So far, £9.5 million has been raised through The Health Lottery in the East.
Thanks to this money, 216 local projects have been funded by People’s Health Trust, since 2011.
The Voice cLoud received a grant of £30,577 from People’s Health Trust, using money raised by The Health Lottery in the East.
This new two-year singing for wellbeing project aims to celebrate the history and cultural heritage of music from the Waveney and Suffolk Coast. The fortnightly sessions will teach participants songs from the maritime and local seafaring community along the coast. Participants will explore the historical context through understanding where and why these songs were sung and learning about any local connections.
Local people of all backgrounds and diversities (young, older, those with mental health issues, vulnerable adults, etc) from rural Waveney will be encouraged to attend, as well as anybody else who would like to learn about the genre.
The project ultimately aims to address issues of social or emotional isolation, mental ill-health and general community and neighbourhood work.
Were recently awarded £31,740 to deliver a youth programme, providing positive social and physical activities for young people aged 8-25 years from Canvey in Essex. As part of the scheme, there will be workshops in Parkour, BMX and skateboarding, outdoor adventure as well as DJ/music nights and use of a gym.
In addition, there will be a leadership programme and an introduction to youth work course that will enable young people and the local community members to train as sports leaders, so that they can assist with the sports sessions being offered. A youth forum has shaped the design of the project and will meet monthly to lead its development and delivery.