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Carlisle Group Receives £22,623 funding

Carlisle group Petteril Bank Community Association has received a grant of £22,623.

Using money raised by HealthAble CIC, through The Health Lottery, this grant has 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.

This new one-year project will provide a monthly community cinema club showing films chosen and made by the local community in the Petteril Bank area of Carlisle, Cumbria. The project seeks to offer an affordable alternative to the city centre cinemas and bring generations together through film screenings and also filmmaking. Training workshops will be provided in year one to enable members of the local community to tell their own stories through the production of short documentaries, with those trained then training new cohorts. A steering group of local residents of all ages will lead the project, with a second planning group established to collate cinema requests from the local community and develop the events programme.

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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