tackling health inequalities in Cumbria and Northumberland
Local group celebrates over £31,000 funding

A charity group in the Northumberland area has received a grant of £31,300. 

Using money raised by HealthAble 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.

SpLinter Group, £31,300 - This new two-year project led by participants, aims to raise awareness of access issues faced by young people with learning disabilities living in rural areas in North Northumberland, in order to encourage their participation in local activities and improve their professional skills. The project will organise awareness-raising and social events, external activities including meeting with local organisations, attending markets and employment fairs, sports and volunteering, and provide accredited training for participants. A weekly support group will provide peer support and time for events planning and training for participants.

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 supporting 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

So far, HealthAble CIC has raised more than £1,695,296 for good causes in Cumbria and Northumberland.

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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