tackling health inequalities in North London
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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 healthPromote

Total amount distributed to charities to date is: £1,461,186


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
Volunteer Centre Hackney  Hackney  £35,769 This two-year project is the development of an existing project. It involves residents on the Kingshold Estate in south-east Hackney developing their own activities and projects for the benefit of local people. It includes weekly coffee mornings, fortnightly activities led by residents, and community garden events. The project will be expanded so that people from nearby areas in Frampton Park and London Fields can also participate. The intention of the scheme is that local people become more confident, gain skills, and deliver more local services themselves. Through regularly meeting up with neighbours as a result of the new activities, people will have the opportunity to create strong links and ties in their community. 
Face Front Inclusive Theatre Limited Edmonton £34,247 This existing two-year project aims to deliver weekly performing arts training sessions for a group of adults with a range of disabilities in Edmonton. The group will be trained in various theatre skills which will improve their confidence and self-esteem and improve their social connectivity. Training will be accredited, and the group will gain develop two of their own plays about issues important to them, with three performances of one and the other developed in the project’s second year. The plays, which will have high production values facilitated by a team of professionals, will highlight what disabled residents can achieve, as well as raising awareness about the barriers disabled people can face in the wider community.
Island House Community Centre Tower Hamlets £48,901 This existing two-year project aims to deliver street dance sessions for young people aged 4-18, from a diverse range of ethnic groups, living in Tower Hamlets. The project follows a successful one-year pilot and will enable young people to create their own dance choreography supported by qualified tutors. They will also organise day trips, participate in tournaments and put on public performances. The young people lead, plan and participate in every aspect of the project. Through working together collaboratively, building bridges and raising self-esteem, the project will strengthen community cohesion in a diverse, inner-city area.
Play Association Tower Hamlets Poplar £42,883 This new two-year project in Poplar, will work with parents, creating better play opportunities for children and for parents meeting others. There will be weekly play sessions and fortnightly forums to engage with children and for parents to plan four community events per year, as well as opportunities to volunteer at play sessions, contributing to confidence and experience. When the project ends more local parents should be active, know more local families and have learnt new skills that benefit the community and individuals. Parents will lead forum events and shape the project as it develops.
Skills and Training Network Edmonton £21,000 This new two-year project, based on a pilot, aims to deliver sessional activities for women from Edmonton, many of whom are older, disabled and experiencing domestic violence. The activities offered will be chosen by the participants and will be from a range of themes including: paper flower making, sewing, art therapy, yoga, meditation, language skills development through storytelling, arts, crafts and painting. There will also be 'Free Talk' sessions so participants can speak freely about common issues affecting them.
Copenhagen Youth Project  Islington £43,096 This two-year project builds on existing activities and aims to deliver an Eat Club, yoga and football sessions to young people aged 7-24. The Eat Club will provide cooking skills, snacks and information to children and young people in a community, which the applicant states, is living on fast food and processed meals. The Eat Club will encourage group eating and discussion around the table. The football and yoga sessions are expected to raise motivation and fitness levels and help with posture problems caused through the use of games consoles. It is hoped these activities will encourage participation of girls into the programme, which is currently dominated by young men. The project will be based in the Copenhagen Estate in Islington.
Dalmar Heritage and Family Development  Edmonton £25,040 This new two-year project aims to deliver weekly activities for 80 Somali mothers and daughters in Edmonton, to learn new skills and share experiences.
Hackney Playbus  Hackney £37,050 This new two-year project will deliver play activities for under-fives, accompanied by parents/carers. The project aims to reach children and parents/carers who do not currently access early years services and intends to promote a culture of diversity and tolerance, to build a sense of community, belonging and friendship.
Helping Hand Global 24/7  Islington £20,320 This is a new 12-month project which will deliver 96 sessions enabling female refugees and asylum seekers from Somalia, living in a disadvantaged area of South Islington, to learn to speak and understand conversational English and acquire sewing skills. 
Islington Bangladesh Association  Islington £36,060 This is a new 24-month project which will deliver 228 Mums-Hub activity sessions including arts, crafts, and events for mothers from the BME community and other backgrounds who live in a disadvantaged area of Islington. The project will offer mums the opportunity to get together in a relaxed atmosphere, form new friendships, and support other mothers who feel lonely or who are recovering from illness. 
Islington Somali Community   Islington £46,390 This two-year project builds on an existing scheme funded by the Trust to support elderly Somali people who live in the Finsbury Park area of North London. Islington Somali Community will deliver social sessions twice a week and recruit and train volunteer advocates who will provide befriending services such as accompanying them to medical appointments.
The Shadwell Community Project  Shadwell £31,444 This two-year project will build on the group’s current activities and aims to deliver a number of weekly multicultural ‘anchor’ events and quarterly larger events to bring the community together. The project will use traditional formats like street parties and community barbeques to bring people in the local area together, including newly arrived residents. 
Wapping Bangladesh Association  Wapping £28,810 This is a new 24-month project, based on a small pilot initiative, which will deliver 360 sessions of ICT training and support alongside social activities to older men and women from BME communities and resident in a disadvantaged area of Wapping. 
The Rowan Arts Project Holloway £9,069 This new fifteen-month project aims to get local people more connected with each other and the Holloway area through training, skills-sharing workshops, social meet-ups and local visits.
The Building Exploratory Islington and Hackney £30,126 This two-year project is an extension of an existing scheme run by the group. Working with two existing older people’s groups based in Islington and Hackney, the group plans to develop their capacity to take ownership of the project and influence their local built environment through developing relationships with external stakeholders.
ecoACTIVE Education Hackney £32,442 This new eighteen-month project will support residents to work together to improve Daubeney Fields and run their own outdoor projects such as creating wildlife gardens or bird boxes. The project will benefit local people of all ages in an area which has limited green open spaces.
Face Front Inclusive Theatre Ltd Edmonton £28,640 This new 16 month project aims to deliver an OCN-accredited community leadership course to a group of mixed age disabled and non-disabled people in Edmonton, who will go on to support their peers in creating a community play about famous women from Edmonton, which will also address issues that relate to their own lives in the area.
JAN Trust Wood Green £33,474 This new two-year project will provide English language skills and wider social contact for isolated women from BAME/refugee communities in Wood Green in Haringey. It will provide twice-weekly sessions to develop English language skills and soft skills relevant to participating in their communities such as undertaking volunteering.
Poverty Concern Edmonton £33,557 This new two-year project will deliver English language training and numeracy classes to 60 women aged 18 – 55 years from Somali and other refugee and migrant communities in Enfield. The project will enable them to gain qualifications and improve their communication skills, as well increase their self-esteem, with the wider aim of supporting them into work experience and employment opportunities.
Volunteer Centre Hackney Hackney £29,043 This two-year project is based on a pilot scheme which looked at how residents can support each other to achieve improved health outcomes via co-production. It will deliver a local brokerage network to match residents to share time, skills and knowledge with neighbours. These community champions will deliver activities and projects either separately or in small groups.
Finsbury Park Art Club Finsbury Park £28,261 To deliver up to three sessions per week for long term unemployed people in Finsbury Park area to: meet; grow, cook; learn new life skills in practical and music projects
Ponders End Community Development Trust Ponders End £45,663 To keep the café open longer and include the suggestions from local residents (made in local surveys this year) to have more activities including food hygiene training, sharing recipes and cuisines, providing affordable and nutritious meals, sharing news and information, offering training and work experience, and a meeting place for artists and musicians to perform.
Golden Jubilee Haringey £20,000 To provide handicraft sessions for isolated elderly people living on the Summerhill Road in Haringey.
Living under one sun Tottenham £49,980 To deliver training and support to 12 volunteer 'Activators' who will be mentored to set up their own mini-community projects within the Park Lane community of Tottenham. The project will also run 16 monthly community events for local residents.
Seniors Health & Active Hackney £34,910 To continue the delivery of exercise sessions held at the Queensbridge Centre in Hackney. This project is targeted at local people aged 50 years and over.
Holloway Neighbourhood Group Holloway £35,879 To improve the group's existing garden spaces at its two centres and convert one (at the Stress Project which is a therapy centre attended by people suffering from stress-related illness) into a therapeutic garden.
Islington Somali Community Finsbury Park £40,991 To provide twice weekly four hour social sessions for older Somali people in Finsbury Park to benefit 40 people in total with 20 attending regularly.
Music for People   £8,280 To deliver 144 meditation classes engaging 75 older people over the period of the initiative with 15 people attending regularly.
The Women's Environmental Network Trust Tower Hamlets £21,092 The project will support the development of two community gardens and food growing projects in Tower Hamlets.
Shadwell Community Project Shadwell £25,000 The money enables the group to provide play facilities and activities for single parents, families with disabled children, or children with limited or no play facilities.
St Peters Community & Advice Centre Bethnal Green  £21,950 The cash will fund a befriending and drop-in project for elderly, isolated Bengali women in Bethnal Green.
Art at Risk Teenagers   £19,083 The project will provide activities such as swimming, kayaking, football and climbing for orthodox Jewish adults with mental disabilities.
Islington Chinese Association Islington £25,000 The funding allows volunteers to be trained to work with elderly, isolated individuals within the Chinese community living in Finsbury Park, Tolling and Holloway.

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

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
The Conservation Volunteers   £60,000 The funding will bring the community together, tackle social isolation and loneliness and put local people in control of their own outdoor spaces.
Youth Sport Trust   £37,500 The project will work with schools and colleges to build confidence, support learning and improve the quality of life of young people under the age of 19.
The Conservation Volunteers   £45,262 Offer outdoor physical activity and participation in community-based environmental projects as part of an active group taking part in outdoor tasks.
Youth Sport Trust   £42,467 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.
Mind   £47,014 Support activities for disabled people and families of disabled children, who experience significant barriers to inclusion, independence and participation.

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
Tower Hamlets NCT Tower Hamlets £9,600 Provide a programme of weekly pilates classes for post-natal women in the first six months' after childbirth. The project aims to support women to strengthen their core muscles and aid their rehabilitation after child birth
Integratus Hackney £10,000 Deliver exercise and fitness sessions over 24 weeks in wards in the south of Hackney for people who are unlikely to access mainstream activities due to financial and cultural barriers. The project aims to improve both physical and emotional wellbeing.
The Growing Kitchen Wenlock Barn Estate £5,000 Develop a foraging garden with orchard, pond, growing beds and a wild flower and meadow area, for residents of Wenlock Barn Estate. Gardening/project days will be run fortnightly at the weekends from 12-4, on alternate Saturdays and Sundays. Over a year the project will benefit 50 local residents from the estate.
S. Age (Senior Age)  Bethnal Green £9,750 To run a healthy living project for older people in Bethnal Green and the surrounding area. The project will provide a series of enjoyable weekly activities bringing people together, improving the health and wellbeing of participants and challenging the perception that old age has to mean failing health.
Hackney Playbus Hackney £9,736 Deliver sessions for children under five-years-old, the Playbus will take up two locations in Hackney and door knock on estates encouraging parents/carers to bring their children to the Playbus, delivering key health messages and linking them into local health services.
Music for People   £10,000 To deliver a programme of exercise sessions for older people and those with special needs. The sessions would include gentle physical exercise and mental activities.
Seeds for Growth Cannon Drive £9,764 Provide a series of weekly food co-op sessions at the school, juice making workshops, healthy cooking workshops and training sessions for eight volunteers.

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   £29,665 Provide a full-time dementia support worker who will assess the needs of people affected by dementia and help them maintain their independence and sense of well-being
The Conservation Volunteers    £27,932 Offer outdoor physical activity and participation in community-based environmental projects as part of an active group taking part in outdoor tasks.
Sustrans    £43,357 Increase levels of activity in everyday exercises - such as walking and cycling - among young people and those in areas of high health deprivation.
Youth Sport Trust   £40,579 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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