The Big Lottery Fund has granted almost £30,000 to three Trafford projects.
The Big Lottery Fund supports a diverse range of projects which help people improve their skills. These projects allow people to build upon their skills whilst they work to strengthen their communities.
Nine projects across the North West are sharing over £4million in the latest distribution of grant awards. The three Trafford projects which have been awarded have received almost £10,000 each.
Altrincham’s G-Force project has been granted £9999. The funding will be used to create a community centre and youth club.
The group believes that the grant will have a positive impact on the community. The activities offered at the community centre will work to reduce isolation. Activities will also unite members of the community in efforts to support disadvantaged people.
The second grant awarded went to Sports Work Cheshire. The funding goes to a project which supports disabled and young people. A total of £9732 has been granted. The grant will be used to deliver swimming and lifestyle coaching sessions.
These sessions will be delivered to groups of disabled children and youth who have no access to supported activities. The project will improve health and support well-being.
The third project to be awarded is Trafford Centre for Independent Living – which is based in Sale. The centre was granted £8647 for its Walks for All initiative.
The Walks for All project supports disabled residents. Disabled residents are encouraged to improve their health and wellbeing by participating in local health walks.
With the new funding, the centre is planning to make new developments. The centre plans to develop maps which will make it easy for participants to go on self-guided walks. The walks help to combat social isolation.
The new funding will bring exciting new changes to the local Trafford community.