rory congratulates penrith and the border charities on lottery grants
Rory has welcomed the news that both Wigton Youth Station and Eden Sight Support are to receive Big Lottery Fund grants to support their on-going work within the local community.
Wigton Youth Station is to receive a £10,000 grant which will be used to fund weekly sessions with ‘hard to engage’ young women displaying anti-social behaviour including arts workshops, outdoor activities, and team building exercises. These workshops aim to enhance the confidence and self-esteem of participants, raise their aspirations and develop a positive self-image.
In addition to this, Eden Sight Support has been awarded £2840 to run a monthly group, providing information and advice for people with sight loss, including those who are newly diagnosed, and their informal carers. This will enable beneficiaries to access relevant services and explore new equipment, including kitchen appliances that are adapted for disabilities, with the aim of assisting them to overcome their disability and promote independence.
Rory said: “Both Wigton Youth Station and Eden Sight Support are typical of the many fantastic community-led volunteer organisations found across the constituency, and I’m delighted to learn that their bids have been successful. Cumbrians have shown time and again a real desire to help within their local community, but this goodwill does occasionally need financial support. I have no doubt that these Big Lottery grants will help setup what sound like two very worthy projects.”