Health Lottery East
More than £8 million has been raised by Health Lottery East, formed from former CICs HealthCommit, HealthIntend, HealthStrength and HealthSuccess. This region comprises Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The first Health Lottery East draw will take place on 1 December 2018.
In the East of England, funding raised through The Health Lottery has helped to support older people with dementia, youth projects and people with learning difficulties. Neighbourhood initiatives have included English language sessions, volunteering programmes for teenagers and even hula hoop workshops!
Some of these are:
- £31,740 for sports and social activities for young people in Canvey Island with Active Essex Foundation
- £16,908 supporting families who have a child with a disease with Cambridge Rare Disease Network
- £17,885 for a cooking club for adults with learning disabilities in Southend with Kitchen 49
For more information, visit the People’s Health Trust website: https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news