21 May 2004
Eleven groups have been successful in securing funding for their projects.
Two organisations to have benefited will support disabled people, and have a collective win of £199,419.
The Lifetrain Trust will support disabled people to develop greater independence and self esteem, while helping them gain recognised qualifications and get back into work. The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy will develop a volunteer programme that will train and support volunteers to help young people with complex epilepsy.
Phillippa Saray, Regional Manager of the Community Fund South East says:
'This project is going to give disabled people the opportunity to live independently and be recognised for the contribution they make to society'. She also says:
'Young people with epilepsy will benefit from the help of new volunteers and volunteers will gain new skills and confidence. It's a great example of how a community group can ensure everybody gains from their involvement in a project'.
The local authority areas benefiting from grants awarded in this announcement are:
Brighton & Hove: 1 Grant worth £118,926
East Hants: 1 Grant worth £85,326
New Forest: 1 Grant worth £158,162
Test Valley: 1 Grant worth £260,059
Kent: 1 Grant worth £211,588
Guildford: 1 Grant worth £168,484
Tandridge: 1 Grant worth £30,935
Waverley : 1 Grant worth £104,436
For more information on today's awards, follow the link on the right hand side of this page.
For details of all the grants we have awarded to date please visit our grants database.
Notes to Editors
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