Arsenal welcomes the Youth Sport Trust

02 April 2012

Arsenal plays host to the Youth Sport Trust’s ‘yoUR Activity’ programme – one of the many great projects being funded by People’s Health Trust

Natalie Cassidy, former Eastenders and Celebrity Big Brother star, was officially announced as an ambassador for The Health Lottery this week at an event at Arsenal’s Emirates stadium.   Joining her on a tour of the grounds were a group of children from Cyril Jackson Primary School in Tower Hamlets, who are taking part in the Youth Sport Trust’s ‘yoUR Activity’ programme – one of the many great projects being funded by People’s Health Trust, thanks to money raised by players of The Health Lottery.

Representing some of the poorest and most deprived wards of London, society lottery HealthPromote has raised more than £270,000 for good causes in Islington, Haringey, Enfield, City of London, Tower Hamlets and Hackney. One of the first recipients of new funding in the area were the Youth Sport Trust, who received a grant of £40,579 to fund Healthy Lifestyle Coaches, who will work to inspire young people who are inactive, to participate in school sport, get involved in health-focused initiatives and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

The following activity has also been funded by HealthPromote:

  • Funding of £40,000 has been awarded to the Alzheimer’s Society in North London to be used to fund a Dementia Support Worker in Enfield and their Singing for the Brain programme in Hackney.
  • Funding of £27,932 has been awarded to the BTCV’s Northumberland Park and Tottenham Hale Green Gym programme, which offers outdoor physical activity through participation in community-based environmental projects which have a proven impact on health and wellbeing.
  • Funding of £43,357 has been awarded to Sustrans Active Travel for Health Programme to empower local people to be champions of walking and cycling in workplaces, educational settings and communities to increase levels of physical activity.

Small charities and communities groups within Islington, Haringey, Enfield, City of London, Tower Hamlets and Hackney are still able to apply for funding through our Healthy Communities Small Grants Programme. This programme awards grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 and is open to projects with an annual income of less than £75,000, with projects that last up to 12 months. The closing date for projects in these areas is 9 April 2012.

Jeremy Muller, Director of HealthPromote, welcomed Natalie’s involvement saying: "Communities in this area of London are particularly exposed to Health inequalities and it’s good that our Community Health Lottery has styarted to help to address the issues. It’s even better to have a star like Natalie, who comes from the area, to be our Community Champion."

For more information, visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

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