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Brent charities receives thousands of pounds funding

Two charities in Brent have received £43,506 funding between them.

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

The two charities which received the funding include:

• Al Bahdja Community Group received £11,580 to continue providing bi-weekly ladies fitness classes, get-togethers during school holidays for women and children, and host a teenage girls cooking club. The beneficiaries will be from Chalkhill Estate, Wembley.

• St Andrew’s United Reformed Church received £18,732 to deliver an 18-month project building a network of volunteers to build relationships with older people in Kilburn with a view to negotiating improvements in services for older people in the area.

Chris Lunn, director of HealthHope 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.”

HealthHope CIC has raised £994,843, through The Health Lottery, for health-related good causes in north west London.

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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