In an announcement made this week, local MP Lucy Allan has welcomed the fact that in the last three months, £45,513 has been awarded to 5 community projects in Telford.
The Big Lottery Fund funds projects and activities that make communities stronger and more vibrant, and that are led by the people who live in them.
The projects which have been funded in Telford are:
Challenging Preceptions - £10,000
Group activities will be funded for young people living with the effects of mental ill health. The project aims to create a support network to share experiences and improve wellbeing.
Forge Urban Revival - £10,000
A programme of craft activities will be funded that are designed to challenge issues surrounding social isolation. The project aims to bring people together and enable the group to become self-sustainable.
Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge Community Centre Associations - £9,970
This funding will be used to upgrade the toilets at the community centre, improving the space for local people to use.
The MyFAM Project - £8,650
Weekly activity sessions will be funded for children with and without a disability. These sessions aim to reduce isolation and develop their self-confidence and social skills to interact with their peers.
Telford First Responders - £6,893
This funding will be used to provide a service to children that require an emergency response service for cardiac arrest. The project aims to free up an automated external defibrillators so that the community can be trained to use and have public access to the emergency unit.
Lucy Allan said:
“I am delighted that these projects in Telford have been awarded Big Lottery funding to help ensure that they can carry out their important work for the community.
“It is so important that money is raised for good causes which improves people’s lives and brings them together.
“I know this funding will make a real difference to communities across Telford.”