Health Lottery London West
Health Lottery London West – which also covers Berkshire and south London – has raised over £8 million to address health inequalities in the area. The society lottery was formed from former CICs HealthConfirm, HealthEquality, HealthFreedom and HealthHope. The first Health Lottery London West draw will take place on 2 April 2019.
The funding raised by The Health Lottery in this region has focused on social development schemes, organising sports, arts, horticultural and educational activities – and even a community newspaper! We have also created funding to support intergenerational activities, particularly for new parents. Some of the grassroots causes that we have supported include:
- £27,542 for a community outreach programme for LGBT+ people in Reading with Support U
- £38,900 for Asian Resource Centre Croydon, who support older Asian people in Croydon to build their social connections through coffee mornings, dance classes and Tai Chi
- £49,840 for Apna Virsa, who deliver weekly activities for older people in Slough
For more information, visit the People’s Health Trust website: https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news