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Cambridgeshire charities celebrate thousands of pounds funding

Two charity groups in Cambridgeshire are celebrating sharing £87,180 between them.
 
Using money raised by HealthCommit Community Interest Company (CIC), through The Health Lottery, grants have been awarded by People’s Health Trustthrough Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups.
 
The two charities celebrating the funding are:

Fusion Holiday Projects, based on the Oxmoor Estate in Huntingdon, received £39,897 toward a two-year project that will focus on community engagement and raising the aspirations of young people in the area.

The Meadows Children and Family Wing, at the Meadows Community Centre in Cambridge, received £48,283 to deliver bi-weekly drop-in sessions for parents with toddlers and pre-school children; sessions for older siblings during school holidays; and meetings of small groups of women who are victims of domestic violence.

Chris Lunn, director of HealthCommit CIC, 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.”
 
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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