Uk news Lottery funding boost for three West Lothian charities and community groups MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The three groups will share over £20,000 among them to help with their Covid-19 response
Breaking News ! Community groups in West Lothian are celebrating after receiving thousands of pounds in National Lottery funding to help them rise to the challenges of Covid-19 and beyond. Thanks to National Lottery players, three in West Lothian are set to benefit. The biggest winner is EnvironMentalHealth CIC, which has been handed £10,000. Read More Related Articles NHS Lothian unveil new expanded cancer centre at St John's Hospital in Livingston The group will use the money to deliver mental health first aid sessions to 60 people who will then be able to act as mental health volunteers within the community. Carers of West Lothian received £5106 to conduct some research into the impact of Covid-19 on unpaid carers. The money will fund research into the impact of the virus carers from black minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds and to establish what type of support these carers would benefit from within their communities. Welcoming the funding, Alison Wright, CEO, Carers of West Lothian, said: “We are delighted to have received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to help conduct research to better understand and respond to the impact of COVID-19 on disabled people and unpaid carers from BME backgrounds in West Lothian. “Covid has put more pressure on families who may be at higher risk and are coping alone. “Through this project, we look forward to working with well-established third sector organisations already supporting BME people in West Lothian helping us to become better known and trusted, ensuring that people know where to get help when they need it”. Read More Related Articles Public Health Scotland data reveals that Covid-19 cases have stabilised in West Lothian but are yet to show any signs of reducing Also celebrating a csah windfall is Fast Forward (Positive Lifestyles) Ltd.
. Announcing the funding to 141 projects across Scotland, The National Lottery Community Fund’s Scotland Chair, Kate Still, said: “Projects in West Lothian are rising to the challenges of Covid-19 and supporting local people to stay connected with each other in these unprecedented times.
“National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is making such a difference across Scotland.” National Lottery players raise £30 million every week for good causes in the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund in Scotland is currently focusing its funding on those projects that supporting organisations and communities to respond to the challenge of Covid-19. To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk.
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