tackling health inequalities in Shropshire and Staffordshire
Swan Bank
Swan Bank,
Burslem
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.

Projects funded using money raised by healthFair

Total amount distributed to charities to date is: £1,634,531

ACTIVE COMMUNITIES

Active Communities is a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
LGBT Olders Peoples Group Stoke-on-Trent £12,305 This two-year project targets older people who identify as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) who are from Stoke on Trent, North Staffordshire and Staffordshire Moorlands. It will provide them with a programme of social activities which includes singing, print and textiles, photography, film animation, baking, pottery and outings. The project aims to stimulate their imaginations, engage participants and improve their wellbeing.
The Hub Fenton Fenton £30,570 This new two-year project involves setting up a group to bring together older residents (those aged over 55) from Fenton in Staffordshire. Following a series of consultations, a programme of events will be planned in conjunction with older residents. Activities offered might include history talks and reminiscence, quizzes, bingo, gentle exercise, gardening and access to the internet for those who have never used it. The project aims to provide pleasure and social interaction for older people in the Fenton area.
Whittington Community Computer Group Lichfield £10,000 This new two-year project will allow the group to purchase replacement tablets and fund tutor costs to continue its IT classes for elderly people living in the Lichfield area. The group successfully addresses the fears many of their members have had towards learning about IT and has developed into a fun and supportive community group with members forming friendships and helping each other outside of the set meetings.
Community Learning Network Stoke-on-Trent £42,210 This new two-year project will run weekly sewing and dressmaking sessions for Pakistani women from Stoke-on-Trent. There will also be fortnightly open discussion sessions to shape the project and community events to showcase the items made in the classes. The scheme aims to enable the women to build their personal and social networks and will be led by a steering group of participants.
Interact Arts CIC Stafford £40,598 This project runs for 22 months and builds on some of the existing work of Interact Arts. It targets young people and adults with learning disabilities aged 18-30 from the Stafford area. It will provide them with weekly arts-based activities to build their confidence, develop their creative and personal skills, as well as to raise awareness in the community about learning difficulties and disabilities. Following the workshops, the participants will go on to devise performances, videos and events which they will present in the community to different groups.
Mercian Ability Partnership Tamworth £37,992 This two-year project will expand an existing project to provide volunteering opportunities for people with disabilities (physical, sensory and learning) in small groups with those with similar disabilities, to provide peer support. Participants will learn from each other, build confidence, and take an active part in the community. Participants from Tamworth, surrounding villages, Lichfield and Stafford will benefit from the opportunity to build stronger social links with people in similar circumstances.
Blurton Community Centre Blurton £10,337 This new two-year project will provide a weekly exercise session bringing together non-disabled and disabled people from Blurton in Stoke-on-Trent. Participants will be disabled residents and their carers or volunteers that work with them. The intention is to build a stronger bond between those taking part in the activities.
Letting in the light Stoke on Trent £47,345 This new two year project aims to open a women’s creative wellbeing hub that will be based in a shop in the town centre in Stoke. The hub will offer a range of participatory creative opportunities including creative arts, crafts, digital media, friendship and access to information. Participants will be women aged over 16 with some from diverse communities such as those from the LGBT community, individuals with mental health challenges, people who are from Black Minority Ethnic communities and the disabled. 
Blurton Community Hub Blurton £22,698 This is an existing range of activities undertaken by the MS Mondays and Fitness Fridays support group to be continued for a further two years. The project will provide 192 activity sessions for Multiple Sclerosis suffers and their carers in the Blurton district, an area to the south of Stoke on Trent with a high proportion of social housing.
Dyslexia Association of Staffordshire Ltd Stoke and Newcastle under Lyme £22,564 A new two year project which will deliver support and activity sessions to adults with dyslexia and parents of children with dyslexia in Staffordshire, mainly from within disadvantaged areas of Stoke and Newcastle under Lyme.
Families in Telford Telford £29,210 This new two year project will provide a weekly support group for pregnant women and mothers and their families. It will include advice, signposting, friendship and befriending, baby massage and awareness of babies’ needs. The project is in response to research which shows the value of early stage post-natal support and advice.
Konnektiv Arts, Health and Community CIC Doxey £18,040 This new two year project aims to deliver a community action project for adults and young people, with a particular focus on older male residents, from the village and civil parish of Doxey in Stafford. Participants will take part in regular activities including community gardening, photography and bicycle repair.
Media Climate CIC Cannock Chase £25,723 This new two year project aims to deliver a weekly media creation and learning project for an established group of adults with learning difficulties. The 'group' (participants) is based in the rural area of Cannock Chase in Staffordshire where the project will take place and will focus on learning disability, social or emotional isolation and physical and sensory disability
Rideout (Creative Arts for rehabilitation) North Staffordshire £20,586 This new one year project aims to deliver an arts-based personal development programme for adults with autistic spectrum conditions or mild learning disabilities in North Staffordshire. The programme will benefit four local groups based in and around Newcastle-under-Lyme, Biddulph, Leek and Cheadle. Groups will take part in fortnightly sessions based around drama, writing video, music and visual arts, as well as come together for more intensive joint group sessions.
Round House Burslem £44,018 A new two year project aiming to will deliver 300 sessions of taekwondo and boxing activities alongside a youth mentoring programme to children and young people from the Burslem area of Stoke-on-Trent.
West Chadsmoor Family Centre Limited   West Chadsmoor £32,385 This new eighteen month project aims to engage with local parents who do not usually interact with agencies and childcare establishments. The group hopes to build relationships and trust by opening a community café that will offer peer support, as well as running two informal drop-in activity sessions a week. Parents will be given the opportunity over time to receive training and become regular volunteers to support the project. 
Friends of Flaxmill Maltings  Flaxmill Maltings £26,780 This existing two year project aims to expand the current youth activities run at Flaxmill Maltings in North Shrewsbury. The project will deliver weekly youth sessions that will involve themes such as street dance and circus skills; the project will also deliver an annual community event. 
Chain South Staffs Cannock £14,965 This new two year project aims to deliver a range of support sessions and activities for parents and carers of children with disabilities
Cohort 4 Limited Tamworth  £19,950 This new one year project is set up by ex-probation officers who are also survivors of domestic abuse who have recovered and regained their self-esteem and now wish to help other women in the community through mutual support, encouragement and craft-making.
Engage Communities CIC North Burslem £34,880 This new two year project aims to deliver a regular programme of sports activities and mentoring support to men aged 11-21 living in North Burslem. Activities will include weekly football and cricket sessions, as well as the opportunity for 20 volunteers to work towards obtaining coaching qualifications and going on to support delivery of sessions for the remaining participants.
House of Bread Stafford £43,420 This existing two year project aims to expand on the current community garden project by increasing the area to accommodate more volunteers and participants from the Rising Brook area where the garden is based, and employing a Garden Manager to develop volunteer skills. After the initial six months of developing the land, the group will run regular volunteer training sessions and open up the garden four days a week.
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Bucknall Abbey Hulton £47,675 This new two year project aims to employ a Community Development Worker who will help to coordinate volunteers to deliver a programme of activities at the St John's Welcome Centre, in a bid to establish a new community hub for local residents of Abbey Hulton. Activities will include one day courses such as First Aid, as well as regular weekly social activities such as toddler groups and lunch clubs.
Stoke Baptist Church Boothen £42,300 This new two year project aims to deliver a programme of activities that will enable local children and adults to design, write and publish a community magazine. Activities will include a variety of workshops such as creative writing, IT and photography to develop the creative skills required as well as regular weekly drop in sessions for editorial content and design. The free magazine will be distributed twice a year to every home in the Boothen (Stoke on Trent).
Swan Bank Burslem £38,850 This new two year project aims to develop a programme of sessional activities for older people in the Burslem area of Stoke on Trent who are isolated and vulnerable and who have said they want to socialise more.
Borderland Voices: Arts for Health and Mental Wellbeing Leek £21,750 This existing two year project will deliver a weekly programme of Expressive Arts workshops; these enable people with mental health issues to create art within a supportive environment.
Lead to Change Stoke on Trent £25,572 Deliver twice-weekly activities for older people in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, e.g. craft, table games, chair exercise, affordable cooking, internet access/training, a book-lending service and visits to places of interest
The Right Stuff project Stafford £37,940 The project will work with both young and adult females in Stafford who are in local authority care or have been assisted by the local branch of Staffordshire Women's Aid and who have been the subject of sexual, physical or emotional abuse.
Stoke North Live at Home scheme Stoke on Trent £13,250 Enable the applicant to deliver weekly social sessions for residents of Norton (Stoke-on-Trent). The sessions will include indoor and outdoor bowling, darts and snooker.
Art Link Stoke on Trent £12,325 Develop a documentary performance and exhibition that will involve drama, song and dance developed by participants on a weekly basis with the events based on aspects of the life stories of members, created with the support of professionals and performed for the community.

LOCAL PEOPLE
The Local People programme takes a neighbourhood approach, engages local people and empowers them to address wider issues in their communities and neighbourhoods through collective action.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Royal Voluntary Service Biddulph £102,543 Over 18 months each of these projects will support and empower 100 older people in Biddulph to identify barriers and bring about change to improve their lives, health and wellbeing. RVS will work with local people and groups to identify what resources, skills and knowledge they already have, or which are available within their communities and networks, and what additional capacity and support they need to take collective control over coproduction and delivery of interventions they want and need.
Royal Voluntary Service Telford £102,543 Over 18 months each of these projects will support and empower 100 older people who live in Telford to identify barriers and bring about change to improve their lives, health and wellbeing. RVS will work with local people and groups to identify what resources, skills and knowledge they already have, or which are available within their communities and networks, and what additional capacity and support they need to take collective control over coproduction and delivery of interventions they want and need.

HEALTHY PLACES, HEALTHY PEOPLE - YEAR 2
Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Royal Voluntary Service   £45,000 Establish a Good Neighbours service, which will recruit, train and support a team of volunteers to provide practical help and support to older people in their neighbourhoods.
Scope   £38,227 Maintain a Face 2 Face service to support parents' of children, newly diagnosed with a disability, come to terms with the situation and build stronger networks and circles of support
Sustrans   £110,354 The project will bring people together, reduce social isolation and help people feel safer.
Youth Sport Trust   £37,500 The project will work with schools and colleges to build confidence, support learning and improve the quality of life of young people under the age of 19.

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Set up to address smaller and individual health and wellbeing issues that affect communities within our region, where getting the detail right really matters.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
CEIA   £7,895 Offer a 12-week educational workshop programme and a further 12-week exercise programme, for Pakistani and Indian communities, around the importance of healthy eating and exercise to equip participants with the skills and knowledge to improve their health and well being.
The Chase Sportability Group Cannock Chase £8,730 To develop physical activity provision for people with physical and learning disabilities, aiming to improve their overall health and wellbeing and that of their families in the Cannock Chase district.

HEALTHY PLACES, HEALTHY PEOPLE - YEAR 1
Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Childrens Food Trust   £44,069 Provide cooking clubs as a practical, fun and hands-on approach to helping people learn and understand how to eat and live a health lifestyle.
Sustrans   £43,357 Increase levels of activity in everyday exercises - such as walking and cycling - among young people and those in areas of high health deprivation.
Royal Voluntary Service   £65,479 Allow people to remain independent at home, and active in their community, by providing the individual support they need as and when they need it.
Youth Sport Trust    £43,750 Support sports in schools and ensure health education is embedded into club activities and act as a catalyst to promote the wider health agenda in schools.
 
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