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Ashington charities share £56,430 funding pot

Charity groups in Ashington are celebrating receiving a total of £56,430 between them.
Using money raised by HealthAble 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. 

Ashington Amateur Boxing Club received £8,150. This one-year project will deliver intergenerational boxing and fitness-themed coaching to residents of the Hirst area of Ashington.

Ashington Community Development Trust received £48,280. This new two-year project will establish community access plots around the town of Ashington where fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs are grown by the community for the community.  It will brighten and tidy up neglected areas, bring people together to share skills and enable access to free fresh produce.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthAble said: "The projects, supported using money raised by HealthAble, 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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