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Camden charities receives thousands of pounds funding

Two charities in Camden 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:

• SeeThrough Theatre Company received £12,970 to deliver bi-weekly singing, dancing and acting performances in the style of old musicle for older people in Gospel Oak. The project aims to address issues of social and emotional isolation caused by age.

• Third Age Project received £30,536 to recruit, train and support volunteer ‘befrienders’ to visit elderly residents living in high rise council housing on Regents Park Estate. The project is in partnership with a large GP practice, a pharmacy and the West Euston Time Bank.

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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