tackling health inequalities in West Wales

Seven Charities in West Wales have received grants totaling £115,095.

 Using money raised by HealthExpect CIC, through The Health Lottery, the 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.

  •  Age Cymru Afan Nedd, £38,941 - This new 24 month project aims to run five new activities for 50 weeks. Through the activities and opportunities the older members of the neighbourhood will socialise, make new friends and learn new skills. The activities will include tea dances, educational talks, visits, low level exercise classes and trips/excursions every month.
  •  Cor Serenata, £14,500 - This is an extension of an existing programme of activity for a further year. It will deliver 116 sessions of choral singing activities for women from a disadvantaged area of Port Talbot in South Wales.
  •  Pembrokeshire People 1st, £10,990 - This new two-year project aims to deliver a self-advocacy family group for people with learning disabilities living in Milford Haven, and the surrounding villages. Sessions will have a strong social focus, and will also use creative techniques such as drama, dance, movement, photography and video making in order to build skills and confidence.
  •  Splice Child and Family Project Ltd, £6,002 - This new one-year project involves the planning and creation of an outside space that will stimulate all senses. The space will be used to offer families learning opportunities to plan, plant and participate in the maintenance of the space and also as a space to play. Beneficiaries will be babies, pre-school children, and families from the North Avenue area of Bridgend, in South Wales. 
  • Cwmafan Seniors, £12,852 - This is a new programme of work building upon an existing activity session and will deliver an increased range of activities for elderly residents of the Cwmafan area of Port Talbot. These will include a monthly lunch club, exercise classes, full day excursions and continuation of the existing fortnightly activity sessions and monthly meetings with educational talks. 
  • Nifty Wednesday Club, £12,728 - This existing one year project aims to continue to deliver fortnightly social activities for older people living in Neath, a small town in South Wales, and the surrounding area. Activities include informative talks, demonstrations, celebration events and visits to places of social/cultural interest.
  •  TDM Community Studios, £19,082 - This new two year project will develop new activities within the local community hall on the Sandfields Estate in Port Talbot. Having recently taken over the management of the hall, TDM Community Studios aims to offer new services such as activities for older people, exercise sessions and summer schemes for young people.

 So far, HealthExpect CIC has raised more than £1.5 million to support local good causes in West Wales.

 Chris Lunn, Director of HealthExpect, said: “It’s great that money raised by HealthExpect CIC is supporting such important local initiatives.’

 Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years. It's for projects seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 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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