Groups win more than £80,000 in funding

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HEALTH groups across the area have won more than £80,000 in funding.

Hampshire County Council handed out £42,800 to a project in Havant working with people in the borough who are not active.

The project will help people with physical activity, nutrition and their lifestyle.

And a project in Gosport will get £7,350 for work on teenage pregnancy.

The initiative will help young people and create a film and resource pack.

It aims to teach about relationships.

And the Active for Life scheme won £31,700.

It will work with families and their children to develop healthy lifestyles.

The cash is part of £513,400 of funding handed out by Councillor Liz Fairhurst, executive member for adult social care and public health.

She said: ‘Improving the health outcomes and wellbeing of Hampshire residents is a key priority for the county council – one with far-reaching consequences to all of us.

‘Through the development of our joint health and wellbeing strategy we have some very clear priorities which ensure these limited resources are used where they will have the most impact.’