tackling health inequalities in South London
Upper Norwood Library Trust receives £15,000 funding

The Upper Norwood Library Trust has received £15,775 funding.
 
Using money raised by HealthFreedom through The Health Lottery, grants have been awarded byPeople’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.
 
This is a new one-year project to set up a digital outreach and learning project at a local library in Norwood that has recently been transferred to community ownership. The sessions will provide IT training and free access to computers for 90 disadvantaged local residents as a way to engage them in learning.  An IT trainer will run a weekly drop-in training session with 25 people attending regularly and joining the peer support group.  Volunteers will provide the peer support to those accessing the sessions.
 
Chris Lunn, Director of HealthFreedom, said: ‘This project, supported using money raised by HealthFreedom, is extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals and we look forward to hearing more about how this initiative supports people to live longer healthier lives.’
 
John Hume, Chief Executive, 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.

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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