A two-year project in Stockton-on-Tees has received a £17,950 funding boost.
People Linking At Newtown Together, the organisation that applied for funding, will use the funding to develop an existing project that aims to address social and emotional isolation caused by age.
The weekly project will bring together those aged over 70, who live on the Newham Grange Estate, to sessions where they can meet-up, chat and join in various activities such as card and board games as well as enjoying day trips or visits from local school children.
Using money raised by HealthImprove 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.
Chris Lunn, director of HealthImprove CIC, said: “The project is extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across the region; we look forward to hearing more about how this initiative is supporting people to live longer, healthier lives.”
HealthImprove CIC has raised £761,262, through The Health Lottery, for health-related good causes in County Durham.
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.