Thousands Of Pounds Offered To Community Projects Which Fight Loneliness

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Grants worth thousands of pounds are available for community projects which fight loneliness among older people in the East Riding.

The Connecting Communities Grant Fund offer cash help to schemes that help bring people together and get connected to their communities, and groups in the county are being urged to make use of the money on offer.

A community club in a village near Pocklington is one of the projects which has benefitted from the money.

The Wednesday Club, which meets weekly at Ellerton and Aughton Village Hall, was established 25 years ago and in danger of closing until they too successfully applied for a grant.

Volunteer coordinator Simone Wintringham said: “The Wednesday Club has been a real life saver. One person who attends lost his wife and didn’t leave the house for six months but since coming to the club I now regularly see him out and about in Pocklington.”

 

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