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Local charities celebrate over £93,000 funding

Three charity groups in Scarborough and York have received grants of £93,047 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: 

  • Art Therapy Yorkshire (Scarborough)  £38,220 - This new two year project will provide art therapy to local people living in Scarborough who are vulnerably homed, on a low income or have experienced poor education and work prospects. The project seeks to connect people with each other and their own creativity. 
  • Clements Hall Trust (York) £30,866 - This two-year project, based on a successful pilot, aims to run weekly sessions engaging older people (aged 50+) who may be isolated or lonely, so that they can come together, chat with others, have a hot meal, and take part in activities of their choice. 
  • Raincliffe Wood Community Enterprise (Scarborough) £23,961 - This new 24-month project will establish four different groups that utilize Raincliffe Woods. The groups that local people have suggested so far are: woodland conservation volunteers; the family nature ranger club; bushcrafters; and woodland crafts. The project will target residents from the Barrowcliff area of Scarborough. 

HealthLevel CIC has raised £1.2million through The Health Lottery, for health-related good causes in North Yorkshire.

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