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Derby Charity Receives £41,000 funding

Derby West Indian Community Association is celebrating receiving a grant of £41,433.

Using money raised by HealthCalm CIC through The Health Lottery, this grant has been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups.

This new 24 month project will deliver a range of activities aimed at reducing social isolation within the local elderly BME population. The weekly activities will take place in the West Indian Community Centre in Derby benefitting 150 people with 75 regular attendees.  A group of local volunteers will assist with the running of the activities. The project will address issues of social and emotional isolation, age and general community and neighbourhood work.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthCalm said: "This project, supported using money raised by HealthCalm, is extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals in this region, we look forward to hearing more about how this initiative enables people to live longer healthier lives.".

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.

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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