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Hexham Group Receives £18,732 funding

Hexham Youth Initiative has received a grant of £18,732.

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 two-year project aims to deliver sessional activities during term-time and school holidays for children and young people aged 8-16 years living in Hexham East, Northumberland, in order to build self-esteem and improve wellbeing. A Youth Leaders Group will design and organise the programme based on the requests of the young people. Day trips will also be organised in the school holidays for the young people and their families to socialise together and with others in the community.

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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