Corby mental health charity needs your votes for community funding

A Corby charity has been shortlisted as part of a bid to win community funding - and it needs your votes.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, 5:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:20 pm
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Support Training Advice Guidance Educational Services (STAGES) is hoping to receive money from the Aviva Community Fund.

The charity offers a range of services to people suffering from mental health issues including bipolar disorder, PTSD and health anxiety.

If it was to win funding, the charity would be able to rent its own building and continue with courses that it currently runs.

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The charity’s voting page says: “We have many testimonials on our website demonstrating the benefits of our project work and we now have beneficiaries who have become trustees because they totally believe in the work that we are doing and the need for our work to continue and expand, so that we can help others in our community in the same way.

“The need for help of this kind is huge.

“Cutbacks within mental health services have hugely impacted many of our service users, some of whom have been discharged from Corby Mental Health team and have expressed to us that we have given them a lifeline and they do not know how they would have coped without the continual support that we have provided.

“We would also like the grant to pay us to rent our own building so that we can expand our work helping more people than we are currently able to, due to the lack of availability of the rooms that we rent.”

The charity currently has almost 1,000 votes with just over two weeks of voting left.

To cast your vote, click here and follow the registration steps.