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Essex charities celebrate over £84,000 funding

Three charity groups in Essex have received grants of £84,978 between them. 

Using money raised by HealthStrength 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:

  • The Great Estate of Bocking Elm Residents Association, £12,500 - This new 24 month project will deliver a Mother and Toddler Group to local mums and children living on the Bocking Elm estate in Tendring. Volunteer residents will run the project, offering local parents and carers a chance to socialise and for local toddlers to mix. The project seeks to address issues around social and emotional isolation and general community and neighbourhood work.
  •  Teen Talk (Harwich), £39,210 - This new 24 month project aims to develop a volunteering programme that supports local young people in taking control of Teen Talk's community room facility to provide a programme of activities in response to community needs. 
  • Signpost (Colchester) LTD, £33,268 - This two year project is an extension of an existing idea aiming to upskill a group of volunteers, ensuring they gain experience in a wide range of different skill sets and accredited training in order to enhance their employment prospects.

So far, HealthStrength CIC has raised more than £1,493,604 to support local good causes in Essex. 

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthStrength, said: “It’s great that money raised by HealthStrength CIC is supporting such important local initiatives.” 

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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