Tackling health inequalities
Health Lottery Wales exists to tackle health inequalities across its region. It raises money to help reduce health inequalities across its region. It does this by running a society lottery and working collaboratively with independent charity, People's Health Trust, to develop local interventions.
We donate the good causes funds we raise to People's Health Trust, who invests these in communities wishing to make their neighbourhoods even better places to grow, live, work and age.
This grant making trust funds local people who have great ideas about how they can make their neighbourhoods even better places to grow, live, work and age.
Click here to find out more about People's Health Trust.
RainbowBiz CIC, were awarded £32,419 to provide support for local residents of the Connah’s Quay area of Deeside, in Flintside, Wales. The Digging Deeside project provides a regular opportunity to meet socially and take part in a community gardening or social activity. The project engages people experiencing isolation as a result of a disability or mental health issues and enables individuals to gain confidence and become more independent and connected to the local community.
Sarah Way, project coordinator for Digging Deeside and RainbowBiz director, said “This funding is life changing for many of our existing volunteers at Digging Deeside and the extra sessions will encourage more people from Connah’s Quay to come along and benefit from socialising - which the community feel really is at the heart of Digging Deeside.
“We are so grateful for the funding which will provide a large gazebo with seats and tables, giving us shelter to meet in when the weather is bad. It is vital as we had to close the project last year due to weather. In the winter when there is not as much to do in the gardens and allotments we will do craft activities”
Find out more about projects helping to tackle health inequalities in Health Lottery Wales.