Health Lottery South West
The Health Lottery has raised over £10 million in funding for the South West region. With the first Health Lottery South West draw taking place on 1 November 2018, this society lottery was formed from former CICs HealthContact, HealthFull, HealthPerfect, HealthTogether and HealthTotal. It covers Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and the Isles of Scilly.
Causes supported by the funding raised through Health Lottery South West have tackled issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, post-natal depression, misconceptions around disability, and the integration of refugees and asylum seekers. We have also raised funds to create leisure organisations providing sailing, gardening and arts activities. Some causes that have received grants are:
- £48,311 to Hometruths Cooperative, who run health and wellbeing activities for women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse in Swindon
- £14,780 to Street Factory CIC, who run community hip-hop and dance classes in Plymouth
- £50,000 to The Conservation Volunteers, who support the Local People project in Hesters Way, Cheltenham, to empower their community and make it an even better place to live
For more information, visit the People’s Health Trust website: https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news