tackling health inequalities in North Manchester
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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 healthSustain

Total amount raised for good causes is £1,655,056


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
Global Grooves  Mossley £49,900 This new two-year project stems from the successful Mossley Carnival and will give local residents of Mossley, a small town in Greater Manchester, the opportunity to develop a range of cultural and creative activities for young people, families and older people. The project will equip local residents to run their own events thereby enabling participants to get to know their neighbours and promoting community cohesion. A skills exchange will create an intergenerational project whereby older and younger members of the community come together through shared experience.
Oldham Tigers Oldham £14,979 This one-year project will continue the provision of fun physical activity aimed at young people in the Westwood and Coldhurst areas of Oldham from the local Bangladeshi community. Reaching young people across the secondary school age range (11-16yrs) it will provide them with the opportunity to participate in good quality sports activity, enabling them to meet other young people outside the school environment and make stronger social links in their local community.
Precious Gems Bolton £17,078 This two-year project will expand on the Knit and Natter pilot-project that Precious Gems has been running in a community centre in Halliwell. This group will continue to run a weekly activity programme involving sewing and knitting, and once a month this session will focus on art and drawing as suggested by existing participants. The group will be open to local women who are aged 50 and over; many of these will be increasingly isolated as they face the loss of family and work networks. The project will help build friendships and a sense of community.
Precious Gems Bolton £10,000 This existing two-year project will continue to deliver group work activity, including music and movement, for people with dementia and their carers living in Bolton. People living with dementia experience loneliness and stigma and their carers can become isolated and stressed. The project provides the opportunity to meet share experiences and improve their mental wellbeing. The idea came from the carers themselves and they will be involved in the management and delivery of the project.
Sparth Community Centre Association Rochdale £24,289 This twenty-two month project will continue to provide out of school provision for children and young people aged 5-14 years living in Sparth, an area close to Rochdale city centre. Through the activities, local children will develop their aspirations and improve in self-confidence. The out of school provision provides the opportunity to learn from other cultures and backgrounds in a safe and stimulating environment, improving social cohesion. Within the sessions children will take an active role in the planning and delivery of activities.
WAVE Adventure  Bolton £49,910 This is a new two-year project to work with adults living in Bolton, Greater Manchester who are experiencing long-term and enduring mental health issues. The project will reduce social isolation and empower and motivate the participants by giving them control and responsibility for a programme of predominantly outdoor sports and recreational activities of their choice. The activities will be led by the participants supported by expert practitioners who will ensure the activities, such as walking, team games, first aid training, leisure visits, rock climbing, mountain biking and canoeing are well planned and safe. Those participants wishing to develop stronger leadership roles will be supported and encouraged to access relevant training. As some of the planned activities, lend themselves to charitable action it is hoped that this will enable participants to support other disadvantaged groups.
BOLTON SMART ENTERPRISE C.I.C. Bolton £10,350 This new one-year project has been developed by a steering group of young people and aims to establish an open access youth provision in the Rumworth area of Bolton. The project will focus on the arts including drama and music, enabling young people to meet and form new and meaningful friendships and relationships and enjoy new experiences with other young people from different cultures. Through the established steering group young people will be able to continue developing and shaping the project on an ongoing basis, ensuring they are able to determine the content of sessions.
Falinge Community Group Rochdale £11,231 This new 14-month project will provide a programme of activities to raise the confidence of residents of all ages living on the Falinge estate in Rochdale, helping them to become role models and champions for the rest of the local community. Local volunteers will shape the project by joining a project committee, which will work with the management group to lead the project.
Farnworth Baptist Church Farnworth £45,790 A new, two-year project aiming to empower adult refugees, asylum seekers and migrants living in Farnworth in Bolton through the provision of English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes and group activities. 
Operation Farm Hyde £40,047 This new two-year project will bring together a group of regular volunteers aged 55 and over who will assist with running an allotment and orchard in the Hyde area of Tameside, a borough of Greater Manchester. The volunteers are current attendees of a local active ageing centre and the project will provide opportunities to learn new skills and socialise with others outdoors, building stronger social links and ties between neighbours. Volunteers will be able to shape the project by suggesting improvements to the sessions and requesting new skills they wish to learn.
Westwood and Coldhurst Womens Association Oldham £32,420 This is new two-year project will deliver an engagement programme for hard-to-reach women from ethnic minorities, with a particular focus on Bangladeshi women, living in Coldhurst, Oldham. It will help reduce isolation, increase confidence, and support independent living, leading to a more cohesive community through the provision of conversation classes, craft sessions, tea and coffee mornings, open days, seminars, outreach and information. The activities offered will be decided by participants, who will also oversee their review.
Wigan & Leigh Young Carers Wigan Borough  £39,542 This new two-year project is the development of an existing young adult carers’ social group. It will deliver a tailored and flexible transition support service to those aged 14-24 in Wigan borough, who provide unpaid care for a family member who has a chronic illness, disability, mental ill health, sensory impairment or substance misuse issues. The project will promote self-determination, building on principles of empowerment and social action. The project will be user-led, with the charity board including two young adult carers. 
Sparth Community Centre Association Rochdale £47,105 This existing 22 month project, previously funded by the Trust, aims to continue to provide a range of inclusive out of school provision for children and young people living in and around the Sparth area of Rochdale.
Bury Cancer Care Support Centre Bury £36,000 This new two year project will introduce a new drop-in session which will offer more flexibility for existing and new users of the centre in Bury which is currently open three days a week, 10.30am-4pm. This will enable the group to reach people in the community with cancer (or relatives of people with cancer) who are unable to access the established service but need and value support.
Greenacres Community Association Oldham £48,791 This two year project is the development of existing work and will feature a range of activities including regular six week cooking courses, a monthly cinema event, a programme of sewing activities, regular baking sessions and an annual 'Great British Bake Off' style event, weekly fitness session, a lunch club for older people and quarterly open days. Local people have suggested and shaped the project from the outset and the applicant has successfully piloted some elements.
Intraquest Community CIC Oldham £38,151 This new two year project will deliver a programme of regular parents/families activities including a weekly drop-in for parents, sessions for baby yoga, and relaxation activities for kids as well as a 12 week course on parenting skills.
Men Behaving Dadly Oldham £30,447 This two-year project is the extension and development of existing work funded by the Trust. It will provide opportunities for dads and male carers to get involved in a variety of activities to promote and improve their own health and wellbeing and that of their families. A health worker will help deliver a range of fun and engaging activities including cooking, walks, arts, play and physical activities.
Oldham Tigers Oldham £12,340 This new one year project aims to offer physical activities predominantly aimed at the local Bangladeshi community in Oldham, with activities including football, boxing, circuit training, football, Bollywood dancing, Capoeira and hip hop dancing.
Demesne Community Association  Middleton £46,997 This two year project will provide a structured programme of activities for local children in West Middleton after school, at weekends and during school holidays. Children and their families will be consulted and invited to plan activities which are likely to feature arts, crafts, sports, cooking, homework support and themed projects.
Pride Media Association Ltd  Middleton £40,223 This two year project is the development of a scheme which ran between 2010 and June 2014. It will provide a programme of technology-themed activities, mini-projects and workshops which will take place at the local library and community centre in West Middleton for local older people. Participants will learn and become confident with technology and develop skills based around their interests.
LGBT North West  Rochdale and Heywood £21,491 This new two year project will build on work already piloted with a group of 15 young LGBT people who have experienced bullying and homophobia, many having self-harmed as a result, to provide peer support to other young people experiencing difficulties because of their sexuality.
Global Grooves  Mossley £41,750 This new two year project will provide residents of Micklehurst and Waterton Lane Estates with the opportunity to take part in arts workshops to learn new skills, volunteer and produce a carnival event as a culmination of the work they produce through the project.
Inspire Middleton  Middleton £37,596 This two year project is the extension of an existing programme. The group will run a series of courses including ones on wellbeing, parenting for dads, art and photography, and accredited courses such as maths, social media and basic IT.
Oldham Play Action Group  South Chadderton £43,227 This two year project will develop ideas already piloted by the organisation as well as providing new projects to local people living in South Chadderton in order to improve neighbourliness and community spirit.

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 Bury £6,475 This new ten month project is for an informal Reiki group to take part in fortnightly creative sessions including writing, music, and crafts such as sewing and knitting. It will lead to them putting together a performance/presentation of their individual stories.
Wigan Growing Network  Wigan £20,592 This new 18 month project will provide local communities in Wigan and Leigh with the opportunity to learn about bee keeping and the associated skills.
Women for Well Women  Leigh £31,402 This new two year project will provide an advocacy worker to support women in Leigh who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse. The project will provide arts and crafts sessions so women can relax together and learn new skills as well as accessing the advocacy service.
Spotlight on Falinge Falinge £29,180 To deliver activities by upgrading a building in Falinge park as a hub run by local people for local people.
Water Adventure Centre Droylesden £34,340 To deliver groups, activities and support devised by a core group of local young people who will meet every month during the duration of the project to plan programmes for activities.
The Mosses Community Association Bury East £25,000 To deliver youth provision for young people in Bury East. Activities will take place twice per week, one centre based and one outreach totalling 192 sessions. The activities will include a place to meet friends, play sports and console games.
Redeeming our Communities Radcliffe £21,887 The project aims to deliver a new a drop-in Café twice a week where people living in the Radcliffe, Greater Manchester can eat quality food, interact with one other, and enrich their own quality of life through informal and formal opportunities.
Sparth Community Centre Association Sparth £43,465 To deliver a range of inclusive out of school activities for children and young people (5-14) from Sparth delivered by local people and volunteers benefitting 51 young people regularly.
Greenacres Community Association Greenacres & Clarksfield £27,365 The project aims to deliver a programme of three monthly intergenerational activities and quarterly community events for people in Greenacres and Clarksfield with the intention of bringing together local people from different generations and cultural backgrounds.
Harmony Youth Project Halliwell, Bolton £9,144 To deliver a photography project targeted at disadvantaged groups living in Halliwell (Bolton). Weekly two hour sessions will bring people together and culminate in the production of a photography wall for benefit of the entire community.
Hope Fellowship CIC Bury £10,598 To hold a monthly event for people of all ages and provide the opportunity for residents of Whitefield, Bury to mix and engage in in social activities together
Keeping our Girls Safe Oldham £24,997 This project aims to deliver a preventative programme to girls 'at risk of sexual exploitation' in which girls age 14-16 from the Chadderton area of Oldham will explore different features of relationships, with this including sexual exploitation, through multimedia in order to improve life chances and self esteem
Men Behaving Dadly Oldham £28,847 To deliver a weekly session for fathers and other male carers and their children from Waterhead ward in Oldham. Families can learn new skills, be signposted to local services and develop peer networks
Rochdale Women's Welfare Association Rochdale £23,557 To deliver support and training for ten newly recruited unemployed female volunteers from the Wardleworth area of Rochdale who will lead weekly luncheon clubs and after-school sessions within the local community.
Hyde Community Action Hyde £38,261 To deliver peer support for Bengali women in Hyde addressing mental health and domestic abuse issues through training a team of 15 local Bengali women volunteers who will support 120 local women.
Leigh Youth & Community Development Trust Leigh £25,000 To run an 'Urban Sports Project' in the Pennington, Trees Estate and Christchurch areas of Leigh.
Community Coaching Solutions Bolton £12,500 Deliver classes in to educate young children and parents into learning the fundamental basics of phonics and numbers through a variety of sporting activities to build a stronger and more confident community.
North Area Partnership Rochdale £14,091 Provide a weekly programme of opportunities and yoga/tai chi, tea & coffee social afternoons, walking, luncheon club and art to support local older people.
Vision Youth & Community  Oldham £11,246 A project to improve the self-confidence, self-esteem and employability if excluded and isolated boys aged 13-16 of British Bangladeshi heritage living in the Coldhurst ward of Oldham
Chadderton Community Federation Networks Chadderton  £13,350 Develop a programme of family friendly activities in that incorporate a programme of training and development for local residents and volunteers.

Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Youth Sport Trust   £37,500 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.
Dementia UK   £45,000 Allow Dementia UK to provide specialist dementia care through its admiral nursing programme.
Mencap   £33,131 Extend the Gateway Club network and Gateway Awards programme, and help to improve the health, well-being and social inclusion of young adults.
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.

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
Boldway Action Group Rochdale £8,480 The funding will deliver a health and fitness programme for children and young people living the area of Newbold, Rochdale. The programme will include weekly fitness sessions delivered for 2 hours per week over 36 weeks and weekend walking activities culminating in a weekend walking and map reading in the Lake District.
Making a Difference - Tameside Tameside £10,000 To provide a wide range of learning activities for adults who have suffered mental health problems to help them regain and develop life skills which will enable them to live more confidently and independently in their local community.

Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Dementia UK   £59,328 Allow Dementia UK to provide specialist dementia care through its admiral nursing programme and work in partnership with Making Space, Warrington.
Mencap   £31,030 Extend the Gateway Club network and Gateway Awards programme, and help to improve the health, well-being and social inclusion of young adults.
Children's 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.
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