Malvern charities and community groups receives £129,000 Government funding boost - The Malvern Observer

Malvern charities and community groups receives £129,000 Government funding boost

Malvern Editorial 20th Nov, 2020   0

LOCAL CHARITIES have been given a cash boost as the Government offers support to a wide range of voluntary sector organisations ranging from transport organisations to community shops.

Association for Rehabilitation of Communication and Oral Skills receives £9,499, while Brook Farm Community Association gets £10,000, The Lyttelton Well Ltd has been handed £3,000 and the Severn Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service gets £10,000.

The Lower Broadheath Community Shop has £4,339, South Worcestershire Citizens Advice Bureau receives £7,100, Age UK Malvern and District £9,645) and The Fold CIC £7,020.

The Kempsey in Sickness and in Need Charity has been handed £10,000, PCC Severn Stoke (St Denys’) £10,000, Sky Autism Support has been awarded £7,200, Community Action Malvern and District will benefit from £25,000 and What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful gets £16,500.

Malvern’s MP Harriett Baldwin welcomed awards totalling £129,000 which will help organisations continue their vital work in the middle of a global pandemic.

She was asked to submit details of local good causes in the summer and charities like Malvern and District Community Action secured £25,000 of funding to help continue its vital volunteer driving support.

And special needs charity Whatever Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful has been given £16,500 from the national fund announced by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport this week.

More than a dozen local groups in West Worcestershire have been given cash awards, as well as arts and heritage organisations which were supported earlier in the month.

More than 8,000 charities received a share of £200million and the Government has allocated a further £550 million to ensure that voluntary bodies and social enterprises are able to keep working through the Covid-19 crisis.

“I’ve kept in close touch with a wide range of charities and community groups that have been doing an amazing job during the pandemic and I am pleased that the Government has been able to make some really sizeable awards to local groups,” she said.

“The voluntary sector has played a vital role in our local response to Covid-19 and it is essential that it is supported to be able to keep operating in these challenging conditions.”

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