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Slough charities share £132,000 funding

Three charity groups in Slough are celebrating after grabbing a share of £132,395 funding.
 
Using money raised by HealthConfirm Community Interest Company (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.
 
The three charities celebrating the funding are:

Apna Virsa received £49,700 for a project that will deliver weekly daytime activity and education sessions with older people to reduce social isolation and build confidence among participants.

Slough West Indian People’s Enterprise received £49,264 to work with young people in the Britwell area of Slough. The project will work with the youngsters to improve community cohesion and reduce the risk of offending.

Destiny Support CIC received £33,431 to deliver a social club at the Destiny Café in Chalvey Community Centre. The club will provide training and social outings for people with disabilities and mental health issues.

Chris Lunn, director of HealthConfirm CIC, said: “The projects are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region; we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are enabling people to live longer healthier lives.”
 
HealthConfirm CIC has raised £795,595, through The Health Lottery, for health-related good causes in Berkshire.
 
Active Communities is for community groups and not-for-profit organisations’ 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.

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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