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Bristol charities celebrate almost £80,000 funding

Two charity groups in Bristol have received grants of £79,800 between them.
                
Using money raised by HealthTogether 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 two charities celebrating the funding include:
 
• Awaz Utaoh Ltd was awarded £47,800 for a 24 month project developing existing activities for South Asian women living in East Bristol The project will deliver a range of activities including self-defense, fitness, motivational speaking, healthy living and English classes with the aim on reducing isolation and increasing confidence to volunteer, seek employment and participate in the local community. 

• Junction 3 Community Interest Company received a grant, of £32,000, which they will use for a 24 month project to bring together local residents from the areas surrounding the Junction 3 M32 motorway corridor in Bristol to establish a range of community activities including a pop up market, communal food, craft, arts and history groups. The project will address issues of social or emotional isolation, poor physical environment and migrancy from other countries. 

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthTogether, said: “The projects, supported using money raised by HealthTogether, are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region; we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are supporting 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 £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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