Press release - 23 Oct 2022

For immediate release

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre CIO celebrates after receiving £296,093 in National Lottery funding

 

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre CIO based in Loughborough is celebrating today after being awarded £296,093 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre CIO will use their funding to offer an increased number and variety of support activities for those facing mild to moderate mental health challenges in Charnwood and Leicestershire through our drop-in cafes, art and craft and wellbeing activities and peer support model.

This new National Lottery funding will help to support over 150 additional people, and will start on 1st November 2022. A range of supportive and fun activities will be rolled out across the week, including Yoga, Mindfulness, Creative writing, men’s support group as well as a range of new arts and crafts activities. To get involved or to find out more, please visit www.thewellbeingcafe.org or email admin@loughboroughwellbeing.com for further information.

National Lottery players raise over £30 million a week for good causes across the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a share of this to projects to support people and communities to prosper and thrive. 

 

Helen Carter, Chief Executive, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can provide more activities across the week, including weekends and evenings so that we can provide an offer for the ‘working unwell’ as we know there are many people who are also working that may need support. We know that this funding will make a big difference to people’s lives.”

Baroness Nicky Morgan, Chair of Trustees said: “We are incredibly grateful to the National Lottery for the trust they have placed in us.  With our new Wellbeing Centre, we want to support local people facing mental health challenges and to strengthen our community’s wellbeing.  With the Lottery’s support we will be able to help more people, who are coming to us with more complex needs.”

During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK.

 

To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk  

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