Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Purfleet charity receives cash boost

A TWO-YEAR project in Thurrock has received a £35,917 funding boost to help give local youngsters a safe place to socialise.

St Stephen’s Community Trust, a charity based in Purfleet-on-Thames, will use the cash investment to set-up a weekly youth club for 11-19-year-olds.

Young people attending the club will have access to a variety of activities including pool and ping-pong tables, art classes, and training workshops.

Using money raised by HealthStrength CIC, through The Health Lottery, grants have been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups.

Chris Lunn, director of HealthStrength CIC, said: “The projects are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region; we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are enabling people to live longer healthier lives.”

HealthStrength CIC has raised £987,580, through The Health Lottery, for health-related good causes in Essex.

purfleetActive Communities is for community groups and not-for-profit organisations’ with an income of less than £350,000 a year that are seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 a year, for projects lasting up to two years. For more information visit


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