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Glasgow charities celebrate over £187,000 funding

Five charity groups in the Glasgow have received grants of £187,890 between them. 

Using money raised by HealthShine 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:

• Easthall Residents Association - received £49,400 for their new 24 month project in order to target older people and adults with additional needs as well as young people, to provide various activities to bring the three sections of the community together. Each group will have their own activities, as well as a joint community garden project that they will work on as an Intergenerational Group.

• Kinning Park Complex Community Interest Company – were given a grant, of £33,164, for a new 24 month project aiming to provide bike maintenance and gardening classes for local families and lend out bikes for occasional use. The project builds on the group’s existing work, which over the last year has seen it create a community garden and cycle shed, run a six-week course on bicycle maintenance and deliver a few gardening training sessions.

• LOOP Theatre – received £24,008, in order to run a new 24 month project to recruit 10-12 people with learning disabilities from Kinning Park, Ibrox and Govan to become Artists in Training. They will work alongside four volunteers to devise and develop a theatre production which will tour local schools and community facilities. Through the scheme, participants will get the chance to learn new skills, improve their confidence and be a visible and positive part of the community.

• Plantation Productions – were given a grant, of £36,334, for a new 24 month project aiming to deliver creative media workshops, master classes and events that will provide local volunteers and participants with the opportunity to learn new creative skills enabling them to produce their own films.

• Urban Roots Initiative – received £44,984, in order to run a new 12 month project which is comprised of a range of community activities centred on a local nature reserve (Malls Mire) in the Toryglen area of Glasgow aimed at the local community.

So far, HealthShine CIC has raised more than £1,064,865 to support local good causes in Glasgow.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthShine, said: “It’s great that money raised by HealthShine CIC is supporting such important local initiatives.” 

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 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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