So far, £10.2 million has been raised through The Health Lottery in the Yorkshire and Humber.
Thanks to this money, 305 local projects have been funded by People’s Health Trust, since 2011.
Were awarded £30,256 to reduce social isolation within the elderly African Caribbean communities by delivering weekly sessions in a local community hall with refreshments and a range of themes including: oral history; sketch; written word; card making and handicrafts; reminiscing.
The project will be launched with an interfaith festive event at Christmas and there will also be occasional trips.
Ad Astra Barnsley CIC were awarded £46,126 for a two-year project to develop new activities for residents of New Lodge and St Helens areas of Barnsley in North Yorkshire. The aim is to create a multigenerational community hub, forming a space where the residents can come together and gain information, get involved, raise their confidence and aspirations and gain back a sense of community spirit. Activities will include afterschool clubs, homework support, holiday, outreach and detached work.
Kim Reuter, Project Manager at Shabang Inclusive Learning, said, “Having a young child with additional needs or a disability can often be isolating as well as overwhelming, so we offer a safe and non-judgemental space where parents and their children can connect and relax in the comfort that everyone has shared experiences and supports each other.”