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A near 800 thousand pounds boost for Wearside charities

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5:53am 13th September 2017
(Updated 5:58am 13th September 2017)

North East charitable causes are to gain from more than a three million pounds boost.

The Big Lottery Fund for community projects are dishing out nearly 800 thousand pounds for Sunderland schemes.

Julie Galano is head of funding at The Big Lottery Fund.

 

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Below are the initiatives benefitting on Wearside.

One Gym for All

The project will deliver fitness sessions for local disadvantaged people to encourage them to make healthy lifestyle choices and improve their health and wellbeing.

£10,000.00

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HIV, Healthy Living and ESOL Project Refugees and Asylum Seekers

The project will help local refugees and asylum seekers to access health services and make healthy lifestyle choices by offering HIV awareness, health checks, referrals, advice and information; healthy cooking and eating advice; exercise sessions; and a family sports and fun day.

£10,000.00

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Easington Lane Stepping Out Project

The project will provide group meetings for young people with disabilities or learning difficulties and engage them in projects in the organisation and the community. This will help young people develop new life skills, confidence and independence.

£10,000.00

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Caring for the Carer

The project aims to support carers of drug and alcohol misusers and will offer a comprehensive care plan and onsite package ensuring they have access to the appropriate and relevant services. A range of services will be delivered including counselling, one-to-one support and respite and coping strategies. Individuals will also be given the opportunity to share their experiences and solutions through family match peer support sessions which will reduce the effects of isolation.

£458,601.00

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Pennywell Older People's Health Project (POPHP)

The aim of the project is to support older people who are lonely and isolated, to access health service provision through a range of interactive activities and peer support. The health and wellbeing skills programme will offer a range of flexible, demand led, weekly activities designed to give older people the skills to make positive health choices. This is will enable service users to alter their behaviours and achieve better health outcomes and increase their independence.

£212,298.00

 

James Harcourt, England Grant Making Director at the Big Lottery Fund said:

"We are proud to give National Lottery money to local projects that make a difference in their communities. Whether £500 or £500,000, our funding is used to run amazing projects led by local people. When you hear about projects like these you realise the incredible impact the money generated by National Lottery players has had on communities across England. It really is life changing."

The funding will support a diverse range of projects that enable people to improve their skills, meet new people and strengthen their communities

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