tackling health inequalities in North Manchester
Rochdale charity receives thousands of pounds funding

A 22-month project in Rochdale has received £43,465 funding.
 
Sparth Community Centre Association, a registered charity based on Norman Road, will provide a range of out-of-school activities for five to 14-years-old.
 
Volunteers will assist in delivering the entertainment, which will include a play scheme, girls club and a youth forum. The project will tackle low educational attainment and improve community cohesion.
 
Using money raised by HealthSustain Community Interest Company (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.
 
Chris Lunn, director of HealthSustain CIC, said: “This project is extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region; we look forward to hearing more about how the initiative supports people to live longer healthier lives.”
 
HealthSustain CIC has raised £795,669, through The Health Lottery, for health-related good causes in Northern Manchester.
 
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.

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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