tackling health inequalities in Edinburgh and the Lothians
Broxburn United Sports Club
Broxburn United Sports Club,
Broxburn
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.

Projects funded using money raised by healthShow

Total amount distributed to charities to date is: £435,099

ACTIVE COMMUNITIES

Active Communities is a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Castings House Residents Organisation Falkirk £6,580 To deliver a computer club for 38 residents of a sheltered housing complex in Falkirk, including the provision of two 6-week computer class for 10 tenants at a time. It aims to provide general community and neighbourhood work and address issues of social or emotional isolation and age
The Ripple Project Edinburgh  £34,027 This new initiative of 24 months duration will utilise the existing community cafe facility to provide training programmes in catering and associated skills to local people.
Equipmen Falkirk £37,320 To erect a men's shed in the Braes area of Falkirk and run activities focused on developing and utilising practical skills. The project is a response to concerns regarding mental health and suicide and will address the issues of social and emotional isolation, mental ill-health and unemployment.
Tranent Youth and Community Facility Tranent £12,500 This is an existing initiative which will be continued for a further 24 months to work with a new group of young people. It will deliver 100 weekly sessions enabling 12 young people to act as a youth forum and support their involvement in decision making across the locality.
Volunteer Centre Midlothian Dalkeith & Woodburn £29,088 This 18-month project aims to deliver a befriending service in two sheltered housing complexes and community venues in Dalkeith and Woodburn, Midlothian.
YMCA Edinburgh  Edinburgh  £29,576 This new two-year project has been developed out of the charity's existing holiday playscheme. It will run a play-ranger service for the local 9-storey block of flats at Cables Wynd House (known as the Banana flats) where there are 204 flats. This will be a structured and supervised outdoor play service which will make use of the flats' existing basketball court and neighbouring play park.
Broxburn United Sports Club Broxburn £32,733 To expand on the group's current programme and aims to deliver sports and social activities for older residents in the community. The project will be based in Broxburn and will increase the health and recreational opportunities for local people aged over 50.
Link Up Women's Support Centre Edinburgh £26,000 To deliver weekly lunch club sessions for a group of women from the Lochend area of Edinburgh. The project will focus specifically on mums with pre-school children.
North Edinburgh Arts Edinburgh £11,794 To build upon the success of an earlier initiative. It will engage 25 local residents from the Forth ward of Edinburgh in developing a theatrical production of the Penny Tenement Opera.

HEALTHY PLACES, HEALTHY PEOPLE - YEAR 2
Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Royal Voluntary Service   £42,828 Establish a Good Neighbours service, which will recruit, train and support a team of volunteers to provide practical help and support to older people in their neighbourhoods.
The Conservation Volunteers   £60,000 The funding will bring the community together, tackle social isolation and loneliness and put local people in control of their own outdoor spaces.

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Set up to address smaller and individual health and wellbeing issues that affect communities within our region, where getting the detail right really matters.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Pilmeny Youth Centre Leith  £8,816 Provide out-of-school sports and fitness activities for children aged between five and eight years old.
Eczema Outreach Scotland West Lothian £10,000 Offer a free, unique, peer support service to the most vulnerable families affected by childhood eczema in the most deprived communities of West Lothian

HEALTHY PLACES, HEALTHY PEOPLE - YEAR 1
Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Alzheimer's Society   £22,548 Provide a 'dementia cafe' in Edinburgh to provide people with dementia, their carers, and health and social care professionals a place to meet, provide support and access services.
The Conservation Volunteers   £27,932 Offer a free, unique, peer support service to the most vulnerable families affected by childhood eczema in the most deprived communities of West Lothian
Sustrans   £43,357 Develop an 'active travel for health project' in Edinburgh that will increase the levels of everyday walking and cycling, particularly among young people and people in areas of high health deprivation.
 
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