Big Lotto Handouts Across Cambridgeshire

The latest round of Lottery Funding - some £81,000 has been announced for local groups across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

The Big Lotto says today's funding will support a diverse range of projects that enable people to improve their skills, meet new people and strengthen their communities.

CAMBRIDGE - Wintercomfort For The Homeless's Making Tracks project, which will use funding to deliver a programme of one to one life coaching sessions and group work for the benefit of vulnerable homeless people. This will support beneficiaries to rediscover their confidence, self-esteem and empower them to rebuild their lives and make positive changes. £9,500

CAMBRIDGE - Cambridge Chinese Community Centre's New Year Celebration Festival. This project will use the funding to organise a Chinese New Year celebration event which will include cultural performances and opportunities to meet with, and learn from members of local Chinese communities. This will enable the organisation to celebrate and raise awareness of Chinese culture, and bring communities together to encourage improved community cohesion and reduce social isolation. £3,000

CAMBRIDGE - Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance offers support and skilled help for families in Trumpington. This organisation will use the funding to hold breastfeeding drop-in sessions for local mothers and their babies. This will provide information and support for mothers who wish to breastfeed. £10,000

CAMBRIDGE - The Cygnets Milton Pre-School Our First Playground. This organisation will use the funding to create a playground at the school by installing play equipment and all-weather surfacing. This will increase physical activity levels amongst children and enable them to improve their social, intellectual and physical skills. £9,940

CAMBRIDGE - Linton Heights Junior School; Enhancing outdoor play. The school will use the funding to purchase some outdoor play facilities. The additional play equipment will be for pupils and the wider community to encourage children and young people to play outdoors. £1,840

PETERBOROUGH - Vytis Basketball Club. This organisation will use the funding to run a programme of basketball coaching sessions for the culturally diverse local community. This project will be used as a mechanism to integrate socially disadvantaged groups into the community. £10,000

PETERBOROUGH - Bretton Parish Council Bretton 'Back To Work' will use the funding to deliver employment support sessions to the local community and will include CV writing workshops and individual skills audits. This will provide an opportunity for unemployed people to develop their skills, increase their job market knowledge and improve their chances of obtaining future employment. £9,978

SPALDING - Pinchbeck Church Hall Refurbishment Project will refurbish their toilet facilities and provide a disabled toilet. This will improve the facility, which is used by community groups, and enable more people to use the venue. £10,000

ST IVES - Pinpoint Improved and accessible information for parent carers in Cambridgeshire. This organisation will use the funding to develop their website to increase providing services and information for parents and carers raising children, and young people with additional needs and disabilities. This will help the organisation promote their work, share information, provide improved support and signposting networks and develop a mobile responsive website to support people. £9,969

OUNDLE - Friends Of Oundle Library Pink House Craft Club will continue a pilot arts project for people with mild to moderate mental health conditions. This will provide opportunities to socialise and access arts activities, increasing their self-esteem and mental wellbeing. £7,692

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