Sunday, 12 March 2017

Good news as People's Health Trust gives to two great local causes

The People's Health Trust has awarded sizeable grants to Northumberland Community Development Company and Hexham Youth Initiative to help them continue and drive forward the great work they do.
People's Health Trust is an independent charity which invests in local communities to help specifically target the issue of health equality.

£44,200 has been allocated to Northumberland Community Development Company for their "Let's Get Together" project. This new two-year project aims to build on existing activities taking place in a cluster of five villages in South Tynedale and create new opportunities for inter-village projects. Community volunteers will be trained in each location to help local people develop and deliver a programme of inter-generational activities.

£18,732 has been allocated to Hexham Youth Initiative for their "Hexham East - Fit for the Future" project. This new two-year project aims to deliver seasonal activities during term-time and school holidays for children and young people aged 8-16 years living in Hexham East, Northumberland, in order to build self-esteem and improve wellbeing. A Youth Leaders Group will design and organise the programme based on the requests of the young people. Day trips will also be organised in the school holidays for the young people and their families to socialise together and with others in the community. There will be steering groups which will include at least six young people to oversee and further shape the project as it is being delivered.

It is great that these two excellent initiatives have been recognised by PHT, and that with these grants the project can continue to go from strength to strength.