tackling health inequalities in Leeds and Wakefield
Eastmoor Community Garden Assoication
Eastmoor Community Garden Assoication,
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 healthAmaze

Total amount raised for good causes is £1,656,616

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
Hyde Park Source Limited Leeds £12,735 This existing two-year project aims to continue monthly community Action Days on Rosebank Millennium Green, Leeds, where local residents will participate in outdoor activities such as maintaining the pathways, clearing litter, planting and harvesting fruit trees and undertaking wildlife surveys. There will also be two ‘Gala’ events per year to celebrate the work, and an annual ‘Remembering the Rosebank’ two-day event, where residents will be able to share memories of the area. The activities and events (expected to involve 150 people) will strengthen cultural and intergenerational links in the community and reduce social isolation, and the physical improvements to the space will foster a sense of pride and ownership of it, in turn helping to decrease crime and anti-social behaviour.
Beat Autism Wakefield £19,734 This new two-year project aims to deliver support sessions for parents of autistic children: a monthly support and friendship group for Dads and weekly crisis drop-in sessions for parents who may lack the confidence to attend regular support sessions. The activities will enable participants to meet others in similar circumstances and to gain support from sharing experiences and learning coping strategies. There will also be social activities or trips for the Dads’ group to enable them to form new friendships, take time out from their families and be themselves. Benefiting people through the Wakefield area, all sessions will be led by the parents themselves; at the drop-in sessions families will be ‘buddied up’ with others in similar situations and it is hoped that increased feelings of self-esteem will lead to their participation in the applicant’s existing weekly support sessions.
Black Health Initiative (BHI) Leeds £30,256 This new two-year year project aims to reduce social isolation within the elderly African Caribbean communities by delivering weekly sessions in a local community hall with refreshments and a range of themes including: oral history; sketch; written word; card making and handicrafts; reminiscing. The project will be launched with an interfaith festive event at Christmas and there will also be occasional trips.
CoActive Arts Wakefield £46,504 This new two-year project aims to deliver arts-based activities to people with learning disabilities and autism across Wakefield. Facilitated by experienced artists, the twice weekly half-day sessions will include a range of art forms and also more energetic activities such as dance. Participants will be in control of steering the direction the activities take through time built in for reflection and feedback. The project will enable people to reach their potential through appropriate activities, and to form new and deeper relationships with others through creative expression.
DIAL (Leeds) Limited Leeds £30,590 This new two-year project aims to deliver three café sessions per week whereby disabled people from across Leeds will be able to come together to provide and receive support from their peers in order to address the barriers to participating fully in the community and social isolation that many experience. Sessions may include activities such as art therapy, access to mood-boosting books and themed events, as well as lots of time for talking and listening.
Grandparents Support Group Leeds £22,392 This two-year project will continue a support group for grandparents with full responsibility for their grandchildren in Middleton, a suburb of Leeds. The group offers peer support and aims to improve the consistency of information given during the process of taking over the care of grandchildren, helping people make informed decisions throughout their journey. The group arranges occasional speakers to give participants information, as well as organising trips. The main aim is to improve social connections between those in a similar situation. The project is entirely led by participants within the group.
Oblong Ltd Leeds £27,789 This new two-year project aims to establish and run the Woodhouse Events group. The group will deliver community activities including a monthly community conversation dinner, offering meals and outcome-focused conversation on community issues as well as a community environmental action group, maintaining local community gardens and organising regular physical improvements of local surroundings. These activities will bring together the community in Woodhouse, a residential area of Leeds, enabling neighbours to form stronger social connections.
New Wortley Community Association Leeds £49,610 This new two-year project will deliver weekly creative activities (music performance, guitar and bass lessons, community choir, creative writing, and drama group) for 100 residents of New Wortley, Leeds. It aims to improve participants’ skills and confidence and will lead to their further engagement with the New Wortley Community Centre and wider community. There will be performances to share the project’s work with wider audiences, aiming to dispel negative perceptions of the area. The project aims to enable participants to build social networks with each other.
Association of Blind Asians (Leeds) Leeds £33,122 This two-year project will organise four reading groups in four different parts of Leeds. The project aims to benefit South Asian communities with sight loss along with their carers and families. Each reading group will have a different language focus: Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi or Gujarati. The project will be run in partnership with local libraries and community groups. A book will be published about the participants’ stories. The intention is that the project will provide participants with access to books, literature and magazines in community languages, networking and discussion opportunities and develop a sense of community amongst participants. 
Federation of Disability Sports Organisations Wakefield £40,352 This new two-year project aims to improve local sport provision for wheelchair users. Based in Wakefield, the project will buy equipment and train and support facilitators and volunteers (including wheelchair users) to deliver regular, weekly wheelchair sport sessions. The project will provide local people who use wheelchairs with access to local opportunities to stay active and meet other local people. 
Harmony Community Choir Leeds £11,232 This existing project will continue providing weekly community choir sessions in East/ Central Leeds, for a further two years. 100 people are expected to participate, the majority of them refugees or asylum seekers, as well as the wider community through the choir’s performances in diverse settings such as street festivals and care homes. The project aims to break down barriers between people from different countries and backgrounds through the shared experience of singing and learning each other’s songs and the social opportunities.
Leeds Irish Arts Foundation Leeds £10,206 This new one-year project will provide music and song-based reminiscence through community-based workshops for elderly, single Irish men in Leeds. The project will particularly target the areas of Harehills, Chapeltown, Woodhouse and Hunslet where the Irish community historically settled and socialised and where many Irishmen still reside. The project is in response to the fact that there are elderly Irishmen living in social isolation in the area who are disconnected from the local Irish population and the wider community. The intention is to give participants a sense of self-confidence, pride and greater self-esteem. 
Next Generation Wakefield CIC Wakefield £32,910 This new two-year project aims to bring together South Asian women in Wakefield through social and fitness activities. It will provide weekly lunch sessions during which tips will be shared on parenting, nutrition, caring for older people and education. There will also be weekly activities such as taster activities in keep fit, dance and crafts. The intention is to improve the confidence and language skills of the women who take part.
Parivar Lunch Club Leeds £30,207 This new two-year project aims to bring elderly people together to speak about their life experiences, offer them lunch and provide an opportunity for them to socialise and get involved in activities. It will target South Asian older people from Chapeltown, Beeston, Harehills, Gipton, Fearnville and Roundhay in Leeds. A book will be produced with their stories. The intention is for the scheme to help improve participants’ mental health by building stronger friendships amongst them and with their wider community.
Caring Together in Woodhouse and Little London North Leeds £39,888 This existing 24 month project aims to expand and deliver a series of regular activities including a social group, a swimming group and arts and crafts for older people residing within an urban inner city areas of Woodhouse and Little London, north Leeds.
Featherstone Rovers Foundation Featherstone £24,410 This is a continuation of an existing project for a further 24 months. The project will deliver 212 sessions of activities for pre-school children and their parents and guardians living in Featherstone. The children will take part in creative play activities and the adults will have the opportunity to develop new skills.
Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange Leeds £20,050 This two year project will continue to run an activity group for women from the Gypsy and Traveller community. The weekly group will run sessions on art, craft, IT and film - these will encourage relaxation and learning. The project will be open to women from Leeds and those travelling through; the women may be living in housing, on roadsides, or on Traveller sites.
Leeds Muslim Youth Forum (LMYF) Leeds £36,589 This new two year project builds on some small-scale work that the applicant has previously carried out. It aims to deliver a series of activities to bring disparate groups of young people together through jointly organising and delivering sessions to develop a better understanding of each other’s cultures and counteract growing levels of discrimination, racism and intolerance.
Shantona Women's Centre Leeds £49,522 This two year project will expand upon the existing provision of a range of activities for women aged 50 years and over from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. Activities will include a weekly luncheon club where women can cook and eat together, a knitting group and a peer support group. All work will be located in the Shantona Women's Centre in the inner city Harehills area of Leeds.
Space 2 Leeds £38,000 This new twenty month project involves residents from Seacroft Estate in Leeds being brought together by bringing objects of their choice and stories about Seacroft and its history. This will lead to an exhibition at Seacroft Green and will also inspire the creation of a show to be performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse. The script for the show will be written through autumn workshops facilitated by a writer with local people co-writing songs and dialogue.
Upton & North Elmsall
Community Forum (U.N.E.F)
Upton and North Elmsall £32,600 This new two year project taking place in Upton and North Elmsall will run regular activity sessions including ICT skills and creative crafts as a way to provide social support to more isolated members of the community. The ICT sessions are particularly aimed at older members of the community to help them get online and the creative craft ones aim to link socially-isolated community members. The project is in response to the fact that the area has an ageing population and has limited public transport links which isolates older people especially those who are newly bereaved.
Getaway Girls Leeds £29,700 This 18 month project based on a pilot aims to provide support to young women aged 13-21 who have recently moved to the Harehills area of Leeds from other countries, particularly in Eastern Europe, and who experience multiple disadvantage.
Moor Allerton Elderly Care Leeds £29,790 This existing two year project seeks to expand the organisation's current work with elderly people, to provide an increased programme of activity and to specifically target those living with dementia and their carers. The project is based in the Cranmer Bank area of north Leeds.
South Leeds Alternative
Trading Enterprise Ltd (SLATE)
Leeds £15,640  This new two year project will run weekly sessions after its café shuts at 3pm to teach parents and children how to cook a cheap and healthy meal which they will then eat together as a group. Participants will be parents who are out of work, often young and single, who live locally to the group’s community café in Beeston Hill. Over the course of the sessions the participants will create their own personal recipe book to be used after the programme has finished.
South Seacroft
Friends & Neighbours
Leeds £24,000 This new two year project will establish social groups for people living in two tower blocks in a deprived area of Seacroft in Leeds. The tower blocks are close together but residents do not have dealings with each other. The intention is to facilitate neighbours to interact with each other and establish social groups that will build community confidence and networks of support
Eastmoor Community Garden Association Wakefield 23,475 This new project of 24 months duration will expand the existing community gardening sessions and include outdoor cooking activities at the Eastmoor Community Garden in Wakefield.
Hyde Park Source Leeds £9,142 This two year project is an expansion of existing work undertaken by the applicant organising activities centred around a community green space.
Inspiring Community Wakefield  £37,500 This new two year project seeks to develop the skills of local young and unemployed people in disadvantaged communities in Wakefield through providing training in catering and the opportunity to run a community cafe for local people.
Leeds West Indian Centre Charitable Trust Leeds £16,431 This new two year project aims to set up a local gardening club to undertake maintenance of hedges, trees and walls, including private and public gardens and green spaces; and to teach participants the technical and business skills needed to run a gardening social enterprise
People Matters (Leeds) CIC Leeds £49,927 This new two year project will run three weekly groups for adults with learning disabilities across Leeds who may be particularly vulnerable and isolated. The groups will be drop-in and offer their members a wide range of activities to promote their own health and wellbeing and that of the community. Activities will be member-led. The intention is that through activities including dance, sport, crafts, art therapy, current affairs, fundraising, drama, and personal safety, participants will gain a sense of purpose and self worth as they also develop better physical/mental well-being.
Saheli Women Group Leeds £30,043 This new two year project is focussed on story sharing. It will benefit older people, disabled, and carers particularly those from Sikh and Hindu communities from the Chapeltown area of Leeds. It will enable them to share stories, experiences and explore the history of Chapeltown. It is needed as some members of the community are isolated and so the intention of the project is for participants to get to know each other, build trust and make strong links with others in the local community.
St Luke's Community and Regeneration Enterprises Holbeck and Beeston £45,157 To deliver computer courses for over 60’s and unemployed people at risk of isolation in the Holbeck and Beeston areas of South Leeds. The project will be led by a steering group of local people who will consult with other members of the community on the type of courses to be delivered and the style of delivery. A paid tutor will deliver the courses with support from volunteers.
Asha Neighbourhood Project Ltd South Leeds £34,856 To encourage volunteering and community projects to reduce social and emotional isolation.
Eastmoor Community Project Ltd Wakefield £43,964 To develop activities that bring people together and help improve community relationships.
Inspiring Community Wakefield £46,080 To provide horticultural training and support to tackle social isolation and une
Women's Health Matters Leeds £17,761 To create a support group for young mums to build their skills and confidence.
Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours' Scheme Leeds £47,816 To deliver additional community opportunities for local older people in the Cross Gates and Killingbeck areas of Leeds enabling them to get together, enjoy themselves and support each other.
Richmond Hill Elderly Action Leeds £40,993 To deliver a two-year project using local volunteers as befrienders to tackle isolation among older members of the community.
SKYCA (South Kirkby Youth Community Association) Wakefield £16,300 To establish a local youth club facility for young people in the area.
Space2 Leeds £44,768 To deliver a community musical about the Gipton Estate in Leeds, aimed at encouraging local residents to share their experiences.
The Youth Work Company Ltd Wakefield £24,759 To deliver a weekly project aimed at young people, aged 13 to 19, in Featherstone, Wakefield.
Incredible Edible Wakefield £6,825 Enable participants to convert a disused builder’s compound on the estate into an edible community garden containing twelve mini allotments for the local residents.
Leeds 14 Trust Seacroft £24,381 The funding will use the skills of local people to set up a monthly market in Seacroft with a plan to make it a permanent local fixture as well as a community focal point.

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

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Carers Trust   £46,855 To support carers and ensure they are making health choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
Mencap   £31,291 Extend the Gateway Club network and Gateway Awards programme, and help to improve the health, well-being and social inclusion of young adults.
Children's Food Trust   £43,255 Provide cooking clubs as a practical, fun and hands-on approach to helping people learn and understand how to eat and live a health lifestyle.

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
Sporting Change   £90,86 To deliver twice weekly sports activities in a local community venue for 20-30 participants with cricket and football tournaments organised for the wider community.
NIA Yorkshire Limited Leeds £96,90 Deliver creative and expressive movement-to-music practices utilising martial arts, dance and yoga for adults with learning disabilities and the over-60s from the local area
Northcall Leeds £73,58 The funding will support activities for 50 people suffering from poor mental health ranging from depression to psychosis and to train volunteers to become facilitators so that the group becomes self-sustainable.
Portobello Community Forum Wakefield £79,70 The funding will engage with young people through planting, growing and cooking fruit and vegetables in the community garden and in smaller baskets and planters. The activities will culminate in producing a Christmas themed recipe book.

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.
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 health choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
Sustrans   £43,357 Increase levels of activity in everyday exercises - such as walking and cycling - among young people and those in areas of high health deprivation.
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