tackling health inequalities in Torbay and Devon
Local charities celebrate over £181,0000 funding

Five charity groups in the Devon and Torbay area have received grants of £181,197 between them. 

Using money raised by HealthContact 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 five charities celebrating the funding include:

Princetown Pavillion Youth Club- received £24,999 for their new 24 month project in order to expand youth club provision in the village of Princetown and organise family and community events to bring residents together.

Ellacombe Community Partnership – were given a grant, of £40,000, for a new 24 month project aiming to employ a Centre Manager to coordinate a programme of community activities from a community shop in Ellacombe.

Foxhole Community Centre – received £48,586, in order to run a new 24 month project to establish a range of food growing activities that could be enjoyed by the residents of two neighbouring but traditionally separate areas in Paignton: Foxhole and Queen Elizabeth Drive (QED).

Health and Local Food for Families – were given a grant, of £19,138, for a new 24 month project aiming to run cooking sessions for young people who attend a youth club on the Littleham estate in Exmouth. It is hoped that young people will improve their teamwork, communication and leadership skills.

Swim Torquay Limited – received £48,474, in order to run a new 24 month project to deliver a range of swimming pool based sessions for the residents of Plainmoor and Ellacombe in Torquay. The project will target parents and toddlers, school children and older residents.

So far, HealthContact CIC has raised more than £1,349,349 to support local good causes in Devon and Torbay.

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