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Lincolnshire Charities share £63,000 funding

TWO charity groups in Lincolnshire are celebrating after receiving a share of £63,950 funding.

Using money raised by HealthComplete 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 celebrating the funding are:

• The Meadows Community Association (Skegness), £30,920 - This new 18 month project aims to provide regular activities and events on the Meadows Estate for children, young people, parents and those who are retired. The project is in response to evidence from local residents, and activities will be designed by the community through a project group.

• New Life Community Church Spilsby, £33,030 - This new two year project is a result of existing pilot projects ran at the New Life Centre and will consist of three strands: two youth clubs for children aged 11 -16 and 16+, a family project and an IT hub. The project aims to support families that live on the Woodlands and Ancaster estates in the rural location of Spilsby.

Chris Lunn, director of HealthComplete 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.”

So far, HealthComplete CIC has raised more than £ 1,481,915 to support local good causes in Lincolnshire.

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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