


TEN charity groups in the South Yorkshire area have received grants of £329,341 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 ten charities that received funding include:

  • Sheen Amos Youth Trust (Rotherham) £36,000 - This new two-year project aims to bring together two communities of interest with which the applicant currently works separately: young LGBT people, and young people affected by HIV. The project will deliver a youth leadership programme, giving young people the opportunity to work towards achieving V volunteering Awards and Duke of Edinburgh awards, as well as being responsible for planning 4 community events each year.
  • Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance, £21,926  - This new two year project aims to provide a women’s conversation club for isolated refugee and asylum seeking (RAS) women living in the area who do not speak much English with advocacy services alongside the club. 
  • Rotherham United (Great Millers) Youth Forum, £36,798 - This existing two year project will provide activity sessions for a diverse group of young people aged 13 to 25 living in the Rotherham West ward.
  • Cortonwood Comeback Community Centre (Brampton) £34,082 - This new two-year project aims to set up a community arts/drama project for residents of all ages in Brampton. The activities will be designed to bridge the gap between the generations and promote community cohesion, giving people easy access to the arts and volunteering opportunities and access to training and development.
  • Doncaster Ethnic Minority Regeneration Partnership, £36,672 - This new one year project aims to run recreational and integrational activities for local and newly-arrived young women in the Hyde Park area of Doncaster. 
  • Fundamentals Basketball Club (Doncaster) £16,222 - This new two-year project aims to expand the applicant’s work and develop inter-generational and mixed ability sessions and events.
  • Holmescarr Ark & Crafts (Doncaster) £32,102 - This two-year project is the development of a recently delivered community growing initiative. The project will run gardening workshops, community events and will support its current volunteers to connect with the wider community.
  • Learn for Life Enterprise (Sheffield) £39,900 - This new two-year project aims to set up a welcome group for new arrivals and local community members, predominantly refugees and asylum seekers. The group will run weekly social sessions, offering participants to meet, share skills, develop friendships and be signposted to local services.
  • Open Minds Theatre Company (Rotherham) - This new two-year project aims to train adults with medium to severe learning disabilities predominantly from minority ethnic backgrounds to devise and deliver workshops surrounding attitudes to disability and ethnicity that can be delivered at local schools, businesses and other community groups.
  • Park Community Action (Sheffield) - This new two-year project aims to establish a community café, running twice a week, from the community centre in Manor Castle. The project will recruit a large team of local volunteers to support delivery of the café, and provide an informal and sociable space for the community to eat together.  


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 £1,168,485 for 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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