Charities in London continue to receive funding from money raised by HealthPromote to help new mothers and families.

30 August 2012

Two groups from London have been awarded funding using money raised by HealthPromote Community Interest Company through The Health Lottery. The funding is designed to address health inequalities in different communities and can apply to a wide range of issues.

Two groups from London have been awarded funding using money raised by HealthPromote Community Interest Company through The Health Lottery. The funding is designed to address health inequalities in different communities and can apply to a wide range of issues.

These two charities have been able to use the funding to extend their services to encourage people to become healthier and more active.

Donald Macrae Director of HealthPromote, said: “We are delighted to support another two incredible projects. Our focus is on health problems that are specific to Islington, Haringey, Enfield, City of London, Tower Hamlets and Hackney - and this funding lets our communities directly address their problems in ways that will most effectively make things better.”

The two projects to be awarded funding through our Healthy Communities Small Grants Programme are:

Tower Hamlets NCT has been awarded a grant of £9,600. The funding will enable the Tower Hamlets branch of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) to provide a programme of weekly Pilates classes for post-natal women in the first six months after childbirth. The project would enable new mothers to attend up to six classes and would be delivered from three locations in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The classes would support women to strengthen their core muscles and aid their rehabilitation after childbirth. The project is expected to benefit 140 women over 12 months.
Integratus Charity of the United Kingdom has been awarded a grant of £10,000. The funding will enable them to provide 2 hour exercise and fitness sessions for 24 weeks, 2 hour swimming sessions for 24 weeks and 1 hour family yoga sessions for 24 weeks in wards in the south of Hackney. The project is aimed primarily at women aged 36 to 49 and up to 120 people will benefit over nine months.
This new source of funding was open to small charities or groups working in local communities to take action to help people live longer healthier lives.

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Notes to editors

HealthPromote is a Community Interest Company committed to prioritising and raising money for health inequalities in Islington, Haringey, Enfield, City of London, Tower Hamlets and Hackney. www.healthpromotecic.org.uk
The Health Lottery is operated for and on behalf of 51 Community Interest Companies across England, Scotland and Wales, all holding society lottery licenses granted by the Gambling Commission. www.healthlottery.co.uk
People’s Health Trust is an independent charity helping to address health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with each Community Interest Company supporting the distribution of grants. www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

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