Nottinghamshire charities receive funding to encourage healthy and active lifestyles as well as mental health and wellbeing.

26 August 2012

Six groups from Nottinghamshire have been awarded funding using money raised by HealthRegard 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.

Six groups from Nottinghamshire have been awarded funding using money raised by HealthRegard 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 six charities have been able to use the funding to extend their services to encourage healthy and active lifestyles as well as mental health and wellbeing.

Donald Macrae Director of HealthRegard, said: “Our focus is on health problems that are specific to Nottinghamshire and this funding lets our communities directly address their problems in ways that will most effectively make things better.”

The six projects to be awarded funding through the Healthy Communities Small Grants Programme are:

Carewatch in Nottingham has been awarded funding of £5,700. The funding will enable them to provide Zumba Gold classes, a healthy eating course and a healthy eating option on the centre menu. The project is aimed at people over 55 years old, living in the St Ann’s, Sneinton and Mapperly areas of Nottingham. The project will run over 40 weeks and will aim to increase the physical activity of older people and make health and wellbeing sociable and fun.
Corner House Trust in Mansfield has been awarded funding of £6,000. The funding will enable them to teach 12-15 people living with a learning disability and complex needs to ride horses at a local stable.  The programme will comprise 40 hour-long sessions taking place on a weekly basis. Corner House Trust works with people who have complex needs including mental health issues, autism, brain injury, early-onset dementia and downs syndrome.
Hope Springs Horticulture  has been awarded funding of £9,719. The funding will enable them to support people with enduring mental health problems through weekly ‘Green Therapy’ sessions. The sessions will take place on a weekly basis over a period of 50 weeks in Clumber Park, Nottingham and will provide participants with the opportunity to learn new skills in horticulture and socialise with others helping to reduce isolation. The project seeks to improve the mental and physical well-being of people with mental health problems and people at risk of mental health problems such as those recovering from a long term illness. 30 people will benefit from the project.
East Africa Education Centre has been awarded funding of £6,460. The funding will enable them to engage and support young people and adult women from newly emerging Somali and other East African migrant communities in Nottingham City, in physical activity and practical health education. The activities will include swimming lessons, healthy home cooking sessions and a general health awareness event. The physical activity sessions and home cooking sessions will benefit 60 people and 100 people will attend the health awareness event. The project will be delivered over a year.
Rainbow Parents Carers Forum has been awarded funding of £9,880. The funding will enable them to establish a new monthly support group session for parents and carers of children with disabilities. The organisation currently has one monthly session but due to increasing demand is aiming to establish a second. The sessions will provide safe, inclusive and healthy soft play and sensory activities for the children and their siblings while parents and carers attend a support group run by the Forum Facilitator. The project will benefit up to 70 families with disabled children.
Nusantara has been awarded funding of £7,330. The funding will enable Nusantara to deliver six week courses in Batik, felt craft and flower arranging, as well as 10 week courses in Zumba, Yoga, aqua fit, swimming lessons and culturally appropriate physical therapy. The aim of the project is to promote the physical and mental health of women as well as encouraging active lifestyles, community working and relationship building in an area of high health deprivation. The project will take place in the Arboretum, Berridge, Radford and Park wards, will run for a year and will benefit between 100 to 120 women.
This new source of funding is 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

HealthRegard is a Community Interest Company committed to prioritising and raising money for health inequalities in Nottinghamshire. www.healthregardcic.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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