So far, £8.6 million has been raised through The Health Lottery in London West.
Thanks to this money, 252 local projects have been funded by People’s Health Trust, since 2011.
Were awarded £23,080 to will deliver 576 sessions of community based activity mainly focused on fitness training for residents of the Callington Road area of Reading.
The activities will cater for a wide age range and the project aims to enable local people to spend time together. The project will address issues of social and emotional isolation, general community and neighbourhood work and risk of offending.
Were awarded £49,840 to develop over 100 older people from the South Asian community as community ambassadors in Slough through a series of activities. There will be weekly groups with activities related to health, confidence building and employability skills as well as walking and drama/music sessions.
There will be monthly events called 'opening doors' focusing on health and sharing and celebrating different cultures. The areas of Elliman, Baylis, Stoke & Langley will be targeted. The hope is that the project will be a great way of creating and building stronger communities, bringing people together and investing in people to build and strengthen good health & wellbeing.