27 September 2003
Community Fund contributes more than £38 million to older people
This week is Age Concern Week (27 September - 4 October) and the Community Fund is reminding groups working with older people and their carers that they can apply for lottery funding to support their work.
In the past 18 months almost £3 million has been awarded to projects in the South East that are designed to help older people living in their own homes and their carers.
Three Age Concern groups received grants to enable them to provide benefits information and advice to older people and their carers. Age Concern Buckinghamshire received £192,224, Age Concern Slough received £236,590 and Age Concern Hastings received £132,312.
Woodley Age Concern in Wokingham also benefited from a grant. They received £53,000 to purchase a new minibus.
Diana Brittan, Chair of the Community Fund, said: "Older people and their carers are one of the Community Fund's main priority groups and to date, nationally, we have awarded over £268 million to them. One of our biggest recipients of lottery money, Age Concern, provides vital services to so many older people in our local communities and I am delighted that the Community Fund has helped them to progress with their fantastic projects. We have awarded over £38 million to Age Concern's work across the country".
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