Charity and voluntary groups from around Hull gathered at the Guildhall yesterday to learn about funding health and community projects.
The event, which was jointly organised by NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hull City Council, was designed to help local groups make connections and get advice about funding.
Christine Ebeltoft, Community Engagement Manager with the CCG, said:
“Out in our communities there are dozens of charity and voluntary organisations working hard to help and support local people.
“You can see the breadth of the work they do, just by talking to people at the event. They came to tackle social isolation and to help older people stay fit, they came to offer respite for carers and to support asthmatics, they came build community gardens and beat post-natal depression.
“This work is happening right on our doorsteps, in the communities that need it most. But it all requires funding.
Christine explained “As a CCG, if we can connect these groups with organisations who can help to fund projects, or who have resources that can be shared, then we are directly helping to tackle some of these social and health issues.”
Craig from Breathe for Cameron, a charity which works to get emergency asthma inhalers into schools and educate people about their use, said:
“This kind of event is vital. You can’t do anything without the money or the support and it’s really useful to make connections and share information.
“Breathe for Cameron is looking to become a national charity and take some of the work we’ve done here in Hull and apply it to other areas. Today we’ve had some great advice about bid writing which should help us to secure funds in other parts of the country.”
Breathe for Cameron – educate schools about Asthma and provide them with emergency inhalers.
Hull & District Diabetes Support group – Offering support and advice for people who live with diabetes and their families.
Fredom Stroke Club – Supports people who have had a stroke, their families and carers.
Trojani Tuition – This non-profit organisation promotes further education to children from low income families by connect them with tutors from Hull University and some local colleges.