tackling health inequalities in East London
Local charities welcome £133,014 funding boost

Charity groups in east London are celebrating receiving a total of £133,014 between them.
 
Using money raised by HealthLives through The Health Lottery, grants have been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities.

Recipients of this round of funding include Together 2012 CIC, which received a grant of £11,100; Waltham Forest Asian Seniors (£24,460); African Caribbean Women’s Development Centre (£2,500); Youth Skills Network (£12,689); Waltham Forest Arts in Education Network (£21,250); Our Community Cares Solution Ltd (£18,975), and; Skills Enterprise Ltd (£17,440).
 
Walthamstow-based charity, The Mill, received the biggest windfall of £24,600 to develop the talents and skills of local people by matching trained community mentors with local groups.
 
Ingrid Scherer, from The Mill, said: “This grant will enable us to kick start ten new community groups and support their ideas in their all-important first six months. Together with our community mentors we will make use of this grant to build local confidence and skills, and support new initiatives."
 
More than £500,000 has been handed out to community groups and not-for-profit organisations in east London since March 2012.
 
Chris Lunn, director of HealthLives, said: “The projects, supported using money raised by HealthLives, are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region.
 
“We look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are enabling people to live longer, healthier lives.”

Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.
 
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