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North Yorkshire charities celebrate £77,920 funding

Three charity groups in the North Yorkshire area have received grants of £77,920 between them.

Using money raised by HealthLevel 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 three charities celebrating the funding include:

East Thirsk Community Association – was given a grant, of £45,526  deliver 240 sessions of pre-school play group activities and support to parents in the Hambleton Estate area of Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Selby Globe Community– received £12,560 to continue and extend the Selby Globe Community Cinema’s existing programme of activities delivering 92 cinematic events for children, older people and the general public in Flaxley and Abbots Road estates in Selby.

Trinity URC Whitby Community Projects -  was given a grant, of £20,134 to deliver a weekly cafe and IT club for older, isolated residents living in the East Side and West Cliff areas of Whitby.

So far, HealthLevel CIC has raised more than £1,026,904 to support local good causes in York and North Yorkshire.  

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthLevel, said: “It’s great that money raised by HealthLevel CIC is supporting such important local initiatives.’

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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