Project Title: LGBTQ Outdoor Activities Project
Funding Received: £970 (Phase 1: 1 May 20 - 31 October 20)
Project Outline: Always Another Way, have been funded to work with Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project (WHYP) to help support their LGBTQ young people (aged 11 to 25) to give them access to outdoor physical activities. Read more.
Project Title: Virtual Activity Delivery
Funding Received: £2100 (Phase 1: 1 May 20 - 31 October 20)
Project Outline: Created a collage of Videos, adverts and info posts on easy exercise with a step by step guide from easy chair exercise to 5k jogging. Targeted people of all ages and abilities, working with Millom Recreation Centre plus other local health and wellbeing coaches. They streamed daily fitness regimes, on their main Facebook page which could potentially reach 8000 local people. Read more.
Project Title: Distington Over 60’s Activity Group
Funding Received: £1320 (Phase 2: 1 August 20 - 31 March 21)
Project Outline: Support older residents into a Return to Activity phase, purchasing some small personal use equipment which would be suitable for low impact use with those people with disabilities and LTHC’s. The fund also supported furloughed staff to return. Read more.
Project Title: Home exercise for the Clinically Vulnerable
Funding Received: £2990 (Phase 2: 1 August 20 - 31 March 21)
Project Outline: Targeting those with LTHC’s to exercise at home. Purchased 30 sets of individual equipment, which would be loaned to each individual / household for 1 month. Developed activity challenge sheets to utilise the equipment to develop a step by step guide from easy chair exercise into more active challenges. Read more.
Project Title: Men’s Health Activity
Funding Received: £790 (Phase 1: 1 May 20 - 31 October 20)
Project Outline: Group was set up as a peer to peer support group. During COVID 19 due to isolation, the mental & physical health of the group in general plummeted. The group purchased a small amount of equipment to get the men back into football. Read more.
Project Title: “Better Me” – Lifestyle Changes project
Funding Received: £3920 (Phase 1: 1 May 20 - 31 October 20)
Project Outline: The project was to purchase some small personal use equipment which is suitable for low impact use with those people with disabilities and LTHC’s, who are new and/ or returning to activity. The fund also supported furloughed staff to return and provide classes for the “Better Me” - Lifestyle Changers project. Read more.
Project Title: Fusion Group - Virtual Activities
Funding Received: £2150 (Phase 1: 1 May 20 - 31 October 20)
Project Outline: The Fusion Group is a group of young people aged from 18 to 28 who have special needs, most are on the autistic spectrum, but also have a variety of other issues. WHYP wanted to stay connected and support the young people through lockdown. Supplied laptops and training to help this. Read more.
Project Title: Women's Healthy Weight Activities
Funding Received: £2598 (Phase 2: 1 August 20 - 31 March 21)
Project Outline: Women out West is a female support centre based in Whitehaven. Funding supported delivery of sessions of physical activity and psychological education targeted at reducing weight which is based around wellbeing, routine and nutrition. Read more.
Project Title: Get Out, Get Active (Supporting Inactive older residents)
Funding: £1700 (Phase 2, August 2022 to March 2023)
Costs included, room hire, promotional material and a Fitness Instructor
Distington Club for Young People and local residents were really keen to support older adults in the village to get out and get active. Following the sustained period of isolation through the pandemic. They delivered a range of ways into exercise, in the chair and out, adding strength coordination, balance, mindfulness, while assessing ability and getting the heartrate raised gently. Sessions were 1 hour long, depending on the activities and fitness levels. They also added in social time too as this was important for the audiences they were trying to attract.
Project Title: Creating Bee Unique F.C.
Funding: £3978 (Phase 4: 1 April 22 - 31 March 23)
Costs included, delivery equipment, indoor hall hire for winter and coach qualifications for volunteers
BEE UNIQUE is an Award-winning West Cumbria Charity supporting those diagnosed with Autism, those in the process of medical diagnosis with autism, their parents, carers and families. Following the success of their introduction to sport programme, many parents approached the group about creating an Autism Football Team.