Sir Edward Garnier, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, welcomes two new projects funded by the Big Lottery Fund in his constituency. Age UK Oadby & Wigston, thanks to a £10,000 award, will be supporting people living with dementia and sensory loss with a new sensory garden which will be benefit their health and wellbeing. Age UK has been working closely with Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL) to improve the flow of funding into the constituency.
Home-Start South Leicestershire has been awarded £7,057. The charity will provide a new volunteer training programme further to develop their volunteers’ skills in supporting local families. This will increase Home-Start’s ability to provide a better service to families in need of help.
Sir Edward said: “The money for Age UK fund will enable them to help more people with dementia and sensory loss and Home-Start South Leicestershire will improve the already excellent work it does with their extra money.
“There is more cash available for Leicestershire so I encourage my constituents running community projects to apply for it. Relevant information is available online at: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/.”