tackling health inequalities in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Ecoworks (Nottingham) Limited
Ecoworks (Nottingham) Limited,
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.

Projects funded using money raised by healthRegard

Total amount raised for good causes is £1,740,639

Active Communities is a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Beeston Community Resource CIO Nottingham £28,200 This existing two-year project will further develop activities, groups and volunteering opportunities through additional peer led groups for the community of Broxtowe, a borough of Nottinghamshire. The aim is to increase the activities provided for people with mental health issues in the local area, to improve social inclusion and increase self-confidence. Local people will develop and lead the projects ensuring that the activities meet local needs. Through regularly participating in sessions with other local people, participants will get to know their neighbours and form stronger social links in the area.
Good Companions Nottingham £23,473 This two-year project will see the charity Good Companions replicate its existing Friendship Groups into new areas. Based on the success of the Friendship Groups, two new groups will be opened within the Clifton Estate in the areas of Simone Gardens and Parkgate. The groups will support isolated older people, enabling them to come together for a mixture of conversation and activities; the groups will help them to meet their peers from the local community.
Imara CIO Nottingham £31,512 This new two-year project aims to deliver weekly creative music sessions in term-times to children and young people aged 12-16 in the Nottingham area who have experienced sexual abuse. In addition two or three full day sessions per year in external venues such as recording studios and at festivals and events will add to the range of musical experiences on offer. The project will empower participants to use music to cope with the trauma they have experienced and to address the stigma many feel; they will be able to be themselves as part of a group without being defined by their experiences, regain confidence in building peer relationships and to realise their worth within a safe, supportive environment.
SEND Project Nottingham £26,954 This two-year project will extend existing youth sessions based on piloted work suggested by young people and adult volunteers. The aim is to improve the opportunities, skills and access to resources for young people attending a youth group at the Greenway Community Centre in Sneinton, a suburb of Nottingham. The activities will help young people to develop new friendships, meeting young people from other ethnic backgrounds and help volunteers to develop new skills. Through a youth forum young people will remain in charge of the development of the sessions and activities.
The Saheli Project Nottingham £24,000 This new, two-year project will support women to gain employment skills and experience through volunteering and participating in short, practical training courses. The project will take place in an inner-city area of Nottingham and will work with local, unemployed women who have experienced domestic violence and mental ill-health, and who are at risk of having their government benefits cut. With support from the organisation, local women will be in charge of running the project and new friendships will be formed within the groups of participants.
Bulwell Forest Garden Bulwell £27,530 This existing two-year project aims to deliver a weekly lunch club at a community garden in Bulwell, Nottingham. Benefiting local residents including older people and families, the project aims to bring people together, promote inter-generational activity and form new friendships by creating opportunities for them to harvest, food, cook and eat together. A new path and outdoor shelter will also be constructed, to improve accessibility, and local people will be involved in planning, designing and constructing these, giving a sense of ownership over the space and thereby strengthening the community.
Communities Inc CIC Nottingham £26,980 This new 18-month projectwill work with Asian and African refugees and asylum seekers living in Nottingham. It will deliver weekly social, cultural and craft activities and enable the participants to develop self-confidence and skills, form supportive friendships, integrate with the local community and find out more about key services that are available to them. The project has been developed with existing participants and a steering group will be established to determine the content of activities and support the project’s sustainability.
Ecoworks (Nottingham) Limited Nottingham £19,298 This existing two-year project, currently funded by the Trust, aims to challenge health inequalities through providing the opportunity for local people to regularly take part in activities, have a nutritious hot meal to be cooked and eaten together with local people. The project, which is located in St. Ann’s, an estate in Nottingham, will foster a sense of collective achievement and enable people to build friendships and community spirit alongside their neighbours. Through initial consultation and ongoing feedback activities, such as a participant committee and informal conversation around the dinner table, participants will be able to take ownership of the project and ensure it develops in line with their wishes.
Nottingham Central Women's Aid Nottingham £20,000 This existing two-year project aims to continue and expand the provision of a range of activities, workshops, trips, work experience and volunteering opportunities for women and their children who have experienced domestic and other abuse. Currently only available to those living in the temporary refuge, this project, which has been requested by the women the charity is working with, will expand provision to be available also to those who have moved on from the refuge and are working to rebuild their lives. The support offered will help participants build life skills and develop in a familiar, friendly environment where they can continue meeting with other local women with similar experiences and build stronger social links.
Nottingham Play Forum Ltd  Nottingham  £35,923 This new two-year project will utilise an underused urban park in a housing estate in Heskey Park, Nottingham. The park, which used to be the hub of the local area, has over the last two years been avoided as a play-space as there have been a number of issues with anti-social behaviour and more serious crimes. The applicant will work with local residents to provide weekly sessions in the park for local children to increase their presence, and to build community cohesion by involving local young people and adults in activities to celebrate the community. A steering group will be established comprising of local adults and children.
The Centre Place  Bassetlaw  £41,922 This two-year project from The Centre Place is an expansion of the charity’s existing support group for LGBT+ young people living in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire. The existing support group is limited to those aged 16-25 and feedback from beneficiaries, external providers and the local community shows a need for support groups for younger people (11-16 years), trans specific groups as well as groups for families. A steering group formed of existing users and participants from the new groups will meet monthly to lead the project.
The Huthwaite Hub  Ashfield  £20,680 This existing two-year project, will continue a Men’s Shed project established in February 2016 in Huthwaite, a small village in Nottinghamshire. The project will provide woodwork sessions to local people in order to increase the confidence of those who attend, including retirees and people who may currently be unemployed. The project will bring them together on a regular basis to take part in practical activities and, through shared experience with other local people, make stronger social connections. Local people have been, and will continue to be, directly involved in running the group.
Building Bridges Breaking Barriers (BBBB) Nottingham £36,272 This new two-year project aims to run youth club sessions and community events, delivered by a committee of young people. The project will take place in Radford, a diverse, inner-city area of Nottingham. The project aims to deliver general community and neighbourhood work and address issues of low educational attainment or risk of this, and migrancy from other countries.
Hope Springs Horticulture CIC Bassetlaw £49,800 This existing two-year project is the continuation of a current Trust-funded initiative and will provide horticultural therapy days for three days a week all year round and will run activities on an allotment site based in a large park just outside Worksop town centre in Bassetlaw, North Nottinghamshire. It aims to improve the lives of people living in the Bassetlaw area whose lives are seriously affected by enduring mental illness. It will address the issues of mental ill health, social and emotional isolation and poor physical environment. 
Mansfield Play Forum Mansfield £37,124 This new two-year project by Mansfield Play Forum will provide sessions to run alongside an existing toy library which the Forum runs. The sessions will provide an opportunity for the Forum’s members to relax and engage together whilst crèche workers will look after their children. There will also be fun workshops in play-related subjects. The project is needed as many of the members of the Forum are single disadvantaged parents who feel isolated and overlooked. The project aims to address issues related to social/emotional isolation, unemployment and low educational attainment.
Summerwood Lane Community Garden Nottingham £18,590 This new two-year project will provide regular therapeutic garden sessions with the main aim of bringing local people from Clifton, an urban suburb of the city of Nottingham together who currently feel isolated. It will help people feel more confident by establishing new friendships and better social connections. Activities such as garden mosaics, willow weaving, and bee keeping talks will take place.
The Centre for Sport and Learning CIC Worksop £44,462 This two-year project in Manton, Worksop is the continuation of existing work funded by the Trust (via Bassetlaw CVS). It will provide a continued programme of events and activities bringing local British people and those from Eastern European communities together to build relationships and solve problems. Activities will include a language café, a playgroup, street dance and football sessions. The project has been prompted by a lack of understanding between communities leading to segregation, fear and divisions. 
The Saheli Project Nottingham £35,015 This new two-year project will bring together women who have suffered domestic violence, providing them with a place to meet on a regular basis so that they can have social interaction with others to combat depression. A series of workshops will also be run which will include professionals, faith institutions and community members around domestic violence in faith communities. It will develop a training pack and also train up volunteers from different communities who will go into organisations to deliver training around domestic violence.
SEND Project Nottingham £18,657 This one year project proposes to build on the work undertaken by the applicant for the volunteering development programme. The organisation will employ a Volunteer Coordinator to focus on supporting and recruiting volunteers across three local community centres across the Dales area.
Sneinton Alchemy Sneinton £35,520 This is a continuation and expansion of an existing project to run for a further 24 months. It is a community organiser programme which will deliver a training programme of 48 sessions to ten new volunteers from the Sneinton area of Nottingham and generate local community initiatives.
Gedling Sports Partnership Killisick £35,725 This two-year project develops work recently carried out by the applicant and aims to provide opportunities in Killisick for parents and children to come together as a community. The applicant will provide free after-school childcare for parents, whilst they access a drop in group, and after school activity sessions for children aged 8 to 11.
SHE UK Mansfield and Worksop £45,853 This two-year project combines new and existing work. It will benefit male and female victims of CSA from the Mansfield and Worksop areas of Nottinghamshire. The project will expand its creative arts groups, create a ‘move-on’ self-support group for members further on in their recovery, and develop a self-support group for male survivors.
Communities Inc Lenton £41,380 This new two-year project aims to work with tenants remaining on a high-rise housing estate in Lenton which is being redeveloped.  The project will support the transition into their new homes of vulnerable tenants in the remaining block, with the goal of developing a residents association.
Ecoworks (Nottingham) Nottingham £41,870 This new two-year project aims to deliver a weekly 'Dig and Dinner' event held at the community garden in St Ann’s. The project will bring new people to the garden and includes the preparation and eating of a hot meal together, as well as monthly taster day events.
New Horizons Trust Nottingham £39,336 This new 22-month project aims to establish a Pakistani women's volunteer-led group which will offer a weekly luncheon club, weekly sports and recreational activities, and monthly seminars and workshops covering topics on health and wellbeing and domestic violence.
New Meadows Tenants and Residents Association Nottingham £27,865 This new two-year project aims to help existing and new residents cope with dramatic changes in a local area where 200 homes are being demolished and replaced by new housing.  The applicant proposes to organise weekly coffee mornings and other community events to welcome new residents to the area and to support residents who are being rehoused in other areas.
NOMAD Creative Community Organising Sneinton £1,782 This new one-year project aims to connect and train 30 residents and local business owners that live/operate in the vicinity of Sneinton Market Square, and help them to form a community action group. Potential members will receive training and meet twice a month to develop an action plan, as well as taking part in community engagement days and running 6 themed events for the local community in the square.
Rainbow Carers Parents Forum Nottingham £30,200 This two-year project is the continuation of an existing scheme run by the applicant which has lost significant funding. The group plans to continue providing twice-monthly peer support meetings for parents and carers, and parallel play sessions for children with a range of disabilities and their siblings.
Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service Worksop £47,572 To deliver a range of activities to engage 75 16-25-year-olds in the Manton area of Worksop, three times a week at the Centre for Sport and Learning.
Hope Springs Horticulture Worksop £37,440 To deliver a horticultural project, engaging 40 people with mild to moderate mental health issues in Worksop.
Nottingham Central Women's Aid Nottingham £45,000 To provide an extended support service for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Ollerton and District Economic Forum Nottingham £49,534 To establish a food growing centre on a newly purchased allotment plot in Sherwood Forest, Nottingham.
United Communities Network Nottingham £7,778 To deliver classes in a range of activities such as dance, healthy cooking and arts to BME women in the Hyson Green and Forest Fields areas of Nottingham.
Young Potential (East Midlands) Ltd Sherwood £40,017 To deliver a community food and growing project at Sherwood Community Centre, Nottingham, open to a total of 300 people who live locally.
Hyson Green Youth Club Nottingham £49,564 To deliver a Youth Forum, based at the community youth club, to give local young people aged 15-25 from Aboretum and Berridge wards in Nottingham opportunities to design, shape and run events for other local young people and manage a Youth Bank where young people can bid for money to deliver projects.
Sneinton Alchemy CIC Sneinton £16,712 To deliver training to 34 people from Sneinton to become "street level" community organisers/project leaders, supported by paid Community Organisers (COs).
Disability Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire £24,030 To support people with disabilities to engage in the local community.
Nottingham Children, Young People & Family Nottingham £19,880 Support children from families with a history of gang activity, violent crime and domestic violence.
Nottingham Equal Nottingham £25,000 The project will connect people in communities to encourage community involvement among residents who are isolated and detached from the estates they live on.

Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Scope   £50,836 To support people with disabilities to engage in the local community.
Youth Sport Trust   £37,500 The project will work with schools and colleges to build confidence, support learning and improve the quality of life of young people under the age of 19.
Carers Trust   £46,855 To support carers and ensure they are making health choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
Scope   £49,662 To train and support ten community organisers project in Nottingham. They will broker and facilitate community activities, and increase opportunities, participation and networks for 20 disabled people and their families.
Youth Sport Trust   £42,467 Support sports in schools and ensure health education is embedded into club activities and act as a catalyst to promote the wider health agenda in schools.

Set up to address smaller and individual health and wellbeing issues that affect communities within our region, where getting the detail right really matters.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Corner House Nottingham £6,000 Enable the group to teach people, living with a learning disability and complex needs, to ride horses at a local stable. The programme will comprise 40 hour-long sessions taking place on a weekly basis.
Carewatch in Nottingham Nottingham £5,700 To provide zumba classes, a healthy eating course and healthy eating options for people over 55-years-old, living in the St Ann's, Sneinton and Mapperly areas of Nottingham.
Hope Springs Horticulture Nottingham £9.719 Support people with mental health problems through weekly green therapy sessions in Clumber Park, Nottingham and will provide participants with the opportunity to learn new skills in horticulture and socialise with others helping to reduce isolation.
East Africa Education Centre Nottingham £6,460 Engage and support young people and adult women from newly emerging Somali and other East African migrant communities in Nottingham City, in physical activity and practical health education.
Rainbow Parents Carers Forum Nottingham £9,880 To establish a new, monthly support group session for parents and carers of children with disabilities.
Nusantara Nottingham £7,330 Deliver courses in Batik, felt craft, flower arranging, zumba, yoga, aqua fit, swimming lessons, and culturally appropriate physical therapy.

Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Alzheimer's Society  Nottinghamshire £18,721 Provide a full-time dementia support worker who will assess the needs of people affected by dementia and help them maintain their independence and sense of well-being.
The Conservation Volunteers  Nottingham £27,932 Offer outdoor physical activity and participation in community-based environmental projects as part of an active group taking part in outdoor tasks.
Carers Trust  East Midlands £46,801 To support carers and ensure they are making health choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
Children's Food Trust Nottingham  £44,069 Provide cooking clubs as a practical, fun and hands-on approach to helping people learn and understand how to eat and live a health lifestyle.
Royal Voluntary Service  Bassetlaw £37,500 Allow people to remain independent at home, and active in their community, by providing the individual support they need as and when they need it.
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