tackling health inequalities in South East Wales
Cardiff groups receive over £96,000 funding

Three charity groups in Cardiff have received grants of £96,398 between them.

Using money raised by HealthControl 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 Dusty Shed, £19,976 - This new two-year project will see the establishment of Cardiff's first Men's Shed and will provide wood working facilities for older men in the Ely district of Cardiff. The Dusty Shed will partner with existing community organisations such as a local time bank, with the aim of also helping younger people gain practical experience in trades such as carpentry.
  • Cardiff People First, £47,688 - This new two-year project will deliver 158 sessions of activity including planning meetings, workshops and training sessions to enable people with a learning disability living in Cardiff to influence decisions and policy development on issues which affect their lives. The project will address issues of learning disability and social and emotional isolation.
  • Steps4change, £28,734 - The new one-year project aims to deliver a range of creative and physical activities including storytelling, swimming, dance and yoga classes for 50 older residents from Black and Minority Ethnic communities in the Butetown docks area in the south of Cardiff city, Wales. The target participants in the area will come from different ethnic minority groups and represent the African, Afro-Caribbean, Asian and Arab communities.

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

HealthControl CIC has so far raised £1.6million, through The Health Lottery, for health-related good causes in South East Wales.

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. 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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