Families First in Peterborough CIC were awarded £7,000 to run healthy cooking sessions with the weekly youth club for young people aged 13 to 19 in Peterborough. Youth workers support the young people to cook meals from scratch. Participants will also hold stalls at larger community events where they will sell some of the items that they bake. The project aims to build skills and self-esteem, provide support and advice, and reduce social isolation, linking young people to the wider community. The idea has come from the young people who will continue to shape the project.
Cherry Lester from Families First Peterborough says: “Thanks to this funding we can run healthy cooking sessions, this will enable local young people to learn important skills, support the wider community and have some fun!”
Paston Farm Community Foundation were awarded £31,981 to develop a weekly parent and toddler group at a local community centre at Paston Farm. Participants will be engaged in a range of activities based around toddler playtime, arts and crafts, storytelling and singing. The project aims to reduce social isolation experienced by parents of preschool children and increase confidence and wellbeing. Participants will shape the project by feeding ideas to the project manager and leading sessions.
Emma Dalton from Paston Farm Community Foundation says: “Thanks to this funding we have been able to provide a weekly parent and toddler group at a local community centre at Paston Farm”.
Chris Lunn, Director of Health Lottery East, said: “We are delighted that money raised by Health Lottery East is supporting such important local projects.”
Local grass roots charities in the East of England will benefit from Health Lottery tickets sold from 1 December until 29 December. What’s more, during that time, for every £1 entry into a weekly lottery draw the player will automatically be entered into the monthly mega raffle taking place on 1 January 2019, with a guaranteed prize of £250,000.
For more information, visit www.healthlottery.co.uk