tackling health inequalities in Somerset and Dorset
Community bus project celebrates over £20,000 Funding

A two-year project has received £20,446 funding in a bid to tackle low educational attainment and social and emotional isolation in Bath.
 
The Community Bus scheme will offer local families access to the play equipment on the bus and have a safe area in which to play and socialise.
 
Around 75 people will benefit from the project with 8 families attending regularly.
 
Using money raised by HealthFull 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 HealthFull, said: “The projects are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region; we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are enabling people to live longer healthier lives.”
 
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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