Northampton project for families in food poverty to receive share of £2.3m Lottery grant

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A project which provides help to families in food poverty has received a grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery.

Re:store Northampton will use the money to provide families who are facing food poverty help to budget to feed themselves plus support with menu planning, nutrition and new cookery skills.

They are among 78 projects in the East Midlands to receive part of a £2.3 million pot of money.

Residents of Rushden will also benefit from an application made by Highham Ferrers Town Council for £8,018 to install outdoor gym equipment at the Saffron Road Recreation Ground. Local people will be able to access the free gym equipment all year round.

Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund, England grant making director, said: “Whether it is supporting young families to have outdoor fun together or providing people with learning disabilities with access to specialist equipment, these projects will make a huge difference to the lives of many. These projects are excellent examples of people working together to help others in their community including supporting them to attain the skills they need to realise their potential.”

The awards have been made through the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All and Reaching Communities programmes. Awards for All provides grants between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations and Reaching Communities awards larger grants of £10,000 and above for more long-term projects.

Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £34 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.

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