Local society lottery HealthReward awards health good causes money in Cheshire

05 February 2012

Four projects in North West England 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, the 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 Cheshire 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 £27,932 has been awarded to the BTCV’s Natural Wellbeing programme in West Cheshire (reaching Westminster, Lache Park, Blacon Lodge, Blacon Hall and Stanlow & Wolverham wards) which offers outdoor physical activity through participation in community-based environmental projects which have a proven impact on health and wellbeing.
  • Funding of £60,000 has been awarded to Dementia UK to support carers through the recruitment of an Admiral Nurse in Macclesfield, bringing specialist support to a further 70 -100 families per year, as well as sharing best practice/skills with other professionals.
  • Funding of £44,069 for the School Food Trust's Let's Get Cooking initiative which will work with men in Birmingham and Solihull to learn to cook healthy meals from scratch, on a budget. The project will be delivered through local businesses which will be helped to set up and run practical cooking clubs with men in their workplaces.
  • Funding of £46,801 has been awarded to Crossroads Care Cheshire & East Manchester to support older carers in the area.

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 well being. 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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