tackling health inequalities in Berkshire
Local charities celebrate over £90,000 funding

Three charity groups in the Berkshire area have received grants of £90,316 between them. 

Using money raised by HealthConfirm 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 in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better. 

The three charities celebrating the funding include: 

  • Nature Nurture CIC, £41,136 - This ten month project develops on existing work and will deliver a range of outdoor play activities for children aged up to 11 and their siblings and carers in three local green spaces. The project will be based in three local wild spaces in Reading and aims to enable families to get outdoors together and take pride in their green spaces. 
  • Oxford Road Timebank, £37,360 - This existing 24 month project aims to increase the level of social activities it offers in order to attract new members and build social connections between existing members. Activities may include board games socials, gardening groups and play streets (resident supervised street play) depending on what members want. 
  • Chinese Cultural Society (at Reading), £11,820 - This new 24 month project aims set up a reading group for Chinese mums living at Whitley and organised social events. 

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthConfirm, said: “The projects, supported using money raised by HealthConfirm, are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region; we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are supporting people to live longer healthier lives.” 

John Hume, Chief Executive of People’s Health Trust, said: “We are delighted to be investing in these local organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to grow, live, work and age.” 

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. For more information visit www.PeoplesHealthTrust.org.uk 

So far, HealthConfirm CIC has raised more than £1,310,325 for good causes in Berkshire.

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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