More Than £29,000 of National Lottery funding awarded to Southport community projects

27th March 2019

Community organisations across Southport are celebrating today after being awarded more than £29,000 in National Lottery funding. The money, raised by players for good causes, is being distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

In total, three community projects across Southport are receiving a share. These range from a project improving the wellbeing of people with autism to an organisation setting up a multi lingual helpline for migrants.

Jenny Rouse, Head of Funding for the North West region at The National Lottery Community Fund, said:“National Lottery money continues to change the lives of people across Southport. From community-led projects that reduce loneliness and isolation to those looking at ways to help young people, this quarter’s funding has one thing in common – it’s all been awarded to groups with the ideas, knowledge and passion to make the changes they want to see in their local area. Thanks to National Lottery players, projects in Southport are investing in what matters most to them and their community.”

Damien Moore, MP for Southport said: “Funding from The National Lottery Community Fund is great news for these projects around Southport. I’m happy these local projects have received well deserved funding which will benefit the people of Southport.”

The orginisations recieving funding are:

St John’s Primary PFA     

The organisation will use the funding to purchase equipment to run e-safety courses for pupils and the wider community. The funding will go towards an iPad, charge trolley basilisk case and training sessions.

Migrant Workers Sefton Community

The charity will set up a multi-lingual helpline for economic migrants from Eastern Europe and Russia with the aim of reaching more people in need of advice and support across a range of issues. Funding for the project will go towards sessional fees and office costs.

Autism Ventures

The project aims to give beneficiaries a space which is on their terms and where they can increase in social confidence and mental wellbeing among their peers. The charity will build upon a pilot for young women with autism spectrum diagnosis to meet up together to discuss issues and form social connections in an atmosphere that is not male dominated. Funding will go towards staff costs, site costs, activity costs, minibus, and ticket prices.

The National Lottery Community Fund is responsible for giving out money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. As part of today’s announcement, it has revealed that it is making grants totalling £ 65 million going to 2,261 community organisations across England.

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