tackling health inequalities in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire
Leicester and Northampton charities receive more than £91,000

Three local charities in Leicester and Northampton have received grants of £91,971.

Using money raised by HealthBelief CIC, through The Health Lottery, this grant has 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.

  • Afro Innovation Group (Leicester)£15,300 - This new 12 month project aims to deliver bring together 30 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from diverse backgrounds together to share an experience of music, foods, storytelling of their lives experiences from their original countries. The project will take place in Leicester city centre at the YMCA, with fortnightly sessions.
  • Bangladesh Youth & Cultural Shomiti (Leicester) - £46,811 - This new 2 year project aims to create opportunities for Bangladeshi women isolated in their home due to family responsibilities. Using a group work approach it will provide new experiences for participants in a culturally appropriate community setting, advance equality, develop communication and employability skills, help tackle barriers to employment, promote educational attainment and help participants form friendship groups.
  • The Feel Good Friday Group (Northampton) £29,860 - This new two year project builds on existing activity and aims to deliver a health and well-being session for women living in Northampton with a range of mental health and/or physical disabilities and provide friendship, companionship and support. It will provide counselling, massages and relaxation sessions, artwork and cookery skills sessions

So far, HealthBelief CIC has raised more than £1,363,000 to support local good causes in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Leicester, and Rutland. 

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthBelief, said: “It’s great that money raised by HealthBelief 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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