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Northampton charities share £37,000 funding

Published on January 13, 2014 by Chris Lunn

Charity groups in Northampton are celebrating receiving a total of £37,965 between them.

Using money raised by HealthBelief 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.

Central Vineyard Northampton received £24,305. This new two-year project aims to address isolation and the poor physical environment by creating a community allotment for those who have been supported by Northampton Food Bank and a local family refuge.

Spirit Song Bird Group received £13,660. This new 24-month project is intended to support local people who would like to improve their mental health and reduce isolation through offering a weekly café morning in the Eastfields area of Northampton. The project will provide weekly three-hour sessions as an opportunity for people to meet, discuss life, build friendships and establish their own support networks. Two hours will be a wellbeing session such as yoga, relaxation and massage therapy with the final hour as time in the café for people to chat and make friendships.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthBelief CIC, said: ‘The projects, supported using money raised by HealthBelief CIC, are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region, we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are enabling 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.

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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