tackling health inequalities in Greater Manchester
Charity groups in Manchester receive £69,586

Using money raised by HealthForm 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.

The charities celebrating the cash boost include:

Mancunian Way (Gorton) £16,580 - This new two year intergenerational project aims to start a free weekly gardening club for young people aged 10 – 18 years old living in Gorton. Working with the older people and those with allotments, the young people will plant seasonal vegetables, harvest and participate in cooking sessions with the grown items.

Proud and Loud Arts (Walkden) £38,016 - This existing two year project will run a weekly 2 hour drama group and 6 hour voice and movement workshops for 48 weeks per year for people living with disabilities in Walkden, benefitting 15 people. The sessions will be used to create, rehearse and run productions. The aim is to utilize artistic expression and performance to help overcome fears, gain self-esteem and meet friends and engage with the wider community.

Scilight Arts (Stretford) £15,000 - This 24 month project will extend existing activities, eight two hour craft workshops will be delivered each week by 14 volunteers, with a new paid Project Co-ordinator to continue and grow the activities in Stretford. The project will address issues of mental ill-health and social or emotional isolation.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthForm, said: ‘The projects, supported using money raised by HealthForm, are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across Greater Manchester, 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.

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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