ALMOST £40,000 worth of funding is to be injected into the Redditch community thanks to the National Lottery Awards for All.
Four projects have been selected in the latest round of grants, with funding totaling £38,416, including ones to encourage strong community links and relationships and one focusing on teaching vital skills to those living with mental health issues.
Forge Mill Needle Museum has been given £10,000 for their project, Building the Community in Redditch, which is set to run creative workshops and a competition for children and families to encourage positive community relationships.
Bromsgrove Urban and Rural Transport (BURT) has also been award £10,000 as part of a scheme to help help more people become involved in volunteering in Redditch and Bromsgrove. It is hoped that by volunteering and supporting their home town, residents will gain new skills and create stronger communities.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will receive £9,600 of lottery money for their project ‘Finding a future for Benny’s’. The group will use the funding to undertake a feasibility study, making sure that the church and all its resources are serving the community in the best possible way.
What’s Your Point? health and well-being group are set to use £8,816 of funding for their weekly sessions for people with mental health issues and low self-esteem. The sessions, based in Woodrow, aim to help young people and families learn new skills and techniques to help them cope and make positive progress.
277 projects are sharing £5.1 million of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund in the West Midlands.