- The Peoples Projects
- Release date:
- 6 4 2017
Three projects across ITV Calendar North have each won up to £50,000 of National Lottery funding to support their local communities.
Arch-Way Project, Campsall 4a Trust and Carers Wakefield and District have won the most public votes in The People’s Projects, which saw 95 projects across the UK compete for grants to develop their work further.
The People’s Projects is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, ITV/STV and The National Lottery which gives the public the chance to decide how £3 million of National Lottery funding could make a difference in their local area.
The three projects that received the most public votes in ITV Calendar North are:
All Together Now by Arch-Way Project in Halifax, which received £40,550 to offer a variety of social and therapeutic activities for older people who are at risk of developing, or who already live with, dementia. Activities will include massage, a Christmas party and live music. This will help to alleviate the symptoms of dementia and improve mental health by reducing stress and anxiety often associated with the condition.
Something for Everyone by Campsall 4a Trust in Doncaster, which was awarded £50,000 to run a variety of activities for the local community, including parent and toddler groups, summer holiday sports sessions for young people and crafts activities for older people. This will enable people from disadvantaged backgrounds and rural villages to come together, reducing isolation and improving community relations.
Helping Carers Care by Carers Wakefield and District in Wakefield, which got a grant of £35,961, will provide a programme of support activities for unpaid carers in the local area. Activities will include counselling services, complementary therapy sessions and a programme called Looking After Me, which will enable participants to focus on their own needs and aspirations. This will improve the mental and physical health and wellbeing of carers.
Dawn Austwick, Big Lottery Fund Chief Executive, said: “We are proud to be supporting this year’s winners in The People’s Projects. They are using National Lottery funding to bring people together and give them the opportunity to build their skills, make new friends and learn from one another. We want to congratulate these great projects and look forward to seeing the positive difference they make to local communities.”
Films and more information on each of the projects are available at www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk
Since 2005, around £39 million has been awarded through the Big Lottery Fund, the National Lottery and ITV/STV partnership to 865 Good Causes across the UK.
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Notes to Editors:
- The National Lottery was created in 1994 with the ambition of changing lives across the nation. To date, over 4,400 new millionaires have been created and over £36 billion has been raised for Good Cause projects.
- Every time you play The National Lottery, you are making a difference, by contributing towards the staggering £30 million raised every week for good causes. Every part of the UK is reached, and over 500,000 projects have been funded, averaging 160 projects per postcode. These projects help to build local communities, power sports teams, save the environment, unleash creative talent, empower the elderly, unlock young potential and help change our nation for the better.
- The People’s Projects is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, ITV and the National Lottery which gives the public the chance to have a say in how National Lottery funding is spent in their community.
- The competition funds projects that improve the lives of people and communities across the UK.
- This year 57 awards of up to £50,000 are up for grabs across the UK – three awards in each ITV region.
- For more information on shortlisted groups and voting visit www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk
- The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. We put people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.
- We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Last year we awarded £583 million and supported around 12,000 projects across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
- Since June 2004 we have awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.