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West Bromwich Charities Receive Over £62,000 Funding

Three charity groups in West Bromwich and Wednesbury have received grants of £62,609 between them.

Using money raised by HealthDesire CIC, through The Health Lottery, the grants were 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 projects that have received funding are:
 
Al-Nisaa received £10,051 to deliver a 12 month project offering weekly cooking and taster demonstrations and organise two family outings, for 40 women of different ethnic and social backgrounds in the Greets Green area of West Bromwich. 

Centre Spot CIC, based in the Friar Park estate in Wednesbury, was awarded a grant of £43,870 to deliver weekly football and dance sessions for young people aged 14-18. The 24 month project aims to address issues of high crime, unemployment and poor educational attainment as well as a lack of community activities.

Yew Tree & Tame Bridge Community Centre Association, which received £8,688 funding, will use the cash for a new 12 month project to provide 96 sessions of community based activities including friendship and parent and toddler groups.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthDesire, said: “The projects, supported using money raised by HealthDesire, 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.

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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