£250,000 of lot­tery money for pro­jects

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

Pro­jects in Peter­bor­ough will ben­e­fit from more than £250,000 of Na­tional Lot­tery fund­ing.

The money has been awarded to 14 com­mu­nity pro­jects. Nearly half of it will go to Ground­work Lu­ton and Bed­ford­shire to be used in Cam­bridgeshire and Peter­bor­ough.

Ground­work works with fam­i­lies, chil­dren’s cen­tres, nurs­eries and other early years pro­fes­sion­als to sup­port par­ents to make use of their neigh­bour­hood green spa­ces and help their chil­dren pre­vent in­ac­tive child­hoods.

More than £30,000 will go to DIAL Peter­bor­ough which of­fers a free and con­fi­den­tial sup­port­ive ser­vice for any­one with a phys­i­cal dis­abil­ity.

Con­tact A Fam­ily will re­ceive £10,000 to run a pi­lot project help­ing par­ents of dis­abled chil­dren get the skills and con­fi­dence to re­turn to work and find em­ploy­ment.

St Au­gus­tine’s CofE (Vol­un­tary Aided) Ju­nior School in Wood­ston is re­ceiv­ing £10,000 to de­liver men­tor­ing ses­sions to chil­dren and fam­i­lies to help over­come poor emo­tional re­silience, low self­es­teem, anger, at­tach­ment is­sues and anx­i­ety is­sues.

The same amount of money has been awarded to Peter­bor­ough Bhat Sikh As­so­ci­a­tion, to im­prove the tem­ple to help run more com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties and make it more ac­ces­si­ble, and the Gurkha Nepalese Com­mu­nity Peter­bor­ough to help Gurkhas and their fam­i­lies in­te­grate into the com­mu­nity and re­ceive sup­port.

South Grove Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion re­ceived just un­der £10,000 to pur­chase IT to be used for train­ing, while Wel­bourne Pri­mary School in Wer­ring­ton re­ceived nearly £9,000 for a new trim trail on the school grounds to in­crease ac­tive life­styles.

Other re­cip­i­ents in­cluded Blos­som Court Club in Bret­ton which re­ceived more than £7,000 to run a se­ries of so­cial events and work­shops to bring to­gether older peo­ple at risk of iso­la­tion in the com­mu­nity.

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