Health Lottery North West
Approximately £10 million has been raised by Health Lottery North West to support grassroots community organisations in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire. This was formed from former CICs HealthFit, HealthForm, HealthHeal, HealthReward and HealthSustain. The first Health Lottery North West draw took place on 1 September 2018.
In the North West, monies raised by The Health Lottery have been granted to support social activities for young people and older people. We have also raised funds for projects such as teaching English for non-speakers, sewing lessons, arts and cookery lessons, IT training and personal money management. Some causes that have received grants are:
- £18,576 to Caterpillar Club, who deliver social activities for young people in St Helen’s, Merseyside
- £45,000 to Homebaked Community Land Trust in Anfield, Liverpool, for their work transforming an under-used recreation ground into a community allotment
- £39,542 to Wigan and Leigh Young Carers, who support young carers to build their social connections, confidence and skills
For more information, visit the People’s Health Trust website: https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news