tackling health inequalities in South London
Charities in South West London share over £78,000

Charity and community groups in South West London are celebrating receiving a total of £78,024 between them.
 
Using money raised by HealthFreedom 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.
 
Charities celebrating the grants include:
 
Aspara Arts - £17,638 - A new 18 month project to provide a once a week drop-in session of keep fit Bhangra dance for Asian women living around the Mayday Hospital area of London. The project looks to tackle issues of social or emotional isolation, mental ill-health and gender. 

Refuge Action Kingston - £33,825 – A brand new 24 month project to provide skill based events and activities for refugees and asylum seekers in the Norbiton ward of Kingston. Theprogramme will be educational, enabling the participants to be self-sufficient and knowledgeable, and equipping them with life and practical skills. The scheme hopes to aid with issues such as refugee/asylum seeker status and community and neighborhood work. 

United in Dance - £26,561 – An all-inclusive project for the whole community living on the Roundshaw Estate, South Wallington. It will compromise a programme of dance, exercise and movement classes for children, adults, older people and people with physical disabilities. The focus of the project is general community and neighborhood work as well as social or emotional isolation and age. 
 
Chris Lunn, Director of HealthFreedom said: “‘The projects, supported using money raised by HealthFreedom, are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region, we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are enabling people to live longer healthier lives.
 
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 £25,000 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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