£40m health injection for England

The National Lottery Community Fund Blog

Today we announce £40 million of additional funding to top up our existing investment in Well-being. The new funding will be channelled into initiatives that increase physical activity, improve eating habits and tackle mental health across the country, targeting areas, groups and people experiencing the starkest health inequalities.

Projects we’ve funded over the years have done, and continue to do, amazing work to support people affected by obesity, unhealthy diet and inactive lifestyles and also those experiencing anxiety, depression, dementia or other mental health issues.

One prime example is Age UK’sFit as a Fiddle programme. The programme is designed to encourage lifestyle changes and during its five years of BIG funding, 26 different projects have been delivered across England by over 400 community organisations, including 100 local Age UKs.

Over the six years Fit as a Fiddle has been in operation, the team has got close to 275,000 more…

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