tackling health inequalities in North and Mid Wales
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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 healthDiverse

Total amount raised for good causes £1,853,472

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
Parkfields Community Centre Flintshire


This two-year project aims to reinvigorate the Parkfields Community Centre, enabling it to provide activities for the local community around Bryn Gwalia, a housing estate in Mold, North East Wales. Initially the Centre will hold a range of listening events and activities to encourage residents to talk about what life is like in the locality, how it could be improved, and how the centre can support this. A programme of activities that compliment the centre’s existing provision will be developed in response to this, including after school clubs, craft activities, job clubs and holiday play schemes for children. The project particularly hopes to engage older people and those who are unemployed. Its aim is to build their skills and confidence and to reduce isolation.
RainbowBiz Limited  Flintshire  £32,419 This existing two-year project will provide support for local residents of the Connah’s Quay area of Deeside, in Flintside, Wales. It provides a regular opportunity to meet socially and take part in a community gardening or social activity. The project engages people experiencing isolation as a result of a disability or mental health issues and enables individuals to gain confidence and become more independent and connected to the local community. The project is volunteer-led, with existing and new volunteers shaping its delivery and development.
Shopnotori Foundation  Flintshire  £15,200 This new two-year project will provide opportunities for isolated Asian women living in Deeside, Flintshire, to improve their numeracy and literacy skills. It aims to help them break down language barriers in order to participate more in the wider community. The project, which has been developed through discussions held during a regular social group for women, aims to enhance their ability and skills and enable them to take on a more active citizenship role within the community.
Engedi Colwyn Bay


This two-year project will continue to deliver an existing programme of music events and workshops developed from feedback from community events held over the last five years. Overcoming the financial and logistical issues which currently prevent local people from accessing events, the idea is to create opportunities for the local community to engage with the arts, joining in and meeting up with other local people in arts workshops on a weekly basis. The project will create stronger social links by allowing local people from Colwyn Bay, to lead and share activities and create a stronger community.
Pigtown Theatre CIC Colwyn Bay £25,000 This new two-year project will provide theatre sessions for adults and children with additional needs in Colwyn Bay. There will be weekly adult sessions and monthly family ones as well as an annual community performance and annual visit to the theatre. The sessions will develop skills including improvisation, script work, movement, dance and voice. The intention is to support participants to develop confidence, team working and communication skills and for work to be shown to others.
NWAMI (North Wales
Association for
Multicultural Integration)
Colwyn Bay
& Llandudno
£21,224 This new one-year project aims to deliver both formal and informal English and Welsh language sessions, creative writing and social activities to people who speak English as a second language. The aim is to address the isolation that results from a lack of confidence in communicating. The project will benefit 20 people from Colwyn Bay and Llandudno – mainly those from ethnic minorities, including migrants and refugees – but will also benefit the wider community through increased communication and integration by participants. 
North Wales Link - Recovery Project Conwy £1,838 This two-year project aims to support the ability of individuals to effect positive change in their lives, working with people who are experiencing substance misuse, mental health or dual diagnosis issues. Working in the borough of Conwy, an area of North Wales with a largely coastal population, the project will support local people to reconnect and feel included through arts, walking and other social groups which have been developed alongside existing participants.
Tan Y Maen Ltd Gwynedd £26,716 This new two-year project will provide activities and wellbeing support for men of all ages so that they can get social and therapeutic support if they need it. Organised by Tan Y Maen, it will establish two new groups for men - one in Blaenau Ffestiniog and one in Dolgellau. The intention is to address the support needs of local men in these towns and enable early intervention to reduce severe mental health problems, self-harm and suicide. 
Conwy Valley Deafblind Group Conwy £15,000 This two-year project incorporates both new and existing activity and aims to deliver health and wellbeing sessions and social activities, to deafblind and other older people in the Conwy area, and deliver awareness-raising activities to the wider community (over 50s forum, Arthritis Care, Vision Support). 
Deafblind Group Wrexham Wrexham £15,000 This two-year project incorporates both new and existing activity and aims to deliver activities raising awareness of deaf-blindness, develop a drop-in centre, based in the Avow Centre in Wrexham, and promote digital inclusion.
Rhyl Deafblind 'Look Hear' Group Flintshire £15,000 This two-year project is the continuation and extension of existing work. It will provide a social group and intergenerational arts and craft work for deaf-blind individuals who will be supported by some students from Rhyl High School. Participants will come from the Flintshire and Conwy areas of Rhyl in Wales. 
Waengoleugoed (Waen) Chapel Outreach Group Denbigh and St Asaph £44,942 This new two-year project will see the development of services for older people living in Denbigh and St Asaph who are isolated and alone. The project will focus around volunteer befrienders who will provide home visits and support for older people to attend regular activities at the centre on a weekly and fortnightly basis. 
Bedford Street Community
Company Ltd
Rhyl £26,228 This project aims to improve and extend existing delivery of older people’s activities in Rhyl. It will include social activities, volunteering opportunities, a lunch club, I.T. training, financial advice, a film club, sing-alongs and community transport in order to promote independent and fulfilled lives.
Brecon and District Mind (BDM) Brecon and surrounding areas £48,012 This new two-year project from Brecon and District Mind, aims to tackle confidence issues in relation to employment amongst adults experiencing mental illness. It will provide job clubs, confidence training, mentoring, volunteering, social enterprise training and peer support across four sites in Powys: Brecon, Hay on Wye, Talgarth and Crickhowell.
Brymbo Heritage Group Brymbo £33,000 This new two-year project will involve recruiting members of the community to be heritage volunteers. The project will target older people with a weekly Wednesday morning volunteering session in which they will help to maintain local heritage sites. The project will also run special volunteering activities for younger volunteers during school holidays. The project will take place in Brymbo which is an old industrial area.
KIM Inspire Flintshire £36,948 This two-year project builds on existing work. KIM Inspire will create a health and wellbeing club for people who have poor mental health from Flintshire in Wales. Participants will learn gardening, food production, kitchen protocol, cooking and budgeting. They will also learn to develop their own coping strategies, build up their confidence and wellbeing.
Plas Derw Trust Ltd Holywell and Flint £28,207 This new two-year project is for people of all ages from the Holywell/Flint areas of North East Wales. Plas Derw Trust will run a programme of activities to enhance the local area which will include planning sessions, new skills development and outdoor practical activities.
Reactivate Wrexham £10,000 This new one-year project will provide a weekly drama class for children with special needs, particularly those from the Wrexham area. Classes will be taught by a drama specialist with experience of working with special needs children and will provide new experiences, teach skills, build self-esteem and provide an opportunity to perform for those involved. BTEC Performing Arts students from Bitesize Youth Theatre in Wrexham will work with volunteers to support the drama teacher and assist the children.
West Rhyl Young People's Project Denbighshire £42,693 This new project emerging from an existing LGBT project, aims to support and develop the lives of Trans people within the LGBT community in Denbighshire by empowering them to effect change in services and mainstream providers. It is proposed for 24 months and aims to remove barriers preventing access to skills, develop new and existing links to community groups, establish a pool of community activists, develop a training programme for community leadership, work with families, carers and parents of trans young people and provide youth engagement.
Craig y Don Croquet Club Llandudno £8,546 This existing one-year project aims to deliver capital improvements to the Craig Y Don Croquet Club’s clubhouse, Llandudno, so that the club’s facilities meet the needs of its growing membership.
Mid Powys Mind Llandrindod Wells £39,620 This expansion of current services will deliver a wider range and more accessible services to those experiencing mental health issues, living in Llandrindod Wells, and their families and carers. This will include an increase in wellbeing groups, activities, advice surgeries and drop-in sessions.
Your Space (Marches) Limited Wrexham £36,726 This new two-year project aims to deliver physical and therapeutic activities for children and young people with autism in Wrexham, along with a parent support group.
Waengoleugoed (Waen) Chapel Outreach Group Waen £10,000 Develop a social day care programme, run by volunteers, which provides support and activities for socially isolated elderly people.
Hajjat Welfare Trust Flintshire £9,892 Reduce social isolation and encourage companionship and increase confidence to empower women to take control of their own health and wellbeing.
Conwy Monkeys Climbing Club Conwy £5,230 Deliver climbing experiences for children living with disabilities to enable them to participate in a safe environment that is not normally accessible.
The Garth Hillside
Organic Garden
Llangollen £7,498 Provide a therapeutic support and learning programme through gardening to people affected by depression and anxiety.

A programme which involves supporting residents to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Engedi   £33,619 This two-year investment has been awarded through the People’s Health Trust Local Conversation programme, which involves supporting residents to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood.
Caia Park Partnership   £257,858 This two-year investment has been awarded through the People’s Health Trust Local Conversation programme, which involves supporting residents to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood.
Cymunedau’n Gyntaf Mon Communities First (Mon CF)   £337,980 This two-year investment has been awarded through the People’s Health Trust Local Conversation programme, which involves supporting residents to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood.

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Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
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.
Alzheimer's Society   £17,667 Provide a full-time dementia support worker who will assess the needs of people affected and help them maintain their independence and well-being.
Carers Trust   £35,871 To support carers and ensure they are making healthy choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
Royal Voluntary Service   £37,500 Allow people to remain independent at home, and active in their community, by providing the individual support they need as and when they need it.
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