tackling health inequalities in Lincolnshire
Local charities celebrate over £78,000 funding

Three charity groups in the Lincolnshire area have received grants of £78,560 between them.
 
Using money raised by HealthComplete CIC, 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 with great ideas to make their communities even better.
 
The three charities celebrating the funding include:
 
• Boston Community Tennis Partnership was given a grant, of £12,000, for a two year project to develop an existing idea and will offer an introductory tennis session to children and then offer free follow-on group sessions as well as free tennis lessons for families with their children. The project is based in Boston. The scheme is focussed on issues related to migrancy from other countries, poor physical environment, and general community work.

• Circle of Women received £17,494 in funding for a new two year project will deliver creative workshops for women in the rural areas of Withern and Stains, East Lindsey. Using traditional and recycled materials, women will produce arts and crafts either for themselves, as presents or to sell. The project will deliver general community and neighbourhood work and address issues of social or emotional isolation and mental ill-health.

• West Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service were awarded £49,066 to engage 20 volunteers to be mentors to support 120 survivors of domestic abuse from the Park Springs area of Gainsborough. The project will also provide a range of life-skill courses which the survivors accessed. The project aims to tackle issues around abuse, social/emotional isolation, and mental ill health. 

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthComplete, said: “The projects, supported using money raised by HealthComplete, are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region; we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are supporting people to live longer healthier lives.”
 
John Hume, Chief Executive of People’s Health Trust, said: “We are delighted to be investing in these local organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to grow, live, work and age.”
 
Active Communities is for community groups and not-for-profit organisations with an income of less than £350,000 a year that are seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 a year, for projects lasting up to two years. For more information visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

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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