Tags: active communities

  • Maymessy Mentorship

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/maymessy-mentorship

    The project offers the opportunity for the women to get together with others in a similar situation and with similar interests in food and to build friendships, support each other…

  • Building Happy, Integrated, Healthy Communities

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/building-happy-integrated-healthy-communities

    Aber and Blaengwynfi are twin villages in the Afan valley in Wales with a population of around 1,300. Due to its rural location residents have faced issues with social isolation,…

  • Assessing the impact of participation in People’s Health Trust’s programmes

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/assessing-the-impact-of-participation-in-peoples-health-trusts-programmes

    This first wave of this research from Summer 2021 aimed to assess the impact of participation in the Trust’s funding programmes and understand the role of the Active Communities and…

  • New funding available for local groups in parts of Yorkshire

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/press-releases/new-funding-available-for-local-groups-in-parts-of-yorkshire

    Local groups with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding. People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities…

  • Honley Youth

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/honley-youth

    Honley is a small village in West Yorkshire with pockets of low-income neighbourhoods. Honley Youth is a free to use youth club that all young people can access and contribute…

  • Puddle Ducks - parents and tots group

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/puddle-ducks-parents-and-tots-group

    Puddle Ducks - parents and tots group aimed to reduce social isolation experienced by parents of pre-school children and increase confidence and wellbeing. Participants can also shape the project by…

  • Bristol Active Women – Walk and Talk

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/bristol-active-women-walk-and-talk

    The outdoor activities are designed to support mental health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation, and build confidence, especially following the Covid-19 lockdowns when many people have been isolated. The sessions…

  • IgniteYou Dance INC

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/igniteyou-dance-inc

    IgniteYou Dance INC was started by two dance teachers who recognised a need for accessible dance classes and workshops in the local area. During the first Covid-19 pandemic they project…

  • New funding available for local groups in parts of North East and Cumbria

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/press-releases/new-funding-available-for-local-groups-in-parts-of-north-east-and-cumbria

    Local groups with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding. People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities…

  • Needlecraft International Project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/needlecraft-international-project

    The project builds confidence and perseverance and supports the participants to develop a skill that they can teach others, and that allows them to produce items to sell or give…

  • Mums SOCIAL

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/mums-social

    The aim is to bring new and expectant mothers together to connect, share experiences, provide support and reassurance, develop friendships and improve mental wellbeing. Becoming a mum is a new…

  • Community Activators

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/community-activators

    In Hebburn, there is a lack of community activities to keep young people busy and socially connected. A local resident used their background in outdoor activities to design a programme…

  • New funding available for local groups in parts of South West England

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/press-releases/new-funding-available-for-local-groups-in-parts-of-south-west-england

    People's Health Trust is an independent charity investing in local communities to help create a society without health inequalities. It works closely with 12 Community Interest Companies raising money through…

  • Get Set Youth

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/get-set-youth

    Yellow Door, who provide information, advice, support and advocacy services to young people, identified a need to support young people’s social networks and wellbeing and to reduce the risk of…

  • Healthy Active Lives

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/healthy-active-lives

    The Derby West Indian Community Association ran the project, with the aim of providing support to people in local wards that are poorer than average and where life expectancies are…

  • Moving On

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/moving-on

    The Moving On project was organised by an independent volunteer-run charity, the Rainbow Sunshine Company. There was a wide age range in the group, which included young adults and people…

  • The Northgate Project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/the-northgate-project

    The Northgate Project was an activity-based self-help group for people in the Northgate ward in Canterbury. Many members were (or had been) feeling suicidal and some were living with conditions…

  • Together We Can

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/together-we-can

    Some local members became volunteers – taking ownership of the centre by making cakes and serving in the café, helping with the garden, or welcoming new members. Purposeful activity like…

  • Foster Garden

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/foster-garden

    The project was set up by Keighley Urban Meadows, a community group promoting the shared ownership of the local environment. The aim was to create social links within the neighbourhood,…

  • RIG Arts

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/rig-arts

    Creative workshops are based around waste reduction and include sewing, repair, reuse, upcycling, and sustainable crafts. Participants and the community are supported to become more resilient through supported engagement and…

  • Tenants Voice - Shieldfield

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/acorn-newcastle

    Rising rents, falling wages and unstable local economies all contribute to housing difficulties which lead to both short and long-term health issues. 8.5 million renters experience stress or anxiety and…

  • Route 23

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/route-23

    Route 23 is a coffee shop named after the bus route serving Spring Lane area of Canterbury where the project operates. The café is open to all residents and is…

  • The Centre Place

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/the-centre-place

    LGBT+ young people are often socially isolated. Some project participants aren’t attending school, some are too anxious to socialise and lack confidence. The Centre Place gives young people the control…

  • Aaina Community Hub

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/aaina-community-hub

    A lot of the women that usually attend Aaina Community Hub have experienced multiple challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic. For example, families living in multi-occupancy households who were unable to…

  • Glenburn My Life My Choice Project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/glenburn-my-life-my-choice-project

    Easthall Residents Association in Glasgow has received funding three times from People’s Health Trust using money raised through The Health Lottery over a period of eight years. An investment totalling…

  • Promoting Roles of Father Figures

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/promoting-roles-of-father-figures

    Stronger social connections helps build confidence, increase skills, and have a greater sense of purpose and hope, which we know are important first steps in being able to address other…

  • Tang Hall Food Co-operative

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/tang-hall-food-co-operative

    Locally-owned shops where people can buy affordable, healthy food and keep local wealth more equitably within communities is an important part of addressing local health inequalities. The Tang Hall Food…

  • Café Chat

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/café-chat

    The provision of mental health services on the island was limited, as was access to those services due to geographical distance. Café Chat provided a weekly meetup in Broadford on…

  • Second Stitch at Home

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/second-stitch-at-home

    The project also encourages members to be actively involved and to undertake additional work in their own time, helping them develop a wide variety of sewing skills and techniques to…

  • Happy Together

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/happy-together

    Many older people within the Chinese community find that language and cultural barriers can prevent them from developing their social networks and making friends. By developing a group based around…

  • Arty-Folks Peer Empowerment Group

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/arty-folks-peer-empowerment

    Our life circumstances can determine our mental health and create health inequalities. There is not enough provision in the local community in Coventry for people who are living with mental…

  • Autism Recreational and Support Activities with The Engine Shed

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/autism-recreational-and-support-activities

    Research from the National Autistic Society shows that people with autism are four times more likely to feel isolated than members of the general public. For autistic adults, their sense…

  • Derby Refugee Befriending Project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/derby-refugee-befriending-project

    Migrating to Great Britain as a refugee or asylum seeker can be an incredibly isolating experience. We know that creating opportunities to reduce isolation can have a big impact on…

  • Young Again

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/young-again

    It’s often presumed that South Asian people look after and live with their elderly relatives. However, as people relocate for work, traditional structures and family ties are loosening. This can…

  • The Gorton Takeover - Reform Radio

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/the-gorton-takeover-reform-radio

    This two-year project delivered weekly dance, art, radio and digital skills sessions for unemployed young adults and their children living in Gorton, an inner-city area of Manchester. Education, skills and…

  • Curating the Mind

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/curating-the-mind

    For many Filipino people living in East London, it can feel lonely being isolated from their families and can sometimes feel overwhelming financially supporting their family back home. Home can…

  • Proud2Be Rural Outreach Project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/proud2be

    LGBTQ+ people remain at increased risk of mental ill health due to a range of factors including discrimination and isolation. When people feel unfair shame or stigma, they become more…

  • Butetown Employment Action Team (BEAT)

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/butetown-employment-action-team-beat

    Income, employment and working conditions have a huge impact on our health. Having a good job can protect health by giving people stability, financial security and the ability to enjoy…

  • Bridgend Inspiring Growth

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/bridgend-inspiring-growth

    Since it started, the members of the local community have taken control of every aspect of the project, buying the building from the local council using community raised funds, and…

  • Lee Gardens Pool: Learning Together

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/lee-gardens-pool-learning-together

    Penrhiwceiber had the highest child poverty rates across Wales in 2017/18 with 49.4% of children living in poverty. Health inequalities in Wales mean that people living in neighbourhoods experiencing the…

  • Our Roots in the Community

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/our-roots-in-the-community

    The group runs weekly activity sessions which are based around football and, once a month, the young people take part in a series of training workshops designed to build skills…

  • Welcome Women

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/welcome-women

    Many of the people involved with the project are older women, migrants, refugees, or from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. A lot of them do not speak English as…

  • Stainforth Outdoor Activity Project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/stainforth-outdoor-activity-project

    Stainforth has a proud mining heritage and the community experienced high levels of job losses and economic issues when the coal mining industry was wiped out in the 1970’s and…

  • Ashiana Group

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/ashiana-group

    Race Equality First (REF) was established in 1976 the same year that new legislation under the Race Relations Act was introduced. The organisation spearheaded campaigns to tackle racial discrimination and…

  • The Castle & Beyond - Our Voice, Our Community

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/the-castle-beyond-our-voice-our-community

    A number of groups and activities have been set up such as a teen’s social group, a family friendly play session, drop-in support sessions and arts and crafts activities. The…

  • #AbilitiesNotDisabilities

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/abilitiesnotdisabilities

    The project was set up by existing participants who had an interest in design and wanted to create a business. As more members have joined, the project has grown and…

  • Touchbase Care CIC

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/touchbase-care-cic

    Members come together to tackle isolation and build self-esteem and wellbeing. The project aims to tackle the inadequate representation of people with disabilities in the performing arts, showcase member’s creative…

  • Sunderland and South Tyneside Centre For People Of African Heritage

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/sunderland-and-south-tyneside-centre-for-people-of-african-heritage

    This project, provided by African Caribbean Community Association, supports members to increase their employability through one-to-one peer support where people can learn digital and computer skills, how to apply for…

  • Our Town

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/our-town

    The Our Town project from Artistic Spectrum has a huge range of contributors aged 16 to 64 with a massive range of artistic talents from sculpting to painting. Through creative…

  • Refugee Roots

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/refugee-roots

    The group originally grew out of work with the community and participants have regular opportunities to shape the project’s ongoing development. The aim of the work is to enable people…

  • Heart of Portsmouth Amateur Boxing Academy

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/heart-of-portsmouth-amateur-boxing-academy

    The Heart of Portsmouth Amateur Boxing Club provides a pathway for people in their neighbourhood to progress in their own journey, whether that be building confidence, becoming a coach or…

  • Covid-Connect

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/covid-connect

    Sunbeams London established the project as a direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the rising mental health issues that were evident in young girls who have faced bereavement and…

  • Unity Youth Projects

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/unity-youth-projects

    The Fort was born from a neighbouring youth centre which offered activities for young people with additional needs. This focus was carried over, and having accessibility and inclusion as priorities…

  • Together We Can evaluation case study

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/together-we-can-project

    The project was funded, through Health Lottery Wales, as part of People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities programme. The project was evaluated by Ecorys as part of the independent evaluation of…

  • Healthy Active Lives project evaluation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/derby-west-indian-community-association-healthy-active-lives-project

    The project was evaluated by Ecorys as part of the 2018-2019 independent evaluation of the Active Communities programme. The evaluation drew on project visits in the spring and summer of…

  • Moving On project evaluation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/rainbow-sunshine-company

    The project was funded, through Health Lottery West Midlands, as part of People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities programme. The project was evaluated by Ecorys as part of the independent evaluation…

  • The Northgate project evaluation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/northgate-project

    Individual and collective action and control Outcomes: Control over project activities;Collective decision-making;Acting on local issues. TakeOff is a peer-led organisation, and project leaders involved local people in shaping the project…

  • Motherwell Cheshire CIO: Believe

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/motherwell-cheshire-cio-believe

    Motherwell provides specialist support services for mothers with children who have been placed into care, or children at risk of being placed into care. The charity works with these women…

  • Keighley Urban Meadows: Foster Garden project evaluation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/keighley-urban-meadows-foster-garden-project

    The project was funded with money raised through Health Lottery Yorkshire and Humber, as part of People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities programme. The project was evaluated by Ecorys as part…

  • Exploring Senses CIC

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/exploring-senses-cic

    Exploring Senses CIC and their ‘MakerLab’ project delivered weekly MakerLab sessions for young people aged 8 to 19 on Thursday afternoons in Brighton, at the youth club of the local…

  • Get Set Youth project evaluation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/canvey-get-set-youth

    The project was funded, through Health Lottery East, as part of People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities programme. The project was evaluated by Ecorys as part of the independent evaluation of…

  • CounsellingCare: Café Chat project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/counsellingcare-café-chat-project

    Project evaluation The project was funded with money raised from Health Lottery Scotland, as part of People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities programme. The project was evaluated by Ecorys as part…

  • Borderlands: Drop in project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/borderlands-drop-in-project

    The drop-in centre offered refugees and asylum seekers access to food, warmth, English classes, information and signposting to other services. It brought together participants from over 50 countries, many of…

  • Armenian Mental Wellbeing Project, Centre for Armenian Information & Advice

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/armenian-mental-wellbeing-project-centre-for-armenian-information-advice

    One resident, Amanda, came from a background of abuse. She had social phobias and a lack of trust in others. Amanda felt safe within the group and became increasingly confident…

  • Active Communities programme evaluation 2020

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/active-communities-evaluation-2020

    About the evaluation Ecorys UK independently evaluated the Active Communities programme’s theory of change and its impact from 2016 to 2020. The third and final year of the Active Communities…

  • Ethical Lettings Campaign

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/ethical-lettings-campaign

    ACORN (Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now), supports members to deliver campaigns to address local housing issues. Its Ethical Lettings Campaign in Bristol enabled members to build power and…

  • Stitches, Knots and Sails - METcic

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/stitches-knots-and-sails-metcic

    Stitches, Knots and Sails, run by METcic (Medway English Training Community Interest Company), based in Medway, Kent was funded by the Trust through the Active Communities programme for two years.…

  • Women Sharing Cornwall

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/women-sharing-cornwall

    Women Sharing Cornwall is a self-help group for women in St Austell who are experiencing mental health issues. The two-year project, funded by People’s Health Trust, involved weekly activities and…

  • P4YP Activity Roadshow

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/p4yp-activity-roadshow

    “With those who are vulnerable, having the added confidence can spread at school and the community.” (Project staff) Based in Chesterfield in Derbyshire, Positive 4 Young People (P4YP) is a…

  • Molokai Village

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/molokai-village

    This case study was carried out by Ecorys UK, who are conducting an independent evaluation of People's Health Trust's Active Communities programme. This case study formed part of the second…

  • Marsh Farm Makeover

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/marsh-farm-makeover

    Futures Community Voice is a group of local residents in Luton who come together to discuss issues and concerns about where they live and how they can improve the area.…

  • Active Communities programme evaluation 2018

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/active-communities-programme-evaluation-2018

    About the evaluation Ecorys UK independently evaluated the Active Communities programme’s theory of change and its impact from 2016 to 2020. This second year Active Communities evaluation was published in…

  • Active Communities programme evaluation 2016

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/active-communities-programme-evaluation-2016

    About the evaluation Ecorys UK independently evaluated the Active Communities programme’s theory of change and its impact from 2016 to 2020. This first year Active Communities evaluation was published in…