Funding awarded to several Devon charities including the Wolf and Water Arts Company in Ilfracombe.

AN Ilfracombe charity has received a £13,190 funding grant from money raised through the Health Lottery.

The grant has been awarded to the Wolf and Water Arts Company which is a new one year project running a weekly ‘movement club’ for people with and without mental health problems.

The project aims to promote social contact and help to build greater understand among residents about mental health.

The money comes from £250,857 of funding awarded to Devon charities by HealthContact, with grants awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthContact, said: ‘The projects, supported using money raised by HealthContact, 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.”

Active Communities is for community groups and not-for-profit organisations with an income of less than £350,000 a year which are seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 a year, for projects lasting up to two years.

For more information visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk