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The St Bernadette Club - supporting ongoing activities 01 Mar 2017

The project will continue to provide transport for adults with physical, sensory and learning disabilities to access the club's weekly social and recreational activities. This will enable the club to expand and reach new members, which will reduce isolation and provide respite for carers.

Cruddas Park's Exploration Zone 08 Mar 2017

The funding will be used by a nursery school to create an outdoor exploration zone within their school grounds, to include a mud kitchen, creative role play area, music equipment and water wall and rope for investigative play. The project aims to improve outdoor play facilities and aid the communication and social skills and development of the children.

Pathways to Creativity 01 Feb 2017

The project will pilot one to one counselling sessions and group creative therapeutic activities to help young people with mental health issues improve their confidence, aspirations and wellbeing. The young people will explore their common feelings and issues around mental health and create a piece of theatre or film to tell their story.

Governance and Capability Review 22 Feb 2017

The funding will be used by a charity to carry out a governance and capability review in order to examine their strengths and identify areas of improvement. The project aims to help improve the infrastructure of the organisation, enable them to access new income streams and improve their services in order to ensure the future sustainability of the community centre.

Let's get Benwell Active 08 Feb 2017

The project will run free fitness and exercise classes for local people on low or no incomes to improve health outcomes and physical activity.

Our Routeway to Success 01 Mar 2017

The project will carry out an engagement and involvement plan and options appraisal, and develop a trading and charging policy. This will improve the infrastructure and services of the organisation to ensure its sustainability as a community hub providing activities to meet the needs of local people.

All together now: dementia-friendly activities in Jesmond 25 Jan 2017

The project will deliver a dementia friendly programme of activities at Jesmond Pool including dance, choir and table tennis to help improve the physical and mental wellbeing of people with dementia, their families and carers. They will evaluate the project to help improve future programmes.

Greener gardens, greener lives 13 Dec 2017

The group will develop their horticultural project and offer a gardening service for local older and isolated people. This will provide volunteering opportunities for people with learning disabilities where they can develop their confidence and skills and make a difference in their communities.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Better Days
Region: North East
District: Newcastle upon Tyne District

Increasing Access to Justice Project 13 Sep 2017

The project will upgrade its telephone system and website so it can expand its advice service and online support. This will help more people access specialist advice and information.

West End Food Hub 23 Aug 2017

The project will develop and trial a food hub within the West End of Newcastle to enable people to access affordable healthy food from local growers at community venues.

Active and Healthy Asian Women in Gateshead and Newcastle 09 Aug 2017

This is a project by an organisation in Stockton serving people in Gateshead and Newcastle. The project will deliver healthy lifestyle and physical activity classes for women and girls from local BME communities to encourage them to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Amount: £9,900
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Nur Fitness
Region: North East
District: Newcastle upon Tyne District

Byker Summer Playtime 11 Apr 2017

The project will run summer holiday activities for children under 12 years old to help them improve their knowledge, skills and opportunities. Activities will include a breakfast club, arts classes, gardening and drama, as well as healthy cooking sessions for families to encourage them to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Riding Into The Future 18 Oct 2017

The project will provide horse riding lessons and training for children and young people, providing them with access to accredited training and volunteering and opportunities to develop their skills, confidence and aspirations.

Avoid Loan Sharks Through Personal Financial Literacy 26 Jul 2017

The project will deliver workshops for refugee women from Newcastle and Gateshead which focus on budgeting and debt management. The women will be able to access information and advice about safer lending and borrowing to help them manage their finances, improve their lives and aid their integration.

Josephine and Jack - It's Our Life! 27 Sep 2017

The project will run Josephine and Jack courses to support adults with learning disabilities to talk about and explore health and wellbeing, sexual health, bereavement and protection issues. They will provide participants with health and support services to improve their wellbeing.

Fawdon and Kenton Wards of Newcastle Upon Tyne 13 Dec 2017

The project will hold intergenerational activities and bring residents and local organisations together to develop a community action plan to improve relations and community cohesion.

Tennis With A Twist 11 Apr 2017

The project will deliver tennis training sessions for children at 12 local schools, including dodge-tennis, foot-tennis, and grand slam events. The project will provide volunteering opportunities for young people who will be able to complete accredited training to help deliver the activities. Sessions will be delivered in community venues and aim to bring the community together through inclusive physical activity and healthy eating education.

Amount: £8,845
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Hat-Trick
Region: North East
District: Newcastle upon Tyne District

Cultural health and educational enrichment 28 Jun 2017

The project will organise two events to celebrate major Bangladeshi cultural festivals and deliver regular music, Bangla language and cultural sessions for children born to Bangladeshi migrant families. They will provide health awareness workshops and two educational trips for the local Bangladeshi community to help reduce segregation.

Amount: £9,860
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: UTSAB
Region: North East
District: Newcastle upon Tyne District

Raised on Songs and Stories 15 Feb 2017

The funding will be used to run social lunchtime events and activities for older members of local Irish communities. The project aims to allow people to meet and socialise and enjoy activities that will help them stay in touch with their heritage and cultural identity, and reduce their isolation.

Supporting Hate Crime Victims 22 Mar 2017

The project will train people to volunteer as hate crime community champions. The volunteers will then be able to plan and deliver community meetings and inform residents on the law regarding hate crime, how to report it and access support. This will help improve relationships with local authorities and the police and help reduce instances of hate crime.