Good causes in Yarmouth benefit from lottery funding

Lichfield Community Centre committee chair Charmaine Lamb. The centre has been given nearly £10,000

Lichfield Community Centre committee chair Charmaine Lamb. The centre has been given nearly £10,000 in lottery grant money. - Credit: Geraldine Scott

A lucky group of seven organisations have been handed thousands of pounds in the latest round of National Lottery funding.

Emmanuel Church, Northgate Street, Yarmouth.

Emmanuel Church, Northgate Street, Yarmouth. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Receiving £10,000 under the Awards for All scheme were Hillside Primary School, Emmanuel Church and Leading Choices.

Hillside will use the funding to create an outdoor play area for their nursery school. This will provide suitable play area for young children to increase exercise levels and improve their skills.

While at Emmanuel Church, in Northgate Street, they are putting the money towards their community connect scheme - a year-long programme of community support services. It's hoped this will include a parent and toddler group, a youth group and ESOL classes, providing support for vulnerable members of the community and helping improve community cohesion.

Leading Choices plan to deliver two programmes of activities for vulnerable people affected by long term unemployment, additional physical support needs and multiple complex needs. The first will focus on sport and recreational physical activities and the second on key personal and employability skills and personal development.

Lichfield Community Centre in Southtown received £9,997 for its Lichfield Lives project. This will provide a new programme of community initiatives including literacy support for children and young people, community engagement activities and community resilience activities such as job club, street cleans and social events.

Cycling activities got a boost in the announcement too, as the Great Yarmouth Bike Project got £9,995 to fund their Bikeability 2016 programme in the community. It will mean people take part in structured cycling activities to help improve their health and wellbeing.

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In the area of mental health East Anglian Complimentary Therapy were given £9,980 to offer kinesiology sessions to those experiencing problems such as phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression.

Finally, carers at Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Young Carers will use their £9.965 to provide additional support services for young carers aged 8 to 11 years old, to meet the needs of increased demand. This will allow the organisation to provide additional support, respite, training and social and recreational activities to young carers to improve the quality of their life.

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