Big Lottery Fund gives £13m to 55 projects
14 August 2012
The Big Lottery Fund has awarded £13m through its Reaching Communities programme to 55 charities in England.
The £130m Reaching Communities programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 to organisations in England that help to build stronger communities and help people in need.
Nat Sloane, chair of the Big Lottery Fund England, said: "It is estimated that one in four people will experience mental health difficulties at some point in their lives and it can happen at any time. I am therefore delighted the Big Lottery Fund has invested this significant sum of money in projects that will go a long way towards removing the stigma that surrounds mental health issues and supporting people in their treatment and recovery."
The 8 North West based organisations who have been awarded funding are:
- UR Potential CIC. Beneficiary Location/s: Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre. Award Amount: £199,333
- The East Cheshire Hospice. Beneficiary Location/s: Cheshire East, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stockport, Wyre. Award Amount: £180,470
- East Lancashire People First. Beneficiary Location/s: Lancashire. Award Amount: £164,518
- HARV Outreach Team. Beneficiary Location/s: Hyndburn, Ribble Valley. Award Amount: £499,989
- South Liverpool Domestic Abuse Services. Beneficiary Location/s: Liverpool. Award Amount: £264,932
- Action for Achievement. Beneficiary Location/s: Liverpool. Award Amount: £37,858
- Home-Start Manchester South. Beneficiary Location/s: Manchester. Award Amount: £209,685
- Wai Yin Chinese Women Society. Beneficiary Location/s: Manchester. Award Amount: £285,135
For further information about all the awards visit The Big Lottery Fund website: Click Here