tackling health inequalities in Cumbria and Northumberland
Cumbria charities share £48,000 funding



Charity groups in Cumbria are celebrating receiving a total of £48,066 between them.
Using money raised by HealthAble 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. 

Community Reach (Carlisle) received £30,800. This new two-year project aims to provide opportunities for the residents of Raffles Estate (Carlisle) of all ages to access a range of services including parenting support, cooking groups, domestic abuse support groups, a job club providing IT access, and computer skills.

Mirehouse Residents Group (Mirehouse, Whitehaven) received £17,266. This new two year project will provide weekly activities on the estate – particularly the West side – and aims to benefit residents on low incomes.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthAble said: "The projects, supported using money raised by HealthAble, 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."
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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