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Harrogate community group in to win £50k

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Published at 1:05pm 1st April 2019. (Updated at 8:54am 2nd April 2019)

Harrogate community group in running for £50k cash grant

  • 'Dancing for Well-Being' is a community group for older people across the Harrogate district.
  • The group helps to improve physical, emotional and social wellbeing.
  • It's been shortlisted for an ITV's The People's Project.
  • The group needs votes to win the £50,000 prize available - vote here.

A Harrogate group which promotes physical, emotional and social wellbeing for older people is vying for public votes after being shortlisted in a regional competition.

Under the name 'Together through Dance', 'Dancing for Well-Being' has been named as a frontrunner for ITV's The People's Project.

'Dancing for Well-Being' is one of 5 community organisations in each ITV region that has made the final few who are in the running for a grant of up to £50,000.

Dancing for Well-Being

What is 'Dancing for Well-Being'?

In later life, keeping active and involved in the community isn't easy if you have health or mobility problems, are coping with bereavement or caring for your partner. 'Dancing for Well-Being' can help people with that. 

There are weekly groups in which older people across the Harrogate district can attend to help improve physical, emotional and social wellbeing.

Members, who have described the group as a lifeline, can dance, sing, chat and generally have lots of fun socialising.

Dancing for Well-Being, Bilton - March 2019

Dancing for Well-Being's Director Jackie Terry-Schuhmann said:

"Everyone at 'Dancing for Well-Being' is delighted to be one of the 5 organisations shortlisted in the ITV, North region.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and support for our work, and to secure much-needed funding. If successful, we'd use the award to continue to run our existing groups, set up more groups and activities and intergenerational sessions. We do hope you will get behind us and vote for us. You'd be helping us make an bigger difference to our local community."

Dancing for Well-Being, Bilton - March 2019

About the People's Projects

The People's Projects is a partnership between The National Lottery, The National Lottery Community Fund and ITV which gives the public the chance to have a say in how National Lottery funding is spent in their local community.

The National Lottery has shortlisted 5 community organisations in each ITV region, so 95 in total across the UK. The three that receive the most publuic votes in each ITV region will each receive a grant of up to £50,000 to help them continue to improve local people's lives and help their communities to thrive.

Winning £50,000

For 'Dancing for Well-Being' to be in with a chance of winning the cash grant of £50,000, it needs much needed votes to win. 

To help get the community group there, please visit the ITV People's Project website to cast your vote.

For more information, please visit the Dancing for Well-Being website.


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