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.
Were awarded £23,211 to deliver a gardening after school club for children living in Nunsthorpe, a suburb and housing estate in Grimsby. The group will also develop an 'it's your neighbourhood’ plan with participants to make the area they live look nicer.
Children and families will be able to enjoy gardening related fun, outdoor activities, meeting regularly to make friends locally. The project builds on the identified wishes of local children to build a nature garden at their school and will enable them to take part in activities such as pond dipping, den building, exploring, planting and building bug hotels.