HealthDesire (Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton)

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HealthDesire (Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton)

The People’s Health Trusts (HealthDesire) programme which covers Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, is open for applications until the 12th October 2016.

HealthDesire is part of the Active Communities programme which provides grant funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year for projects designed and led by local people which target areas most affected by health inequalities. Projects will be small and local and could cover a few streets, a housing estate or a small village. They will last for between twelve months and two years and will make neighbourhoods better places to grow, live, work and age.

To date HealthDesire has made grants totalling £ £1,119,877 and previous projects supported include:

Brushstrokes, a community owned café is Smethwick which aims to empower residents in the area including newcomers (asylum seekers, refugees and migrants) to become more involved in running the café and to become café street champions.

Aspiring Futures CIC in Wolverhampton which received a grant of £46,584 to deliver regular weekly activities such as arts and fitness sessions, to isolated and marginalised older women from ethnic minority and Muslim communities.

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