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Wandsworth charity receives £11,000 funding

The Somali Community Advancement Organisation in Wandsworth has received a grant of £11,720.
 
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.
 
The funding will support a one-year project based on existing work carried by the group to provide a range of weekly activities for elderly Somali women in Wandsworth. Activities will include gentle activities, basic English language skills, advice on pensions and other welfare issues. The project will also provide individual help with basic needs like weekly shopping, and taking clients to hospital appointments.
 
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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