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South East London Charities Receive £146,000

Five charity groups in South East London have received grants of £146,580 between them.

Using money raised by HealthWisdom CIC, through The Health Lottery, grants have been awarded by People's Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

The five charities celebrating the funding include:

  • Rushey Green Time Bank – received £36,500 to develop a local unused piece of land in Rushey Green into a unique place of learning about nature, basic alternative technologies and permaculture. This would benefit local adults and schoolchildren. Activities will include training and a shelter will be developed as a meeting place.
  • Loughborough Junction Action Group – was given a grant, of £17,000 to employ a project manager to extend Loughborough Farm's work enabling local people to grow and sell produce. The project will recruit 20 volunteers who will be offered horticultural and small business training with the opportunity to seek employment in horticulture and food businesses.
  • Loughborough Estate Tenants and Residents Association – received £37,000 to  run after school boxing and martial arts club for young people aged 6-16 years old living in the Loughborough estate and other young people from the local area.
  • Copleston Centre (Peckham) – received £17,080 to bring people of different faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds together to form an alliance of civic institutions around Rye Lane, in Peckham. Forming the alliance will provide a way for local people to discuss their concerns for the area, forge stronger connections between the different parts of our community and take public social action to make Peckham a fairer and better place for all.
  • Peckham Vision- received £39,000 to link local people by raising awareness of opportunities, matching individual's aspirations and skills with opportunities and to build pathways to increased participation, creating positive experiences and bringing about tangible improvements to Peckham town centre.

So far, HealthWisdom CIC has raised more than £1,031,910 to support local good causes in South East London.  Chris Lunn, Director of HealthWisdom  said: "It's great that money raised by HealthWisdom CIC is supporting these important local initiatives in South East London.'

John Hume, Chief Executive of People's Health Trust, said: "We are delighted to be investing in these local organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to grow, live, work and age."  

Active Communities is for community groups and not-for-profit organisations with an income of less than £350,000 a year that are seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 a year, for projects lasting up to two years. For more information visit www.PeoplesHealthTrust.org.uk

Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.
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