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Local Charities celebrate over £66,000 funding

TWO charity groups in Nottingham have received grants of £66,276 between them.

 Using money raised by HealthRegard 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 two charities celebrating the funding include:

  • Hyson Green Youth Club (HGYC) was awarded £49,564 for a new 24 month project 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. The project aims to address issues of mental ill-health and race.
  • Sneinton Alchemy CIC received a grant, of £16,712, for an existing 12 month project which aims to deliver training to 34 people from Sneinton to become "street level" community organisers/project leaders, supported by paid Community Organisers (COs). It aims to connect with every person in Sneinton, to build trust, and raise self-esteem to address social or emotional isolation and unemployment. Each of the 34 COs will work with two of their own volunteers, meaning 102 regular people will benefit overall, including being involved in planning and training activities that are central to the work.

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