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Buckhaven charity receives £38,000 funding

Published on January 15, 2014 by Chris Lunn

Local charity CLEAR Buckhaven has received £38,564 funding.
Using money raised by HealthGift 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.
This new two year project aims to run a programme of activities for local residents that will include: growing and environment conservation sessions and outreach events at community centres and Kids clubs in Buckhaven. The purpose is to mobilise a disadvantaged community to become active, improve green spaces around the town, grow and cook fresh food locally, and become more active by gardening, walking, cycling and enjoying the improved surroundings.
Chris Lunn, Director of HealthGift, said: ‘The projects, supported using money raised by HealthGift, are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals and we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are supporting people to live longer healthier lives.’
John Hume, Chief Executive, 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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