Wellingborough group given £350,000

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A group of organisations that support vulnerable people across Wellingborough has been given £350,000 by the Big Lottery Fund.

Support Wellingborough is a group of 26 local organisations who have teamed up to help Wellingborough residents by providing advice and practical support on everything from financial assistance, family and legal issues, domestic abuse to homelessness and much more.

To recognise this work the Big Lottery Fund has awarded the scheme £350,000 through its Reaching Communities programme, which will fund two new posts through Support Wellingborough.

Sean Tizzard, from the Big Lottery Fund, was on hand to officially mark the Big Lottery Fund’s support at an event held at Wellingborough Museum and attended by more than 100 people on Friday (November 8).

Support Wellingborough serves as a first point of contact for anyone with an immediate need. It exists to offer a direct route to help for Wellingborough residents to a wide range of organisations, saving them time and relieving stress when they most need support.

Pratima Dattani, head of Support Wellingborough, said: “Support Wellingborough was created to help people get the support they need as quickly as possible.

“We are delighted to receive this funding from the Big Lottery Fund so that we can continue to grow the team and help more people across Wellingborough.”

Mr Tizzard, the policy and learning manager at the Big Lottery Fund, said: “Big Lottery Fund is delighted to be awarding this grant to support the activities of Support Wellingborough.

“The close working relationship between the organisations that comprise Support Wellingborough will ensure immediate support is given to people most in need, one of the core aims of our Reaching Communities programme.”

Visit www.supportwellingborough.org for more information.