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Local groups celebrate over £50,000 funding

Two local groups in Brighton have received grants of £50,783 between them.

Using money raised by HealthWish 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 groups celebrating the funding include:

  • Brighton Permaculture Trust, £22,631 - This two-year project builds on an existing 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. 
  • Exploring Senses Community Interest Company, £28,152 - This is a two-year project to continue 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.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthWish, said: “The projects, supported using money raised by HealthWish, 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.”

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

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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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