tackling health inequalities in South Yorkshire
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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 healthRich

Total amount distributed to charities to date is: £1,518,921


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

Pakistan Advice and Community Association, Fir Vale



This two-year project will build on initial work done by volunteers over the last year. These volunteers have begun to explore how outside space behind the Pakistan Advice and Community Association building in Sheffield can be used for six community activity sessions per week. The project seeks to bring local communities together, including elders and young people, and families most of whom are Roma, white English, Pakistani, Polish, Yemeni and Somali heritage. Activities will be designed by Community Organisers, who will listen to community members and then develop ideas for sessions around themes such as music, dance, film and gardening. A project steering committee will be established, with each session having its own steering group and the expectation that some of these will become independent by the end of the project.

African Women's Health Group



This new two-year project will enable women from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities living in the Darnall area of Sheffield to socialise and take part in activities together including a twice weekly lunch. Women will prepare and cook national dishes to share as well as taking part in dance, craft and textile based activities. The activity will be overseen by a trained counsellor who will enable women to share cultural experiences and unravel personal stories providing support and building friendships.

Disability Sheffield Centre for Independent Living Limited



This two-year project will expand existing activities to enable disabled adults in Sheffield to enjoy fun and social cycling sessions year-round. Cycling improves physical and mental health and the activity breaks down social isolation and supports the integration of people with disabilities in the wider community.  The project was initiated by disabled people themselves and is now delivered by a disability user-led organisation, with participants feeding into the design and development of activities.

Manor After School Kids Klub (MASKK)



This new two-year project replicates and adapts an existing project run in the Manor area, delivering it to a new community in the Lowedges Estate. The project will build on recent activities supported during the summer holidays and provide two opportunities for local families to come together each week at the Lowedges Community Centre and enjoy activities and a meal together with one session for children over 5 and one for children under 5, as well as a monthly workshop for parents.

Personalisation Forum Group



This new 18-month project will establish a Wellness Centre and support the delivery of five community-led activity sessions per week residents of all ages from Denaby near Doncaster. The activities aim to provide a safe and supportive community space for residents to meet and socialise, which is needed as the area lacks natural meeting places, such as cafés. The initiative will be led by a steering group of local residents and the programme will be delivered by local volunteers.

Support 4 Change Doncaster


This new two-year project will support the activities of a new organisation in Doncaster, supporting individuals who are affected by the alcohol or drug use of their friends or family. Through a weekly support group participants will be able access to professional therapeutic support, outing, complementary therapies for relaxation and wellbeing and activities to support self-esteem and wellbeing. This is a user-led project which has been set up by participants and will continue to be developed and shaped by members.

Community Reaching You Askern £14,044 This is an expansion of an existing programme for a further two years. It will deliver 200 sessions of group support to enable local people from the villages of Askern and Campsall near Doncaster who are experiencing personal problems and difficulties to access support and undertake local community projects and activities.
DIAL Barnsley Limited   £42,438  
Rotherham Abuse
Counselling Service Limited
Rotherham £19,206 This new two-year project aims to deliver a weekly peer support group for adult survivors of abuse in Rotherham to enable them to build confidence/self-esteem and reduce isolation. The content of sessions will be determined by participants, but may include jewellery making, outings or inviting speakers to the group.
Sheffield ME Group Sheffield £40,822 This 24-month project builds on an existing idea and will offer a range of events and meetings throughout the Sheffield area so that people with CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia have the opportunity to meet each other without the need to expend their valuable energy travelling too far. These local events will include support meetings (simple coffee and chat), wellness days (holistic or alternate activities) or information/awareness days, benefits advice clinics and/or self-help and management of the illness.
Sparkle Sheffield Sheffield £31,713 This existing 24-month project will expand on engagement work that has been carried out with local families. A variety of regular activities will be delivered for families with autistic children in Sheffield to come together and receive support from other parents. Activities will include support groups, bowling, soft play sessions, mentor support visits and an annual autism fayre to broaden understanding of autism for the wider community.
Speakup Rotherham £39,544 This new two-year project aims to set up small peer support groups for 150 people with learning disabilities and/or autism in Rotherham, whereby participants will help each other with everyday problems.
The High Street Centre Ltd Rotherham £43,123 This is a new project of 24 months duration which will deliver 232 sessions of weekly activity for 300 adults and children of all ages including a volunteer training programme, in Rawmarsh a small town to the north of Rotherham.
Sheena Amos Youth Trust Rotherham £36,000 This new two-year project aims to bring together two communities of interest with which the applicant currently works separately: young LGBT people and young people affected by HIV. The project will deliver a youth leadership programme, giving young people the opportunity to work towards achieving V volunteering Awards and Duke of Edinburgh awards, as well as being responsible for planning 4 community events each year.
Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance (REMA) Rotherham £21,926 This new two-year project aims to provide a women’s conversation club for isolated refugee and asylum seeking (RAS) women living in the area who do not speak much English with advocacy services alongside the club.  
Rotherham United (Great Millers) Youth Forum Rotherham £36,798 This existing two-year project will provide activity sessions for a diverse group of young people aged 13 to 25 living in the Rotherham West ward. 
Cortonwood Comeback Community Centre Brampton £34,082 This new two-year project aims to set up a community arts/drama project for residents of all ages in Brampton. The activities will be designed to bridge the gap between the generations and promote community cohesion, giving people easy access to the arts and volunteering opportunities and access to training and development.
Doncaster Ethnic Minority Regeneration Partnership Doncaster £36,672 This new one-year project aims to run recreational and integrational activities for local and newly-arrived young women in the Hyde Park area of Doncaster.  
Fundamentals Basketball Club Doncaster £16,222 This new two-year project aims to expand the applicant’s work and develop inter-generational and mixed ability sessions and events.  
Holmescarr Ark & Crafts Ltd Doncaster £32,102 This two-year project is the development of a recently delivered community growing initiative. The project will run gardening workshops, community events and will support its current volunteers to connect with the wider community. 
Learn for Life Enterprise Sheffield £39,900 This new two-year project aims to set up a welcome group for new arrivals and local community members, predominantly refugees and asylum seekers. The group will run weekly social sessions, offering participants to meet, share skills, develop friendships and be signposted to local services. 
Open Minds Theatre Company (South Yorkshire) Rotherham £27,480 This new two-year project aims to train adults with medium to severe learning disabilities predominantly from minority ethnic backgrounds to devise and deliver workshops surrounding attitudes to disability and ethnicity that can be delivered at local schools, businesses and other community groups. 
Park Community Action Sheffield £48,159 This new two-year project aims to establish a community café, running twice a week, from the community centre in Manor Castle. The project will recruit a large team of local volunteers to support delivery of the café, and provide an informal and sociable space for the community to eat together.   
Mothers of Burngreave Network Group Burngreave, Sheffield £18,628 This 24-month intergenerational project will develop the self-confidence, knowledge and skills of mothers and young people by training 25 Somali women and ten Somali young people (male and female) as Community Animateurs who will reach 200 members of the community with activities.
Burngreave Tenants and Residents Association Burngreave, Sheffield £31,824 This 10-month scheme is an extension of an existing programme which provides a friendly, relaxed environment where residents from Verdon Street in Burngreave can gather and socialise. Many of the beneficiaries are isolated parents who have issues with parenting or low-level mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression or do not have English as a first language.
Flying Futures CIC Hatfield Water Park, Doncaster £13,988 This new two-year project aims to train a team of volunteers who will organise and run social and physical activities for the community at the lake in Hatfield Water Park where the group is based. The volunteers are likely to be unemployed young people and the beneficiaries of the programme will be the community living in the Dunscroft and Stainforth areas of Doncaster.
Manor After School Kids Klub (MASKK) Manor Park area £43,964 This two-year project has been developed as a result of the group’s experience of delivering and piloting a variety of clubs, groups and activities across the Manor Area. It will create a family café style programme with activities for children and young people aged 7 to 15, with their families encouraged to attend. Fun activities will be put on and a hot meal provided to ensure that during the holidays children who would normally receive free school lunches still get a hot meal.
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Doncaster £40,928 This new two-year project builds upon earlier work and will enable The Friends of Woodfield Park in Doncaster to deliver a total of 256 sessions of community activities in the Woodfield Park and in a local school.
Key Changes - Unlocking Women's Potential Sheffield £47,041 To run weekly formal and informal classes including IT, sewing, jewellery making, and cooking.
Swinton Lock Activity Centre Swinton Lock £47,035 The educational activities for adults facing social isolation, loneliness and illness and for children /young people either permanently excluded from mainstream education due to their involvement in anti-social and criminal behaviour.
Friends of Frecheville Frecheville £12,800 Provide support in the form of one-to-one help, friendships, chair-aerobics and one-off trips. The project will deliver weekly activities over a 12-month period helping a total of 36 individuals.
APNA HAQ Limited Rotherham £21,471 The funding will enable Apna Haq to support the local women on its advisory committee to share issues that affect them, share skills, knowledge and lead to greater self-confidence and community cohesion.
Rotherham Seahorse Society Rotherham £7,819 The funding will enable the applicant to run a weekly support group for carers of people with mental ill-health. The group will meet every week to socialise together, exercise, train and organise events.
Ellesmere Youth Project Sheffield £2,500 To improve life outcomes for the local area by helping at risk young people take the initiative in dealing with specific issues such as gang violence, drugs, mental ill-health and crime. The project will deliver a youth club and provide tailored support on a group and individual basis.
Burngreave Tenants and Residents Association Sheffield £13,750 Develop a new project aimed at promoting integration and cohesion in the community living around Verdon Street in Burngreave, Sheffield. The project will provide weekly coffee morning drop-in sessions and zumba classes along with monthly ‘cook and eat’ sessions.
Doncaster Ethnic Minority Regeneration Partnership Doncaster £16,701 To train 12 young Asian women as volunteers to deliver a weekly luncheon club for the elderly Asian community. The project is based in Hyde Park Ward and will benefit 12 volunteers and 12 elderly attendees over one year.
Growing a Greater Bentley Bentley £19,337 To work with 42 people aged 16 and over to deliver a Horticulture Skills Training course (leading to a City and Guilds level one); a weekly craft session; 30 Green Team sessions where particular green spaces will be worked on, and six social events. The project aims to build skills in horticulture and traditional crafts for people who will pass on these skills through voluntary projects in the community.
The High Street Centre Ltd Rotherham £21,368 To improve the health and well-being of local people by providing three regular exercise related activities. The project will run in Rawmarsh area of Rotherham for a 16 month period using a combination of qualified leader and local volunteers, who will receive training as part of the project, to run the activities.
Personalisation Forum Group Doncaster £25,000 To develop the Community Central project in the Intake area of Doncaster. The project aims to create a sustainable community and peer support network. The project will focus on citizen skills and strengths facilitating local skills exchanges. The project will support local people to share their skills with others to benefit the whole community, increase community cohesion, improve health and combat loneliness and isolation.


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
Rotherham Disability Sports Forum Rotherham £8,643 Run a Paralympic-themed athletics project designed for disabled adults in Rotherham.
Sheffield Yoga for ME / CFS Sheffield £10,000 Specialist yoga classes for sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS.
Trade Base Trust Sheffield £9,562 Community allotment for local people with learning disabilities to improve their physical and mental health through participation.
Sheffield General Cemetery Trust Sheffield £9,400 Conservation and gardening project for 160 volunteers to learn horticultural skills while improving their health and interacting with others in the community.
Wayne Sables Project Sheffield £5,700 Produce a film about health issues people in the area face including people from the area aged between 14 and 80 years old.
Local Enterprises Around Food (Leaf) Sheffield £7,338 To promote a healthy living network by using allotment plots where local people can learn how to grow their own vegetables and receive advice on how to cook the produce they grow instead of eating fast food.

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   £40,089 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.
Youth Sport Trust   £37,500 The project will work with schools and colleges to build confidence, support learning and improve the quality of life of young people under the age of 19.
The Conservation Volunteers   £27,932 Offer outdoor physical activity and participation in community-based environmental projects as part of an active group taking part in outdoor tasks.
Mencap   £31,030 Extend the Gateway Club network and Gateway Awards programme, and help to improve the health, well-being and social inclusion of young adults.
Carers Trust   £46,801 To support carers and ensure they are making healthy choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
Children's Food Trust   £44,069 Provide cooking clubs as a practical, fun and hands-on approach to helping people learn and understand how to eat and live a healthy lifestyle.
Youth Sport Trust   £43,750 Support sports in schools and ensure health education is embedded into club activities and act as a catalyst to promote the wider health agenda in schools.



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