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Livewell Grants Awarded To Community Groups

Published on Thursday, 10th June 2021

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Maldon District's Livewell Partnership has announced grants to a number of local community groups.

In May 2021, following an open application process, Maldon District’s Livewell Partnership funded 10 projects that supported the delivery of the Livewell Service and helped contribute towards Maldon District COVID-19 community recovery.

The awarding panel including Active Essex Officers alongside representatives from Maldon District Council, chose a range of projects from across the District.

The panel focused on projects that met the objectives of the Livewell Service including, tackling obesity and encouraging physical activity, reducing social Isolation and older people’s health and mental health and helped contribute towards COVID-19 community recovery.

Cllr Wendy Stamp, Leader of the Council, said; “I am delighted that through our Livewell Grant Programme, we have been able to support so many fantastic local initiatives. These groups play a vital role in supporting the health and wellbeing of the community and this funding will enable them to develop some new and exciting projects”.

Organisations Amount Awarded Summary

Friends of Heybridge Cemetery

£1000

Cemetery gardening project that will help people meet, talk and tend to graves.

Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service

£1000

Dementia Friendly gardening project in Maldon.  This will provide a space for older people, particularly those affected by dementia and their carers to take part in gardening activities with their peers.

Maldon Armed Forces and Veterans Club

£1000

Delivery of Breakfast Club and Fitness Sessions for serving members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and Veteran’s. The club allows the veterans to talk, provide support, and connect with each other as well as run various activities to halt social isolation and promote mental wellbeing.

Hearing Help Essex

£1000

Relaunching the provision of the hearing aid support services with specific focus around social isolation and older people's health.

Go Padel Foundation

£1000

School engagement programme in the Blackwater Cluster that provides opportunities for pupils to improve their physical and mental wellbeing through padel tennis.

Maldon Saints Youth Football Club

£1000

Providing professional football coaching for 3-6 year olds in the District.

Steeple Community Group

£1000

To provide seating in the local park to remobilise a coffee group and benefit the community

Kids Inspire

£1000

Providing therapeutic support to children who are affected by mental health, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.

Maldon Canoe Club

£1000

Engage older men & women to take part in kayaking and canoeing.

Maldon and District Community Voluntary Sector

£1000

Providing people at risk of harm from falls in their home with new well fitted slippers to reduce the chances of them falling at home.

For more information on the projects, please email: john.macpherson@maldon.gov.uk, Health Improvement Officer for Maldon District Council