Lottery funding boost for Norwich-based charity Move On East

A Norwich charity that works with ex-offenders and people at risk of offending has been given a financial boost after receiving nearly �10,000 in funding.

Move On East, based in St Martin at Palace Plain, has received the money from the Awards for All Lottery grant scheme and the funding will be used for a project called The S Factor (The Skills Factor) where a tutor goes out to different communities across Norfolk to run short courses that aim to raise aspirations and employment opportunities.

Frances Wallis, learning coordinator at Move On East, said: 'Transport across the county is limited and costly for people on low incomes and this can lead to a sense of isolation.

'By taking the tutor to the learners it is hoped that The S Factor will enable people to become included in the community in a positive way where they can make new friends and learn new skills.

'First port of call is The Purfleet Trust in King's Lynn, where learners will be introduced to healthy cooking on a budget.


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'Other courses on offer include literacy and numeracy, food hygiene, knitting, make do and mend, CV writing and IT.'

Mrs Wallis said Move On East is hoping to take The S Factor to areas such as Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Dereham and Thetford.

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She said Move On East could offer a range of different short courses depending on the interests of the local communities.

'Move On East is grateful to Awards for All for this opportunity,' she added.

'The short courses allow people to meet other people and build confidence. They are about opening up opportunities, and these courses can be a stepping stone for people to go on to something else.'

For more information about Move On East visit www.moveoneast.org

Is your organisation celebrating a funding boost? Call reporter Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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