tackling health inequalities in Lancashire
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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.

Projects funded using money raised by healthHeal

Total amount distributed to charities to date is: £1,235,092

Active Communities is a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Doula Plus Blackburn £9,793 This new 24 month project aims to build a bridge between women of different cultures in Blackburn delivering weekly groups for women during pregnancy and early parenthood in two diverse areas of Blackburn with bi-monthly celebration events bringing the two groups together. 
Circle of Friends Blackburn £3,251 This new 13 month project aims to support people with disabilities in Shadsworth, Blackburn to participate in volunteering taster sessions with the help of trained volunteers
In Di Go Dedicated Care & Support CIC Blackburn £40,497 This two-year project builds on existing work. It aims to improve the lives of families with disabled children (aged 0 – 25) from the Shadsworth and Highercroft area of Blackburn by providing support and activities in the community including Saturday clubs, coffee mornings and trips. 
Ingol and Tanterton Community Trust Preston £41,455 This new two year project will deliver a programme of social and environmental activities for adult residents of Ingol and Tanterton, villages on the outskirts of Preston, and the surrounding area. The project will deliver a weekly social club at the Intact community centre, as well as seasonal workshops, walks and community events at the local nature reserve to enhance understanding of environmental issues and appreciation for nature.
Mercer House 1842 Ltd Accrington £36,564 This is a new one year project is to establish a group of volunteers who will then run community activities for local people at the Arthur Wilson Centre in the isolated community of Clayton le Moors near Accrington. 
The Seedlings Community Allotment Padiham £27,803 This 18 month project is the extension of existing work and involves paving the upper area of a community allotment to allow better access for all members of the community including people with disabilities. The applicant has also found a need for a Polytunnel to allow it to grow plants for the site, for fundraising purposes and for workshops.
URPotential CIC Blackpool £24,313 This one year project from URPotential builds on existing work. The idea came from young people attending existing LGBT and trans youth groups and will be led by them. It involves the young people meeting on a regular basis and designing an educational pack aimed at supporting LGBT young people, families and organisations including schools.
Pennine Lancashire Community Farm Burnley £43,890 This application relates to two connected existing programmes which will be continued for a further two years. The programmes are community based food growing initiatives. The Chilli Club works predominately with members of the Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities and the Get Grubby Out of School with local children in a marginalised area of Burnley
5 Ways Boxing Academy CIC Burnley £12,330 This is a new project of 14 months duration. The CIC will recruit and train 15 volunteers who will then deliver weekly sessions of sports and fitness activities to residents of South West Burnley. 
Sign Hi Say Hi! (Fylde, Wyre and Blackpool Deaf Children's Society)  Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre £29,326 This existing two year project aims to deliver regular sessions for deaf children and young people up to the age of 18 (and their siblings) from Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. Opportunities for parents to meet will also be provided. The project addresses: deafness, social or emotional isolation, and mental ill-health.
Blackburn with Darwen Youth Awareness Project Audley & Queens Park  £28,768 This new 24 month project aims to deliver a series of outdoor challenge activities for participants predominantly of Indian and Pakistani heritage aged 8 to 25, to bring groups in the community together, including children aged 8-13 with young people aged 13-25.  Activities will be at the Audley & Queens Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) and outdoors in the local area.
St Thomas Pastorial Trust  Blackpool £37,499 This new and existing 24 month project aims to expand its existing provision to reach more people. In doing so it will provide a befriending service and activities for older people (50+) and cheerleading and dance and drama activities for children and young people aged 8-18. Activities will cover communities in the urban coastal area of central Blackpool and will focus on issues related to social or emotional isolation, general community and neighbourhood work and age.
Hyndburn Arts Limited Oswaldtwistle  £15,000 This new one-year project aims to deliver a weekly computer club for older people in Oswaldtwistle.
People's Enterprise and Empowerment Forum Pendle  £24,759 This new two-year project will deliver computer classes in a locally-based community suite three times a week. At present there is no such computer suite facility in the area and computer classes has been identified by local people as being needed through a consultation carried out by the People’s Enterprise and Empowerment Forum. The project is targeted at the local Asian community living in disadvantaged wards of Pendle in Lancashire.
Spring Into Action CIC East Lancashire  £28,742 This new two year project, developed from a pilot sports scheme, will provide a multi-sport programme of activities for people with learning disabilities, their siblings, families and peers, living in east Lancashire. Activities will be delivered in a mainstream sports setting to promote integration and reduce stigma, and participants will also be given the opportunity to train as volunteers and peer supporters.
U-Night CIC Lancashire  £50,000 This new two year project aims to establish a friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities throughout Lancashire giving people an opportunity to make new friends, share interests and develop lasting companionship. The group will also bring people together to participate in community activities.
West Brookhouse Community Association Lancashire  £17,600 This new two year project aims to establish a friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities throughout Lancashire giving people an opportunity to make new friends, share interests and develop lasting companionship. The group will also bring people together to participate in community activities.

A programme which involves supporting residents to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose

Claremont First Step Community Centre


Blackpool £283,712

This funding gives local people control as to how money can be allocated at a local level. The community decides together which local ideas are the best for solving problems that they face and making the community even better.

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Set up to address smaller and individual health and wellbeing issues that affect communities within our region, where getting the detail right really matters.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Sign Hi Say Hi - Fylde, Wyre and Blackpool Deaf Children's Society (FDCS) Fylde, Wyre & Blackpool £9,987 Provide fortnightly drop-ins offering sports development, arts and crafts, parent-to-parent support, sign language classes and information for families
Tram Shed Theatre Company Fylde, Wyre & Blackpool £9,984 Deliver specialised weekly workshops to a diverse group of children, young people and adults using inclusive performing arts.
Hyndburn Arts Trust Oswaldtwistle £10,000 Create events and activities in the streets of Oswaldtwistle to deliver a series of flashmore, creative happenings, chalk graffiti and miniture scuptures.
Stepping Forward Chorley £5,000 To work with youngsters with learning difficultires to help them access leisure activities in Chorley, Lancashire.
Opportunity Sports Foundation Blackburn £10,000 Deliver a 45-week, weekly session for homless young people in Blackburn to increase both mental and physical health of participants lives.
Brunshaw Action Group Brunshaw £10,000 Provide weekly dance and fitness sessions, over 40 weeks, for the people living in the local community.
Willow Garden Project   £10,000 Prepare allotments and construct a hut with toilet, storage, catering and office areas to run sessions for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems.
West Lancashire Carers Sitting in Service West Lancs £10,000 Deliver practical and emotional assistance to the most vulnerable local disabled and elderly people to support their wellbeing and independent lifestyle choices.

Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Alzheimer's Society   £20,433 Provide a full-time dementia support worker who will assess the needs of people affected and help them maintain their independence and well-being.
Carers Trust   £46,801 To support carers and ensure they are making health choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
Children's Food Trust   £44,069 Provide cooking clubs as a practical, fun and hands-on approach to helping people learn and understand how to eat and live a health lifestyle.
Youth Sport Trust   £43,750 Support sports in schools and ensure health education is embedded into club activities and act as a catalyst to promote the wider health agenda in schools.
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