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Barrow-in-Furness groups receive £75,000 funding

Two charity groups in Barrow-in-Furness have received grants of £75,035 between them.

Using money raised by HealthAble 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.

• Barrow Deaf Club, £49,359 - This new two-year project aims to deliver a range of activities for deaf and hearing-impaired people living in Barrow-in-Furness. The project was catalysed by a community consultation identifying the need to improve social inclusion among deaf people and work to influence other service providers to make their services more accessible. Around 45 deaf people will regularly take part in activities by the end of the project, which will deliver over 350 sessions offering social opportunities, community engagement and family events.

• Furness Carers, £25,676 - This new two-year project will provide advice, support and information to parent carers who live in the Barrow and Furness area. It will also deliver a weekly parent support group enabling parent carers to meet parents in a similar position and offer mutual support and make friendships. Alongside this, there will be one-to-one support available from a parent carers support worker. The intention is that through these services the health and wellbeing of parent carers in the area will be improved and they will become less socially isolated.

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

HealthAble CIC has so far raised £1.6million, through The Health Lottery, for health-related good causes in Cumbria and Northumberland

Active Communities is for community groups and not-for-profit organizations 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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