tackling health inequalities in Sussex
Portslade Over 50s Activity Group
Portslade Over 50s Activity Group,
Portslade
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 healthWish

Total amount distributed to charities to date is: £1,423,719

ACTIVE COMMUNITIES

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
Brighton Permaculture Trust Brighton and Hove £22,631 This two year project builds on an existing, Trust-funded activity to enable people of all ages living on the Whitehawk estate in Brighton to join weekend activity days focused on getting active, reducing isolation and improving the local environment. The project will expand its existing weekend programme to conduct outreach and deliver environmental workshops in the orchard, aiming to engage more local people in the development of this community asset. It addresses issues of general community and neighbourhood work, social or emotional isolation and poor physical environment.
Exploring Senses Community Interest Company Brighton £28,152 This is two year project to continue an existing, Trust-funded project that provides a weekly ‘maker space’ session for young people aged 8-19 years living in Queen’s Park area of Brighton. The weekly sessions enable young people to make friends and learn new skills, through training and access to cutting-edge technology and arts equipment. 
Hove Luncheon Club Brighton and Hove £20,910 This is a two year project to continue an existing Trust-funded weekly lunch club for older people experiencing social isolation in Hove. The club provides transport for older people to attend the lunch club to have a hot meal and socialise with others. Participants are also able to access the internet during the lunch period, allowing them to connect with friends and their families outside of the club. Volunteers support the delivery of the lunch service and help people use the internet. 
In2play CIC Hastings £29,360 This is a one year project based on an existing, Trust-funded idea that aims to develop the contact and connection with nature experienced by children and families’ living on the Broomgrove, Farley Bank and Halton estates in Hastings. Twice weekly activity sessions will be delivered at the Adventure Playground site, to raise environmental awareness and knowledge, increase gardening and conservation skills and provide a playful space for socialising and learning.  
The Bridge Community Education Centre Moulsecoomb £42,598 This new 24-month project aims to create a range of weekly social groups and activities for older people living in the Moulsecoomb area of Brighton; these will include opportunities such as Flamenco and supported trips to enjoy local green spaces.
Brighton and Hove Speak Out  Kemptown and Whitehawk £39,222 This two-year project in Kemptown and Whitehawk is the development of a similar project in Hove. A group of learning disabled residents will be supported to set up and run a project which will build supportive networks for people with learning disabilities through a regular drop-in group.
Collected Works CIC  Brighton and Hove £16,288 This new 23-month project entitled 'Street Readers' aims to set-up and run a weekly drop-in book group for homeless people (readers and non-readers material will be read out) at the First Base Drop-in Centre in Brighton. A toolkit will be created for the group containing, objects, short stories and simple creative writing exercises to encourage discussion at the weekly sessions.
Education Training Consortium Sussex  Hastings £37,176 This new two-year project aims to address the need for migrants and asylum seekers in central Hastings to develop their English language skills in order to integrate into the community. The project will deliver English sessions and 24 activities for the wider community, which will be developed by participants.
In2Play CIC  Hastings £23,238 This existing 18-month project aims to involve local families, skilled local volunteers, young people and children in preparing, nurturing and harvesting an edible garden at Hastings Adventure Playground. This is a progression of the Developing Roots project funded by PHT, focusing on the nurture of food plants that participants can bring from seed in a single growing season but also focus on the wider natural environment. 
Pippa's Group  Lewes £31,645 The 'Family Support Service' is an extension of an existing parent support and advice service for local families for 24 months. It will increase the capacity of the existing service; both in terms of the number of families able to attend, the frequency and diversity of the service. The project will provide 2 weekly sessions during term time plus one day-trip per school holiday.
Rainbow Action Group  Eastbourne £13,205 This new two-year project will combine arts with computer skills tutoring for elderly people in the Langney area of Eastbourne.
Rother Voluntary Action  Bexhill on Sea £49,796 This new 24-month project aims to create an ‘information shop’ that will run training sessions, community sign-posting and provide a space for events.
Coffee Pot Computing Eastbourne £19,420 A new two-year project, based on a pilot undertaken in the Meads area of Eastbourne, to teach older people to use laptops and/or tablets with confidence.
Cascade Creative Recovery  East Brighton £10,000 To run a weekly creative session and a weekly social group for residents of East Brighton who are in recovery from addiction.
Exploring Senses CIC Brighton £37,540 To provide a community 'maker space' to be equipped with hand tools and portable electrical and digital equipment at Brighton Youth Centre. The maker space would provide the opportunity for local children, young people and families to learn new skills, make new friends, improve mental health and wellbeing.
Bevendean Community Garden Brighton £8,030 To run two after school workshops for 150 local children from Bevendean in Brighton. 25 children will attend once a week. One of the workshops will be a project food growing club in the local primary school garden and the other a storytelling session in the community garden. 
Bootcamp Theatre Eastbourne £18,452 To give young people who are not in employment, education or training in the Devonshire Ward of Eastbourne the opportunity to run their own local arts and drop-in centre. Advice will be given by trained volunteers.
Brighton Permaculture Trust Brighton £30,189 To enable people living in the Whitehawk area of Brighton to participate in a 'green gym' linked to a community orchard which is currently being established. 
Coastal West Sussex Mind West Sussex £15,500 The project will benefit new mothers diagnosed with postnatal depression and their families. It will provide a weekly peer support group together with outreach services to improve the effects of postnatal depression, reduce isolation and provide opportunities for positive influences on their babies' development.
Creative Future North Laines £38,917 To help 75 formerly homeless people living in supported living accommodation in the North Laines area of Brighton to live independently by supporting them in developing independent living skills using creative arts as a vehicle for engagement.
Hove Luncheon Club Hove £27,882 To provide a weekly luncheon club for older and isolated residents of Hove. The project aims to engage with new older isolated people who live in the local neighbourhood around the club but who currently do not access its service.
Millwood Kicks Club Brighton and Hove £4,541 To provide two weekly coached sessions (one beginners level and the other for intermediates) of karate and self-defence to the local community in the Tarner area of Brighton and Hove, particularly the residents of the Millner and Kingswood flats.
Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project Moulescoomb £49,825 To create a community garden and outdoor cooking space on a disused primary school playground in Moulsecoomb, Brighton, delivering construction training and opportunities to learn how to grow and cook food.
Adur Voluntary Action  Adur £22,400 Support a community co-operative project where locals meet and exchange skills, discuss issues and take part in events.
Brighton & hove Independent Meidation Service Brighton & Hove £12,919 Fund the training of adult volunteers to become practicing community mediators. The programme will recruit women, lone parents and those over 50 experiencing barriers to work.
Education Training Consortium   £24,840 Support a development programme to enable disadvantaged adults acquire the skills, confidence and support to participate in their local community.
Portslade Over 50s Activities Group Portslade £5,000 Deliver bi-weekly Tai Chi classes, a yearly barn dance and a support network promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, in North Portslade.
In2Play CIC Hastings  £20,498 Support two local estates in Baird, Hastings, develop edible gardens. The project will educate parents and children on how to sow, grow, harvest and cook vegetables and other healthy foods.
Craven Vale Community Association Craven Vale £5,480 Support the build of a kitchenette to provide regular coffee mornings and assist a food bank for those isolated or on low incomes.
Gensing and Central St Leonards Gensing and Central St Leonards £24,621 Develop groups of residents and provide monthly training sessions to improve neighbourhoods.
Black and Minority Ethnic Young People's Project Brighton and Hove £19,890 Provide a platform for youngsters, aged 11 to 19-years-old, to increase youth engagement and participation in the local community.
East Area Cricket Association Castle, Hollington, Ore and West St Leonards £12,400 Support 'Street20', a fast moving mobile game of cricket, among deprived communities in Castle, Hollington, Ore and West St Leonards to improve integration among the neighbourhoods.

LOCAL PEOPLE
The Local People programme takes a neighbourhood approach, engages local people and empowers them to address wider issues in their communities and neighbourhoods through collective action.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Scope  Brighton £130,620 Over two years each of these projects will support and empower disabled people and their families who live in Brighton to identify barriers and bring about change to improve their lives, health and wellbeing. Scope will support local disabled people to build positive relationships with each other and make a difference in their community. They will decide their own priorities, develop their ideas and propose solutions. Scope will work with them to build their capacity and confidence, enabling them to work together to create their own agenda, design activities that are relevant to their needs and aspirations and influence local policies and the design of services. A core group of 25-30 disabled people and their families will directly participate in each area, but these core groups are likely to develop networks and activities that will increase the number of regular participants.
Scope Hove  £130,620 Over two years each of these projects will support and empower disabled people and their families who live in Hove to identify barriers and bring about change to improve their lives, health and wellbeing. Scope will support local disabled people to build positive relationships with each other and make a difference in their community. They will decide their own priorities, develop their ideas and propose solutions. Scope will work with them to build their capacity and confidence, enabling them to work together to create their own agenda, design activities that are relevant to their needs and aspirations and influence local policies and the design of services. A core group of 25-30 disabled people and their families will directly participate in each area, but these core groups are likely to develop networks and activities that will increase the number of regular participants.

HEALTHY PLACES, HEALTHY PEOPLE - YEAR 2 and 3
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    £38,227 Maintain a Face 2 Face service to support parents' of children, newly diagnosed with a disability, come to terms with the situation and build stronger networks and circles of support.
The Conservation Volunteers   £60,000 Offer outdoor physical activity and participation in community-based environmental projects as part of an active group taking part in outdoor tasks
Children's Food Trust   £43,255 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.
Scope   £44,190 Scope's Face 2 Face project supports parents of disabled children at the time of diagnosis, including the pre-diagnosis stage, by providing empathetic, non-judgemental and practical support delivered by professionally trained volunteer parent befrienders, themselves parents of disabled children.
The Conservation Volunteers   £45,262 Offer outdoor physical activity and participation in community-based environmental projects as part of an active group taking part in outdoor tasks.

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
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
Better Breathing Singing Group Brighton and Hove £9,900 Provide two weekly singing group sessions for people with long-term health conditions. The weekly sessions help people to cope better with daily life, can support a reduction in illness and physical/mental deterioration and reduce social isolation.
Selsey and District Carers Selsey and District £7,500 To refurbish premises and provide increased support for carers including confidential consultations and a drop-in centre. The premises provide a base for the organisation, act as a drop-in centre for member consultations and include a retail shop to generate additional income.
Headway in West Sussex, Chichester, Crawley and Worthing West Sussex, Chichester, Crawley and Worthing £6,029 The funding will enable Headway West Sussex to continue running three support groups for people with acquired brain injury and their families and carers.
Lunch Positive Brighton and Hove £8,107 Deliver a weekly lunch club for adults living with and affected by HIV in Brighton and Hove. It addresses the health and well-being of people with chronic illness through providing a healthy subsidised lunch, relief of isolation, facilitated peer support, advice, signposting and outreach from other organisations.
Pathways to Health Brighton £7,313 Run a new weekly, open access acupuncture clinic based at MIND in central Brighton that will support individuals with mental health and substance use issues to achieve and maintain a positive and healthy lifestyle.
The Organic Cookery School Littlehampton £9,993 To provide a practical cookery programme to parents with children under the age of one-year-old. The course will be cover weaning, follow on recipes, changing nutritional needs of ababy, associated cost implications and preparing homemade baby foods on a budget.
Parent and Family Care Foundation Crawley, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis £6,880 Provide counselling and emotional support to families of children with special needs with a view to improving the health and wellbeing of children with special needs and also that of their carers (and in particular, extended family members e.g. grandparents).
Petworth Community Garden Petworth £8,953 To deliver therapeutic gardening sessions every week to people with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, health and heart problems, people with mental health problems, social or family challenges, children, some with special needs, and older people.

HEALTHY PLACES, HEALTHY PEOPLE - YEAR 1
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   £20,611 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   £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   £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.
 
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