The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in Edinburgh and the Lothians during the week beginning Sunday, March 19 – and it needs your support.
Each week one lucky area benefits from Health Lottery proceeds and there are draws every day from Tuesday to Saturday. This week it is in Edinburgh and the Lothians’ HealthShow Community Interest Company’s (CIC) turn.
Since its first Health Lottery Draw in February 2012 HealthShow CIC has raised over £1.5 million for community groups in the area, with more than £86 million being raised nationwide.
Using money raised by HealthShow CIC through The Health Lottery, grants have been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.
Past projects have included Broxburn United Sports Club, a programme which aimed to increase the health and recreational opportunities for local people aged over 50, and The Ripple Project, a 24 month initiative which utilised an existing community café facility in Edinburgh to provide training programmes in catering and associated skills to local people.
Larger charities and organisations, such as Sustrans and The Conservation Volunteers, have also benefitted from the funds raised by HealthShow CIC.
Click here to see where the money raised has been spent in your town and around the country, visit peopleshealthtrust.org.uk
Tickets are just £1 and can be bought online or in over 32,000 stores (& post offices) and there is a top prize of up to £100,000