tackling health inequalities in Durham and Teesside
The Willows Centre
The Willows Centre,
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.

Tackling health inequalities

HealthImprove Community Interest Company (CIC) exists to tackle health inequalities across Durham and Teesside. It raises money to help reduce health inequalities in the area. It does this by running a society lottery and working collaboratively with independent charity, People's Health Trust to develop local interventions.

We donate the good causes funds we raise to People's Health Trust, who invests these in communities wishing to make their neighbourhoods even better places to grow, live, work and age.

This grant making trust funds local people who have great ideas about how they can make their neighbourhoods even better places to grow, live, work and age.

Click here to find out more about People's Health Trust.

Funding raised so far by HealthImprove CIC

Working with HealthImprove, People's Health Trust has made grants to many local groups.

Tees Valley Arts

Tees Valley Arts were awarded £42,340 to develop the Thorntree Roses group for women living on the Thorntree Estate in east Middlesbrough, Tees Valley.  Thorntree Roses is a regular arts and crafts activity group previously funded by the Trust. It has expanded to support younger women as well as the women (60+) that initially came up with the idea. The project will continue to deliver weekly arts activities, regular celebration events and cultural trips as well as build on and progress the strengths and potential of members so that they can gain the confidence and skills to take ownership of the group in the long term.

Find out more about projects helping to tackle health inequalities in HealthImprove.

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