Published on: 23rd August 2019

Projects tackling poverty and social isolation in Salford have been awarded a share of £20,000 after applying to the Salford 4 Good Fund.

NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) provided money to the fund which is ran by Salford CVS to improve poverty, inequality, isolation and health and wellbeing in the city.

The charity, Salford 4 Good, helps good causes and makes it easier for people and business to support, making Salford a better place to live.

All 19 projects were successful and received bids of up to £1,000 each, after pitching to a panel last month.

The Polish community organisation, Majic Sport, received £1,000 to support their community through sport, education and culture. One of their projects engages parents and children, teaching them about issues such as road safety.

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Another organisation successful in receiving money is The Busy Bees Sewing Group who provide a friendly and supportive environment for people to learn how to make garments as well as helping people develop their own fabric based projects.

Dr Tom Tasker, Chair of Salford CCG, said: “As a GP, I see first-hand the damaging effects of poverty and social isolation so I’m delighted that Salford CCG is putting money into community projects to help address these very important areas. I’m very hopeful that this funding will help improve the mental and physical health and wellbeing of this group of people.”