Project Churn Receives National Lottery Funding

A Cirencester charity has received funding to continue its much needed work in the community.

The Churn Project will receive £360,000 over three years from the National Lottery Community Fund – Reaching Communities South West program which will help the charity Cirencester.

The money will go to the charity’s Engagement, Employment and Wellbeing (EEW) team, which supports people who are unemployed, suffering from loneliness, isolation or mental health issues , and those looking to make friends and engage with their community.

Some of the existing Churn Project initiatives that will receive funding include groups such as Men’s Shed, Time for You, Stitch Knit and Natter and the Churn Allotment.

The funding will also support the charity’s 1-2-1 engagement support work and allow it to grow the EEW team and introduce a leader.

For the past 21 years, The Churn Project has supported vulnerable and marginalized people of all ages and backgrounds in and around Cirencester, working alongside them to build their confidence, reduce their isolation and improve their well-being. mental.

Project Churn Chief Executive Juliet Cocks said: “We were all absolutely thrilled to hear the news of this funding and are extremely grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund for recognizing the incredible work done by our small team of employees and our wonderful cohort of volunteers.

“I am so happy that all of their hard work over the years, and especially during the COVID pandemic, has been recognized as crucial to the cohesion and well-being of our community.”

“While £360,000 is an incredible amount of money, the support of our corporate sponsors and other donors, and the efforts of our volunteer fundraisers, the Churn Champions, will be more important than ever if we are to be able to expand our services and reach even more people who will need our support in the months and years to come.

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