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Synergy Dance® Outreach based in Guildford is celebrating today after being awarded £9,995 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.
Synergy Dance® Outreach will use its funding to run a 6-month Saturday workshop programme in Guildford for 25-30 children and teenagers with wide-ranging special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and long-term/life-limiting health conditions.
This new National Lottery funding will enable Synergy Dance® Outreach to reach those most vulnerable within our community and the impact of regular fun, inclusive activities will help to reduce isolation, feelings of stress, anxiety, and frustration. Which, in turn, should help reduce CAHMS referrals and improve mental and physical health alongside other benefits.
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.
Rachael Hurton said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can provide a Saturday workshop programme in Guildford for children and young people with wide-ranging Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and long-term/life-limiting health conditions. This means the world to us all at Synergy Outreach. We will provide regular fun, accessible workshops for SEND children and teens to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, frustration, and isolation, build new skills and resilience, improving mental and physical wellbeing, helping to reduce chronic pain, building confidence, independence and hope for the future, through creative expression. Children will build new friendships and the workshops will provide respite for parents/carers. This will make a big difference in people’s lives.
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
Rachael Hurton, 01483 954135, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Notes to Editors:
About The National Lottery Community Fund
We are the largest funder of community activity in the UK – we support people and communities to prosper and thrive.
We’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and to work closely with Government to distribute vital grants and funding from key Government programmes and initiatives.
Our funding has a positive impact and makes a difference to people’s lives. We support projects focussed on things that matter, including economic prosperity, employment, young people, mental health, loneliness and helping the UK reach NET Zero by 2050.
Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.
National Lottery players raise over £30 million each week for good causes throughout the UK. Since The National Lottery began in 1994, £43 billion has been raised for good causes. National Lottery funding has been used to support over 635,000 projects – 255 projects per postcode area.