WE secures funding to help more than 5,000 people in Halton, Knowsley and St Helens

Wellbeing Enterprises (WE) are delighted to have secured funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to continue delivering their ‘Ways to Wellbeing’ initiative. The funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK is to provide a comprehensive programme of wellbeing activities across Halton, Knowsley and St Helens over the next three years.

Local people will be able to attend courses to learn practical skills and knowledge, such as how to improve their confidence, sleep hygiene, how to overcome problems and how mindfulness can improve their wellbeing.  There will also be a variety of hobby and interest courses available, such as arts and crafts, music, drama and more.

WE will deliver 372 courses to over 5,000 residents in Halton, Knowsley and St Helens to improve their health and wellbeing. The funding will provide more opportunities to connect with other people, become physically active, take notice of the world around you, learn new skills and give back to others.

WE's Chief Executive Officer, Mark Swift, said: "We’re thrilled; the support of The National Lottery Community Fund will help us to continue to harness the strengths and capabilities of local people and communities to bring about positive social change. We are proud to have strong partnerships with so many people and organisations in the boroughs and together we will make a positive impact to the lives of many people.

“The funding will provide a raft of educational and fun activities for people to access that provide opportunities to share top tips, learn new skills and meet new people, helping people to feel happier and more connected to their community."

Anna Simon, Funding Officer at The National Lottery Community Fund continued: “We’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across the UK. WE do great work with the help of people in Halton, Knowsley and St Helens. ‘Ways to Wellbeing’ is all about people and communities and works with them to bring some fantastic groups and activities to life. I can’t wait to see what exciting courses are created!" 

The ‘Ways to Wellbeing’ initiative will be starting in the summer and in the meantime, WE is reaching out to partners across the boroughs of Halton, Knowsley and St Helens who want to play a part in the co-design and delivery of the service. If you would like more information, please call 01928 589799 now.