West Hull Projects

On this page we have summarised each project using the information they gave in their funding submissions. If you would like to know more about any particular project, please contact the project direct. Contact details are given at the end of each summary.

@the edge

Who will this project help?
Approximately 80 – 100 people with low incomes

What is the project about?
The Thoresby Edible Forest Garden (TEFG) aims to create and maintain an attractive, organic, low maintenance edible forest garden, which will provide a long term free sustainable food resource for local people.  Benefits include bringing the community together as well as the opportunity for people to improve their physical and mental health.

A 95 square metre area of land at the rear of Thoresby Primary School will be developed and practical gardening sessions will be delivered by several volunteers and a paid youth and community worker.

The practical gardening sessions will most likely, but not exclusively, engage local children, young people, their parents, and those who are unemployed, have a disability, poor mental or poor physical health.

Who to contact about this project?
NHS Hull CCG, 01482 344700
HULLCCG.contactus@nhs.net

Action on Hearing Loss

Who will this project help?
Approximately 204 older people

What is the project about?
This project will set up two “Hear to Meet” befriending groups to run alongside the existing hearing aid drop-in sessions in the west of Hull. 

Groups will offer a peer-to-peer befriending service to reduce isolation and loneliness and improve health and wellbeing amongst older people, and their families and carers, who are dealing with hearing loss.  Meeting monthly, group members will provide mutual support as well as share experiences and coping strategies for hearing loss. 

The project will be led by a Community Support Officer, supported by Action on Hearing Loss’s Regional Volunteer Manager, who will support the project by recruiting and supporting the volunteers to become befriending hosts and organisers and/or travel buddies and drivers.

Who to contact about this project?
Action on Hearing Loss
regional.services@hearingloss.org.uk

Age UK Hull

Who will this project help?
Initially 20 older people

What is the project about?
The aim of this joint project between Age UK Hull and The Fishermen's Mission is to establish a social group focused on lonely and isolated older people from the seafaring community in Hull, many of whom are especially affected by low incomes, isolation, loneliness, long term illness and a lack of mobility.

The project hopes to encourage an initial number of approximately 20 older people to become both more socially and physically active by inviting them to attend a new social group based at the Age UK Healthy Living Centre. The group will primarily be social, but Age UK will also offer both practical and emotional support to each individual person, along with advice and information as identified / required in areas such as benefits advice, debt counselling, housing etc.  Transport to the sessions will also be available.

Who to contact about this project?
Age UK Hull, 01482 324644
mailbox@ageukhull.org.uk

Anatolian Society

Who will this project help?
About 30 adults and 27 children

What is the project about?
The project will provide healthy educational sessions on eating, drinking, and activities habits.  

The Anatolian Society feels that ’modern life’ means that people can become much less active and this project will provide aerobic exercise sessions for adults and dancing sessions for younger people. Sessions will be held to educate parents about healthy eating and how to make this fun for their children.

Who to contact about this project?
NHS Hull CCG, 01482 344700
HULLCCG.contactus@nhs.net

Anlaby Park Live at Home

Who will this project help?
30 older people

What is the project about?
In order to help older people maintain their independence in their own homes, the 2 O'Clock Club has been established where members can take part in chair based exercises to music and join the craft group to aid mental skills.  There is also a nostalgia group and a general social group where members can make friends and feel less isolated. Occasionally guest speakers attend and offer information about mobility items, dementia and other health issues.

At present 10-12 people participate each week and the group is keen to expand to support more older people in West Hull.

Who to contact about this project?
Anlaby Park Live at Home, 01482 561211
anlaby.liveathome@mhs.org.uk

Best Hope

Who will this project help?
55 homeless people

What is the project about?
Research carried out with older and homeless people showed that there was a need for support to tackle social isolation and feelings of loneliness. However, these are groups of people who rarely take part in healthier and creative activities.    

This project is designed to cater for the needs of these groups of people and plans to run a series of activities including interactive, motivational and entertaining musical therapy, socio-cultural activities, hands-on art and craft sessions and recreational art. These activities will help the target group maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Who to contact about this project?
Best Hope, 01482 447004
augustus@besthope.org.uk

Community Forward

Who will this project help?
65 older and homeless people

What is the project about?
Catering for Diversity is an interactive workshop and social opportunity aimed at older people and people with special needs, such as homeless people with personal needs that distance them away from socialising. Part of the project will promote healthy eating and encourage people to practice healthy eating in their various homes.

The project also provides the opportunity for people to take part in different games, dance and music. The project and its activities will be taken into various community centres to encourage take-up and so that a range of people can benefit.

Who to contact about this project?
NHS Hull CCG, 01482 344700
HULLCCG.contactus@nhs.net

The Echoes Foundation

Who will this project help?
Up to 100 disabled people

What is the project about?
The Echoes Foundation supports disabled children, young people and their families. 

This funding would be used to pay for the hire of a local, purpose built hydrotherapy swimming pool. Located in a local school, the pool has excellent changing facilities plus hoisting equipment and all other facilities to meet the needs of many Echoes members and their families.

Who to contact about this project?
The Echoes Foundation, 01482 505589
www.echoesfoundation.org.uk/

Goodwin Development Trust

Who will this project help?
People with low incomes

What is the project about?
Goodwin - Thornton Community Co-op and Community Gardens provide fresh food, food parcels and subsidised food to families and individuals on low incomes in the West of Hull.  The co-op is based on the Thornton Estate and the community gardens provide allotment sites for individuals in the HU3 community.

This funding would pay for care staff and six volunteers at the co-op, allowing them to develop further healthy projects, such as cooking on a budget sessions at the Octagon, allotment development and links to fare shares, which means recipes and cooking projects would be very low cost and include food grown by residents at the community garden.

Who to contact about this project?
The Goodwin Development Trust, 01482 587550
dhamilton@goodwin-centre.org

Hon Lok Association

Who will this project help?
35-40 people of all ages

What is the project about?
Hon Lok Association have been running weekly Tai Chi and "Dance Exercise" sessions very successfully for several years.

They would now like to extend these sessions more widely within the community and to a broader age-group. The project will initially be for a year, spread over 36 weeks, with three 2-hour sessions per week. The first hour will mainly focus on exercises such as breathing exercises, Tai Chi, etc. and the second hour will be mainly for dancing.

Participants are encouraged to attend for all of the 2 hour session, but they can also choose to take part in only certain sections depending on their needs and mental/physical abilities.

Who to contact about this project?
Hon Lok Association, enquiries@honlok.com 

Hull Afro Caribbean Association - Women of Substance

Who will this project help?
100 people from black and minority ethnic groups

What is the project about?
The Defying Diabetes project will raise awareness of the impact of diabetes and the potential risks of developing the disease amongst black, minority and ethnic communities. It will also offer support to those diagnosed with the disease.

The support offered will include:

  • Glucose tolerance and blood sugar testing conducted by a qualified practitioner.    
  • Advice for pregnant women to help minimise the risk of developing gestational diabetes.  
  • Qualified instructors to assess fitness levels and to encourage appropriate levels of physical activity.  
  • Completion of food diary sheets to assist with dietary advice.

Who to contact about this project?
Hull Afro Caribbean Association, 01482 222751
admin@hullaca.co.uk

The Hull Branch of the Russian Community

Who will this project help?
Children and adults

What is the project about?
This project will organise and deliver ‘Gymnastics and Traditional Dance to Keep Healthy’. Children and their parents will take lessons in traditional Russian and Eastern European gymnastics and traditional dances. A qualified instructor will be employed, who can speak both English and Russian languages, so as to involve all members of the communities, irrespective of their language skills.

The project will be aimed at children and families with little or no opportunities to participate in cultural events, many of which will also be families of migrant workers’ facing financial difficulties.  This project will give them an opportunity to mix together and encourage the community’s elders to join in physical activity alongside children and parents.

Who to contact about this project?
The Hull Branch of the Russian Community, 01482 447008
sorokina379@hotmail.com

Humber Community Advice Services

Who will this project help?
25 people from black and minority ethnic groups

What is the project about?
The project ‘Your Health Your Treasure’, also referred to as Project ‘YHYT’, will run sessions for minority ethnic communities living in the St Andrews, Myton, Orchard Park and Newland wards of Hull. The beneficiaries will include mainly migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers who have had past traumatic experiences, are isolated, economically inactive and/or lead lonely lives.    

Project YHYT will run weekly workshops / awareness sessions on healthy eating, mental wellbeing and/or physical activities at the Afro Caribbean Centre, Park Street, Hull. The sessions will provide participants with opportunities to learn about, and be involved in, healthy activities that promote an active lifestyle and improve healthy living.

Who to contact about this project?
Humber Community Advice Services, 07914 635641
info.hcas@gmail.com

Humber United Communities Forum

Who will this project help?
Black and minority ethnic groups

What is the project about?
This project aims is to encourage people from the black and minority ethnic community to use cycling as a mode of transport and exercise.

Bicycles are not currently widely used amongst the black and minority ethnic community.This project will purchase refurbished bikes and encourage their use by the community by promoting the many benefits of cycling, such as saving money, saving the environment, losing weight, reducing stress and improving general fitness.

Who to contact about this project?
Humber United Communities Forum, 01482 345859
humberunitedcommunitiesforum@gmail.com

Hungarian Community Group

Who will this project help?
300 children, young people and their families

What is the project about?
The funding will support the organisation and delivery of weekly sessions of traditional Hungarian dances. The sessions will bring together members of the Hungarian community, and other members of the public, to learn about traditional dances, enabling them to build new social networks and friendships.

The project will run for 48 weeks for two hours per week.

Who to contact about this project?
hungarian.community.group@gmail.com

JC Ready 4 Work

Who will this project help?
10 people with low incomes

What is the project about?
Project CREAM (Calories Rule Everything Around Me) will run over 13 weeks and will engage local residents within the West Hull area.

Sessions will include gym workouts and various other exercise activities, advice on eating healthily and shopping on a budget, relaxation techniques, looking good on a budget, physio advice and a one day emergency first aid qualification.

The project will conclude with an attendee evaluation and awards ceremony.

Who to contact about this project?
JC Ready 4 Work, 01482 215 600
jay@jcready4work.org

Kingston ABC

Who will this project help?
120 children and young people

What is the project about?
This well established, community boxing club is looking to add more sessions and extend its hours. The group needs more equipment to increase membership for their quality health and fitness sessions.

The group hopes to expand, by gaining more members across all age groups, levels of fitness, background and genders. Subscriptions are kept very low to maximise numbers able to join and to increase the potential to help many more people to become fit and active.

Who to contact about this project?
Kingston ABC, 07838 382364
sammibks@hotmail.co.uk

LIFEZONE!

Who will this project help?
250 children and young people

What is the project about?
LIFEZONE’S work with children and families has become a life-line for local people who face multiple disadvantages, and in many cases poor physical and mental health. They offer a range of sports and activities as well as a place of love, sharing and community and family support through crises and severe challenges.  

The proposed project will be based in Hull Community Church on Newland Avenue, which benefits from first-rate existing facilities for sport, and has over the past five years won trust and built up relationships in the immediate Newland local community.

This funding would secure the project for a year.

Who to contact about this project?
NHS Hull CCG, 01482 344700
HULLCCG.contactus@nhs.net

Lonsdale Community Centre

Who will this project help?
150 mainly older people

What is the project about?
This project will include two new activity groups which will be based on requests from centre users.

The first is a new weekly activity group for the over 55's offering Pilates, yoga, dance and movement to music. Users will include people with chronic fatigue, restricted movement and mobility conditions such as arthritis, and people with learning difficulties. 

The second will be a monthly 'Living Well Group' which will consist of a series of talks, presentations and interactive sessions focusing on issues such as the rise in dementia and how people can be proactive in preventing and coping with this condition, and the promotion of healthy eating for people with specific health conditions such as heart disease.

Who to contact about this project?
Lonsdale Community Centre, 01482 564691
office@lonsdalecc.org.uk

Maurice Rawling Community Centre

Who will this project help?
15 people aged 45+

What is the project about?
An Exercise to Music class is held regularly at the Maurice Rawling Community Centre in Bean Street, which is a deprived area of Hull, with a high record of unemployment and low income.  It attracts people aged 45+ and helps those who may be socially isolated, out of work and feel age is a barrier to future employment, or those with little or no income.   

This funding will help attract new members, particularly linking in with the Active Gold programme in local sheltered housing, and will help to sustain the class for the next six months in order to build up a core group of participants that will ensure that the class continues to run for years to come.

Who to contact about this project?
The Maurice Rawling Community Centre, 01482 219167

Mencap 'Dance for Health' Group

Who will this project help?
30 adults with learning disabilities

What is the project about?
This project offers creative movement and dance sessions for adults with learning disabilities (including physical disabilities).

Through the provision of regular, appropriately tailored movement and dance activities, participants are able to develop much improved body-awareness and body-confidence, which results in a marked increase in self-awareness, self-confidence and overall sense of wellbeing.  Participants will also experience improved awareness of others, develop social interaction skills, increase their emotional confidence and, above all, have fun and make new friendships.

Sessions last an hour and a half and take place once a week at The Lonsdale Community Centre. The funding will support the continuation of these sessions.

Who to contact about this project?
Mencap 'Dance for Health' Group, 01482 642412
hullspecialdance@hotmail.co.uk

Open Doors Project

Who will this project help?
Black and minority ethnic groups, homeless and migrant workers

What is the project about?
The Open Doors Project works with people of all ages from different cultures and backgrounds.  The project aims to offer them both a welcome and the practical support to help them a live a healthy life within the community.  

Drop in sessions are held every Thursday and welcome around 200 people. Support includes free food parcels, healthy, fresh food, tea and coffee, counselling, information, mental and physical health advice, sport, music, English classes, help with form filling and support looking for work and education. The funding will support the continuation of these sessions.

Who to contact about this project?
The Open Doors Project, 07913 120198
opendoorshull@live.co.uk

The RCCG Amazing Grace Chapel

Who will this project help?
About 30 children and young people from black, minority and ethnic communities

What is the project about?
This project will aim to encourage black, minority and ethnic groups to be involved in exercising as an avenue to living healthily, as these groups are traditionally less likely to participate in exercise or recreational activities.

Delivered over a period of 6 months, the project will involve various activities such as body gospel (doing various exercises in rhythm with music), boxing and talks on healthy eating.   

Who to contact about this project?
The RCCG Amazing Grace Chapel, 01482 470015
admin@rccg-agc-hull.org.uk

The Sitting Room (part of Lighthouse Hull)

Who will this project help?
Approximately 30 vulnerable women

What is the project about?
For the last 16 years, Lighthouse Hull has engaged with women working in street sex prostitution by supporting and empowering them to move away from prostitution. These women often find themselves on the fringes of society, socially isolated and looked down on for the work they have engaged in.  They are vulnerable, with histories of abuse, self-neglect, poor mental health and chronic low self-esteem.

This funding will support a Wednesday daytime drop-in called "The Sitting Room”.  Women who have exited prostitution will be able to come together and share a meal, enjoy companionship and take part in fun and creative activities which will see a real benefit to their mental health and their self-esteem.

Who to contact about this project?
Lighthouse Hull, 01482 442953

Stevie Smith Boxing Academy

Who will this project help?
20-30 adults, children and young people

What is the project about?
The 12 week programme will encourage groups of children and adults to work together as a group to participate in health and fitness activities.  Sessions include 'Boxing for Fitness' and circuit training, with benefits including all over body conditioning, building strength, endurance, balance, agility and co-ordination, as well as building confidence and discipline.    

‘Healthy Eating Club’, will encourage members to follow a healthy eating plan and monitor progress through weekly food diary reviews, weight checks, body fat analysis and sharing recipes and new ideas as a group.    Individually tailored, one-to-one weight loss therapy with a Specialist Consultant will also be offered.

Who to contact about this project?
Stevie Smith Boxing Academy, 07912 899122
stevie@steviesmithboxing.com

The Sudanese Friendship Association

Who will this project help?
100 women

What is the project about?
This project is aimed at helping the women of the Sudanese community to engage in exercise and physical activity by delivering a women-only gym where they can take part in physical exercise in a culturally suitable context. Their children can attend with them and appropriate healthy activities will be organised.

The project will also be open to ladies of other communities as a way of encouraging and enhancing community cohesion.

Who to contact about this project?
The Sudanese Friendship Association, 07886 366447
rmaglad@yahoo.co.uk

Vulcan ABC

Who will this project help?
120 children and young people

What is the project about?
This well established, community boxing club is looking to add more sessions and extend its hours. The group needs more equipment to increase membership for their quality health and fitness sessions.

The group hopes to expand, by gaining more members across all age groups, levels of fitness, background and genders. Subscriptions are kept very low to maximise numbers able to join and to increase the potential to help many more people to become fit and active.

Who to contact about this project?
Vulcan ABC, 07932 081920
info@vulcancentre.co.uk

The Windmill Parents Action Group

Who will this project help?
Up to 100 people

What is the project about?
This project will provide 40 weeks of exercise to parents from the children's centre and offer access to a crèche for their children. These sessions will also be tied in with nutritional advice from NHS 'Why Weight' team.

In addition, benches will be provided for the green space next to the children's centre for children and parents to spend time outside and to encourage walking, jogging and games in the fresh air. These benches will also be available for use by the local residents to spend more time outdoors.

Who to contact about this project?
The Windmill Parents Action Group, 01482 331290
tracey.butterworth@hullcc.gov.uk