tackling health inequalities in Cumbria and Northumberland
Funding programme open to new applicants

Using money raised by HealthAble, People’s Health Trust is looking to support projects that encourage community activism.

Projects designed by local people that address issues relevant to them and benefit and improve their local community.

Working with people living in the poorest neighbourhoods, the new programme aims to close the gap between those communities which experience the worst health in England, Scotland and Wales and the majority of the population.

The programme focuses on these neighbourhoods where people living within them will, on average:

Die seven years younger than people living in richer neighbourhoods;

Spend 17 years more of their shortened lives with disability than people living in richer neighbourhoods;

Have higher rates of mental health problems;

Have a lower quality of life.

People’s Health Trust wants to support local people living in the HealthAble area to use their skills and knowledge to make their communities better places in which to grow up, to live, to work and to age.

The Active Communities Funding Programme is now open in this area.

Previous recipients of funding in the area include Silloth Rugby Union Football Club, who received £10,000, Dare Dance (£9,500), Kendal CIL & South Lakes Shopmobility (£9,500), Haverigg Cricket Club (£6,127), and Lazonby & District Swimming Pool Association (£5,000). Read more about these projects and others supported by HealthAble by clicking here.

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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