tackling health inequalities in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire
Local groups receive more than £47,000

Two local groups in Leicester have received grants totalling £47,510.

Using money raised by HealthBelief CIC, through The Health Lottery, the 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.

  • Pink Lizard Developing Youth and Community (Saffron, Leicester), £23,416 - This 16-month project will continue a People’s Health Trust funded 'grow cook and eat’ project, running two sessions per week at a local community centre in the Saffron area of Leicester. The project will continue to teach new and existing participants how to cook healthy meals on a small budget, sharing old and new recipes and encouraging participants to be guest speakers once a month.
  •  The Emerald Centre (Humberstone, Leicester), £24,094 - This existing two-year project aims to continue providing a social club for senior residents in the suburban area of Humberstone in North East Leicester, led by local volunteers. The club delivers six activities per week designed to encourage friendships including a walking club, a luncheon, bingo sessions and armchair aerobics.

So far, HealthBelief CIC has raised more than £1,521,109 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."

Adrian Hinds from Pink Lizard Developing Youth and Community said: "Thanks to this funding we can continue to run sessions for local people in Saffron, teach people how to cook healthy meals on a small budget and enjoy companionship."

Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years. It's for projects seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 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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