Almost £412,000 million of National Lottery funding has been awarded to 9 different projects in Worcester, which will be provide both a social and economic boost to the community.
The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest community funder in the UK and awards money raised by National Lottery players to communities across the UK.
Worcester MP Robin Walker has welcomed this announcement, which includes £332,200 which has been provided with Sight Concern Worcestershire for the project ‘Broader Vision’, to provide a range of information, advice and support services that address the specific challenges that people with sight loss face. This funding will also assist in enabling support for individuals with sight loss to lead independent and fulfilling lives and have the confidence to reach their full potential and play an active role in society.
As Worcester’s MP Robin has long advocated for support services for people with disabilities and has joined fundraising efforts in support of Sight Concern Worcestershire including the ‘Walk the Blindfold Mile’.
As well as the announcement of funding for Sight Concern Worcestershire, funding has been announced for a further 8 projects which will all contribute to the social and economic well-being of Worcester, shown through initiatives such as creative workshops for young people, play opportunities for young children and a creative arts programme to address mental health issues.
Local organisations who received funding include Worcester Play Council, Worcester Snoezelen, Worcester Arts Workshop and Robin recently caught up with Sight Concern Worcestershire at the Worcester Volunteer Fair.
Robin congratulated the Worcester organisations who received funding from the recent announcement and looks forwards to see the positive change that this funding will see in the community:
“Organisations across Worcester use this funding to do extremely worthwhile projects, taking the lead to improve the lives of many in our people community. The recent announcement from the National Lottery Fund shows a great diversity in projects ranging from the creation of a Motown band to developing resources to support young people who have experiences homelessness.”
“As a result of this National Lottery funding we can support more projects that are focussed on bringing the people of Worcester together, which will help to enable people to make new connections and empowering individuals to thrive.”
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For more information on The National Lottery Community Fund, please see: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/