Let’s Build Health Grants are available to help create opportunities and develop local activity that improves health and wellbeing. The grants are available in the following People Keeping Well (PKW) Community Partnership areas: Burngreave, Chapelgreen, Firth Park/Shiregreen, Southey Owlerton.
This round we received some fantastic applications and funded a total of 24 local voluntary and community organisations delivering a range of projects and we'd like to share a few of them with you.
Pitsmoor Baby and Toddler Group are delivering creative workshops for local children and families in collaboration with local artist Jason Turpin Thomson to help design a sculpture for Abbeyfield Park.
Workshops started on Sunday but there are 3 more to get involved in!
Space to Breathe are running 3 5-week mindfulness and self-care groups for the community in Burngreave. The participants of the first group have had one session and are all looking forward to the next one.
The second group is starting soon, be sure to get in touch if you'd like to get involved.
Kathy Markwick has been delivering Friendship Lunches and online entertainment events that have been a real success so far. The events are ideal for those who are feeling isolated or lonely and want to go out for lunch and have a sing-song, or they can join online from home too.
Another Friendship Lunch is coming up soon in Chapeltown, make sure to book your seat as spaces go quick!
Food For Thought did an amazing job of hosting and delivering Christmas dinners and hampers for local isolated people in the Firth Park area and received some lovely comments such as “This was the best Christmas I have had.” and “Thank you for remembering me as this is the first Christmas without my husband.”
Brightbox put on a fun and festive pizza party in December at Norwood Allotments for the project members and other local young people, to celebrate and showcase the work completed at the allotments and plans for the future.
We look forward to being able to share more with you in the coming months about other projects that have received the Let's Build Health Grant funding.