Karen Bradley, Member of Parliament for Staffordshire Moorlands is thanking National Lottery players for their role in raising much-needed funding for local charities and community groups. The heartfelt thank you came as Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands has received £239,870 of National Lottery funding.
Karen says she is delighted with the grant and wants more local good causes to apply for National Lottery funding, saying it could be a lifeline as they begin to recover from the impact of the pandemic.
Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands will use its funding over 3 years to deliver outreach family support to parents and their children (aged 0–4) in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Parents supported are on a low income and have experienced past trauma and vulnerabilities (e.g. bereavement, social services involvement (including parents being in care when they were children) and domestic violence).
The funding is being distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players. National Lottery players raise £36 million* each week for good causes throughout the UK.
Information about how to apply for funding can be found at The National Lottery Community Fund’s website: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk.
“Since January, The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £425,949 to community projects in the Moorlands and it is heartening to see how many community groups have benefited. These groups are inspirational in the great work and support they provide to local people and their community through what have been some extremely difficult times.”
Elly De Decker, England Director at The National Lottery Community Fund, said:
“I am incredibly proud that we have awarded almost £200 million across England so far this year, responding to needs and changes in our communities brought on by the pandemic. We know that people care about issues including employment and employability, supporting young people, supporting the vulnerable and creating better connections within communities to tackle loneliness. It’s fantastic to see that this funding, raised by National Lottery players, is having a significant impact on people’s lives across the country, helping to build back stronger communities.”
Last year, The National Lottery Community Fund awarded over half a billion pounds (£588.2 million) of life-changing funding to communities across the UK. Over eight in ten (83%) of its grants are for under £10k – going to grassroots groups and charities across the UK that are bringing to life amazing ideas that matter to their communities.
To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk
Notes to Editors:
* based on 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021.