tackling health inequalities in Derbyshire
Derby West Indian Community Association
Derby West Indian Community Assoication,
Derby
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 healthCalm

Total amount distributed to charities to date is: £1,552,952

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
Our Vision our Future Chesterfield £46,330 This two year project builds on an existing programme of social and educational activities for adults with learning disabilities in Chesterfield. The project is developed and delivered by adults with learning disabilities from the local area. It provides weekly activities and a drop-in service to improve self-advocacy skills, strengthen social relationships, build confidence and increase independence amongst group members.
Artcore Limited Derby £40,838 This two-year project will extend a current pilot project offering art workshops for adult migrants living in Derby. The project will run weekly workshops for people who are newly arrived from other countries to this community; the workshops will enable participants to tell their stories through art. The group will run in the Normanton and Arboretum wards of Derby. Many of the people who attend feel isolated and experience language barriers - the workshops will give them a welcoming space in which to form friendships and learn new skills. They will be supported to engage with the wider community via exhibitions showcasing their work. Participants will input into project design and development via regular reviews and group discussions.
Derbyshire LGBT+ Ltd Derbyshire £28,436 This two-year project will extend a current pilot project to set up social groups in which older LGBT+ people living in Derbyshire can gain peer-support. In order to try and reach as many older people as possible, it will run in four satellite locations. The groups aim to link participants to their peers and with other activities run by the applicant; the groups will give them a welcoming space in which to gain mutual support.  Participants have been involved in the design of the project from its inception and will continue to lead and shape delivery and development.
Spiral Arts Derby £31,752 This existing two-year project previously funded by People’s Health Trust aims to deliver activities designed to further engage local residents in developing the community garden of Derby Arboretum, to foster cohesion in this multicultural neighbourhood. Spiral Arts will work with the newly-constituted Friends organisation to plan and plant the garden through fortnightly gardening sessions and to plan and deliver three festivals each year. Participants will create sculptures, decorations and art installations through creative workshops. The project also aims to renovate the Arboretum’s currently neglected pavilion so it can be used for storage, community group meetings and as a visitor centre.
Local Welcome Derbyshire £23,496 This new two-year project aims to bring together small groups of volunteers and refugees in Derbyshire to cook and eat a meal together whilst answering six simple questions to help them build bonds and to improve the refugees’ English. The idea has been co-designed with Syrian refugees in the East Midlands and the project will be open to anyone seeking sanctuary or granted refugee status in Derbyshire. The intention of the project is to build an inclusive and integrated community and to support refugees into employment and training.
Food and Education Enterprise CIC  Derby £24,848 This new 18 month project aims to deliver a series of activities to encourage friendships, build community cohesion and improve connections. Activities include cooking workshops, arts and crafts sessions and multicultural events. The project is aimed at refugees, mainly from the Persian speaking community in Derby, with participation from the wider community. Participants will shape the project through a focus group. Participants will form friendships, build community networks and integrate more effectively. They will also collectively identify issues and challenges and work together to influence decision making.

People Express 

 Derbyshire  £25,400  This project is based on a pilot run in partnership with Swadlincote Asperger’s Society (SAS) last year. It will offer drop-in creative training sessions benefiting adults with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome from Derbyshire. There will also be the opportunity for participants to go on to apply for a work placement on a creative industries training course. Regular weekly activities will provide a familiar environment, encouraging participants to participate regularly and meet new people, form friendships and learn new skills together. Participants will remain in control of the project via a steering group.
Play And Recycling Centre              Derby  £10,392 This existing two-year project aims to deliver craft workshops to local people in the Abbey Ward area of Derby. There will be fortnightly sessions for older people, which is the continuation of previously Trust funded work, and monthly sessions for parents with young families, plus additional sessions during school holidays for this group. The project aims to support local people to feel more connected in their community which has experienced high population turnover, by providing opportunities for people to meet regularly and form and strengthen friendships. Sessions will be informal, with time built in for refreshments and a chat, and the crafts and themes of workshops will respond to participants’ ideas.
Swadlincote Sing4Health Swadlincote £13,963 This new two-year project will run a weekly singing group for adults from the Swadlincote area of Derbyshire. The group will encourage attendance from people who have health problems like depression or dementia, with a view to the group helping their confidence and tackling isolation. The singing group will reach out to the local community by holding 10 performances in nursing homes. The project will address the issues of social/ emotional isolation, mental ill-health and general community and neighbourhood work.
Grapevine Project Buxton £50,000 This two-year project aims to stabilise and develop existing services provided by a mental health organisation based in the spa town of Buxton. It will improve the group’s drop-in, develop more support and activity groups and enable more people to use services and work on the shared community allotment.
Chesterfield & District
African Caribbean
Community Association
Chesterfield £26,394 This is a new initiative which will deliver 252 sessions of keep-fit, walking and advice sessions to elderly, isolated and infirm members of the African Caribbean community living in Chesterfield. The project will address issues of social and emotional isolation, age and mental ill-health.
Derby West Indian Community Association Derby £49,938 This two-year project will continue a programme of weekly activities previously funded by the Trust that are run by and for older people from the black and minority ethnic community. The project will run a range of sessions such as gentle fitness activities and film nights, enabling older people from the target communities to form friendships and feel less isolated. The project will run from the Cultural Community Centre in central Derby. It will address the issues of social/emotional isolation and mental ill-health.
Hodthorpe and Belph
Community Association
Hodthorpe £9,200 This existing two-year project, which is currently funded by the Trust, aims to bring community residents together weekly to enjoy each other’s company, learn new skills and make trips to local attractions and charity funded projects. It is based in the urban village of Hodthorpe and benefits residents from Hodthorpe, Belph, Whitwell and Creswell. The project addresses issues of general community and neighbourhood work, social or emotional isolation and age.
Home-Start Erewash Ilkeston £26,920 This two-year project will continue the running of a Family Support Group covering the Ilkeston North and Cotmanhay areas of Derbyshire. The group will support the parents of pre-school children, who have mental health issues and are facing challenges around confidence and isolation. The project will address the issues of social/ emotional isolation, mental ill-health and general community and neighbourhood work.
Ripley Amateur Boxing Club Ripley £24,069 This two-year project is the development of a previous two-year initiative that was funded by the Trust and involves running boxing based fitness community classes for the Elms and Porterhouse residents in Ripley, Derbyshire. The classes, which will run twice a week, aim to encourage 100 people of different backgrounds, ages and diversities to come together and to foster friendships as well as to promote health and fitness.
Derbyshire Friend Chesterfield £26,340 This new two-year project will build on the success of an LBGT social group for young people in Chesterfield by continuing this current service, as well as providing a further two social groups in Derby; one aimed at LGBT ethnic minority individuals; and one aimed at LGBT individuals aged between 18-30.
Church On The Bus  Chesterfield £19,098 This two-year project is based on work that has been piloted by the applicant. The project will run a social group for homeless and other vulnerable residents of central Chesterfield, using art as a focus of activities. The project addresses: social or emotional isolation, mental ill-health, and risk of offending.
Indian Community Centre Association  Derby £22,800 This new two-year project will deliver a lunch club for isolated elderly members of the Asian community at the Indian Community Centre in Derby. The project will allow participants to socialise, make friends, feel safe, and have healthy lunch together. The project will also match more active members of the community as peer mentors for isolated individuals and the project will help participants access other social care services.
Long Eaton Art Room  Long Eaton £20,192 This new 18-month project aims to establish a craft club for adults in the local area and will offer weekly sessions during term time, teaching people arts and crafts skills and allowing them to lead and shape the project. The project will be based in Long Eaton and will address issues relating to general community and neighbourhood work, social or emotional isolation and mental ill-health.
Loudsley Green Community Trust  Chesterfield £49,297 This new 24-month project aims to employ a qualified Community Organiser to visit residents of Grangewood and Birdholme (Chesterfield) in their homes and hear what they want to change in their area, to recruit volunteers and support the creation of new projects to engage people in community action.
People's Express  Swadlincote £34,564  This new project of 24 months duration will deliver 96 sessions of high quality and professionally-led arts-based activities to vulnerable and marginalised young people from the Swadlincote area. The agency will also provide 10 half day sessions during school holidays and organise showcase events to celebrate the work of the young people. 
Play and Recycling Centre  Derby £7,218 This new two-year project aims to hold social events for isolated older people offering them a chance to meet up with their neighbours, have a chat over a cup of tea and engage in crafts activities such as ‘make do and mend’. The project will be based in Derby, and addresses: social or emotional isolation, general community and neighbourhood work, and mental ill-health.
Positive 4 Young People CIC  Chesterfield £49,984 This new two-year project will support community leaders to work in their own communities and deliver activities for marginalised young people that they would not normally be able to access due to financial barriers. The activities will be delivered in three villages, North Wingfield, Clay Cross and Tupton and will address the issues of general community and neighbourhood work and social or emotional isolation.
Spiral Arts   Derby £42,710 This new 18-month project aims to deliver an engagement project for residents who live around the Arboretum park in Derby. The project, led by a residents’ steering group, will first deliver regular creative events leading up to the park’s 175th Anniversary in September 2015. Following the anniversary it will support the development of a ‘Friends of’ group.
The Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Derby   Derby £36,667 This new two-year project has emerged from the work the applicant has undertaken with young Roma people and their families. The project aims to create an informal educational space called 'The Hub' where it can bring students on placement from the University of Derby to help up-skill young Roma people living in the local area.
Upbeat Communities St Chads £34,630 This new one-year project aims to deliver a series of health and wellbeing related activities and events for the local people with a focus on bringing together refugees, migrants and the more settled community. There will be a fortnightly healthy cooking session, a fortnightly active/exercise session, monthly creative sessions and two larger events.
Mastin Moor Action Group Mastin Moor, Chesterfield £11,900 To engage local young people through the provision of a weekly multi-sports session and an annual day-trip. The project will take place in Mastin Moor near Chesterfield.
Pear Tree Playscheme Derby £49,540 To deliver two sessions of youth and community activities on weekday evenings and a day-long session on Saturdays primarily involving access to a lounge which will have pool and football tables, computer consoles and board games. The activities will cater for young people, their families and neighbours and will take place at the Brunswick Community Centre in the Pear Tree area of Derby.
Vox Feminrum Derby £18,000 To engage women from marginalised groups, LGBTQ, refugee women and disabled women from two deprived communities in Derby. They will undertake a range of creative activities developing their life stories into short monologues and theatre performances. There will be 5 outreach events, 83 workshop sessions and 10 performances.
Derby West Indian Community Association Derby £41,433 This new 24-month project will deliver a range of activities aimed at reducing social isolation within the local elderly BME population.
Ripley Amateur Boxing Club Ripley £24,975 To provide 192 weekly sessions of boxing based fitness classes delivered by qualified coaches to residents of the Porterhouse and Elms estates of Ripley, Amber Valley.
Hodthorpe and Belph Community Association Hodthorpe £10,000 To deliver a Monday afternoon club at the Working Men’s Club for older residents of Hodthorpe community.
Freedom Community Project Bolsover £32,868 To encourage local people of the Castle Estate in Bolsover to identify and set up ideas that tackle the needs of their community.
New Mills Women's Group New Mills £20,000 To deliver an arts-based programme for local people of all ages designed to build community cohesion in the New Mills area in the High Peak District.
Sahahra Ltd Derby £47,069 To provide a weekly community day and lunch aimed at the elderly living in the vicinity of Arboretum Park in Derby where the group’s centre is based and where activities will take place.
The Old Post Regeneration Association Ltd Newhall £39,020 To offer a range of weekly activities, from providing online access for job seekers to hosting children’s craft sessions and table tennis clubs.
Area 51 Urban Academy Bolsover £16,097 To provide affordable sports facilities for all age groups and abilities. The group currently run a martial arts club but this funding will enable them to purchase further equipment, improve the venue and offer a wider variety of sports.
Loundsley Green Community Centre Loundsley Green £25,000 Enable the organisation to refurbish the kitchen at the local community centre and run cookery skills classes and a skills sharing network for 100 local residents. The group intend to maximise contact between different groups, particularly focusing on skill sharing between generations.

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 Derbyshire £37,671 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.

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
Buxton and District Summer Club Buxton £5,980 The funding will provide a range of activities that are fun, support integration and provide opportunities to socialise. The project will also recruit young people from local schools to provide support as volunteers.
North Derbyshire Chargers Staveley £5,720 The project will develop the adult section of the rugby club and encourage more adults within the local community to become involved in a sport for the first time or return to activity if they have stopped participating in order to develop a healthier lifestyle.
The Farming Life Centre Bakewell & Buxton £5,879 Enable the centre to provide support to people in the early stages of dementia and their carers living in rural villages and outlying farms in the Bakewell and Buxton area.

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
Carers Trust   £46,855 To support carers and ensure they are making health choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
Children's Food Trust   £43,255 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   £90,000 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   £39,832 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.

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
The Conservation Volunteers   £27,932 Offer outdoor physical activity and participation in community-based environmental projects as part of an active group taking part in outdoor tasks.
Carers Trust   £46,801 To support carers and ensure they are making health choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
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.
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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