Local society lottery HealthPromote awards good causes money in North London

13 February 2012

Four projects in North London have been awarded local society lottery funding from the People’s Health Trust, the independent charity responsible for deciding where the health good causes money is most needed and spent

Communities across England, Scotland and Wales are starting to benefit from the £50 million a year from the good causes money raised by local society lotteries through the new Health Lottery.

Through the Healthy Places Healthy People grants programme, People’s Health Trust – the independent charity responsible for deciding where the good causes money raised by local lottery societies is spent – is funding activity to reduce isolation amongst older people, provide support for informal carers, particularly young adult carers, and support local projects that help create healthier environments and communities.

Four projects in North London have been awarded local society lottery funding from the People’s Health Trust, the independent charity responsible for deciding where the health good causes money is most needed and spent.

  • 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.
  • Funding of £40,579 has been awarded to the Youth Sport Trust for Healthy Lifestyle Coaches, who will work across the country to inspire young people who are inactive, to participate in school sport, get involved in health-focused initiatives such as Change 4 Life Sports Clubs, and adopt a healthier lifestyle. 

Professor Jennie Popay, Chair of the People’s Health Trust, said: “Our funding comes from local society lotteries and it’s really important for us to show people in the communities these lotteries represent how their money is being spent to tackle the social causes of ill-health and promote wellbeing. Our funding will provide an injection of new money into the charitable sector to support local activity at a time when it is really needed. And by working with well-established partners and local groups we know that we're investing in the people and neighbourhoods that can benefit the most from this funding.”

Further details about grants awarded by the People’s Health Trust are available on the Trust’s website - www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

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Notes to editors

  1. The Health Lottery is the brand name for 51 society lotteries operating in England, Scotland and Wales which aim to tackle health inequalities. HealthPromote Community Interest Company operates a society lottery for the benefit of Islington, Haringey, Enfield, City of London, Tower Hamlets and Hackney. The lottery is an independent body.
  2. These new grants will be made possible through the good causes money raised through The Health Lottery, a new draw-based lottery game which launched on Saturday, October 8th and which is available to play online and across 40,000 retail outlets in England, Wales and Scotland. Twenty pence out of every one pound lottery ticket bought will be used to fund projects in every society lottery area.
  3. There are 51 Local Society Lotteries in England, Scotland and Wales, each run to benefit the community it exists to serve, by tackling health inequalities in that community.
  4. The People’s Health Trust is a registered charity which funds projects addressing health inequalities across England, Scotland and Wales. The Trust is funded by 51 local society lotteries and the good causes money they raise through The Health Lottery. The Trust awards grants at a local level to develop programmes aimed at helping people live longer healthier lives. To find out more visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

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