Community projects in Northamptonshire and Peterborough are celebrating receiving National Lottery funding.
More than 200 thousand pounds will be split between 23 groups in Northants – 11 campaigns in Peterborough receive 90 thousand.
Friends of Barnwell Country Park in Oundle will use a grant of £8,400 to host the next Music in the Park event at Barnwell Country Park in July. This year the event will be dedicated to the Air Ambulance Service, with all music commissioned for the day taking inspiration from a theme that recognises the service’s important work.
Sol Laug Havens CIC in Daventry will use almost £10,000 to support people whose lives have been affected by homelessness. They will build a yurt on its premises to create a safe and friendly space for people to meet together and take part in training and workshops.
Using a grant of £10,000, the Ron Todd Foundation will offer support to people living with mental health problems. They will provide a series of storytelling workshops where people can share their life stories with others who have had similar experiences.
Master Composition CIC will use their grant of almost £10,000 to work with young people to create short films for social media that will raise awareness of homelessness. The group will also engage young people in social action by supporting them to volunteer with homelessness agencies to provide meals and donated clothing.
Bretton Seniors Friendship Project has received funding of almost £10,000 to host a ‘Seniors Friendship’ group. This will bring together older community members to socialise, share experiences and help reduce isolation and loneliness.