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North West London charities celebrate over £86,000 funding

Three charity groups in Harlesden, Harrow and Kilburn have received grants of £86,683 between them. 

Using money raised by HealthHope 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 three charities celebrating the funding include:

Friends of Harlesden Town Garden - received £20,990 for their 24 month project in order to bring a local garden (Challenge Close, St Mary’s Road Garden) into community use, as it has been a centre point for anti-social behaviour and make it a more pleasant and enticing space for all members of the local community to enjoy and participate in its on-going development. The project targets the whole of the community. It will also set up a gardening club which will include three 8-week training courses each year for up to 15 people.

The Harrow Women's Centre Ltd – were given a grant, of £16,894, for a new 24 month project aiming to establish a sewing and enterprise project to equip local women from Black and Minority Ethnic and Refugee communities with practical skills, and knowledge to enable them to sell their products.

South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership – received £48,799, in order to run an  existing 24 month project to deliver accredited music technology courses and work experience in teaching music technology, culminating in an end of year music showcase. Information and Guidance (IAG) around employment, apprenticeships and education will also be provided. The project will target young people on the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate who are at risk of leaving school without any qualifications and those who are not in employment, education or training, and aims to address issues of unemployment, social or emotional isolation and low educational attainment or at risk of poor educational attainment.

So far, HealthHope CIC has raised more than £1,256,446 to support local good causes in North West London.

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

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 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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