High Peak organizations land National Lottery grants totaling over £200,000
Buxton Baby Bank has received £10,000 to cover the salary of a coordinator to manage the operation and expansion of its service to meet growing demand and reach the most disadvantaged families in need of items essentials for their babies.
A spokesman for the organization said: ‘We are over the moon. This means that we can continue our work helping our community. Thank you to all our supporters, as well as to the National Lottery players, who make such opportunities possible.
“The past two years have been epic for us at Baby Bank, and we have even more exciting plans in the pipeline for the coming months.”
The borough’s biggest grant in the last three months was £172,887, given to community benefit society Youth Matters New Mills which responded to the town’s youth center closure by setting up its own range youth clubs, a family signposting service and a restaurant surplus redistribution service
It will fund the salaries of two delivery staff and contribute to the rental costs of the downtown reception site so that Youth Matters can maintain and grow its current operations.
As previously reported, Buxton Methodist Church has received £9,363 to repair the roof of rooms used by the wider community and make it a friendlier space.
Carers Connecting SEN High Peak has been awarded £9,950 to provide face-to-face peer support meetings and online assistance to families and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
A spokesperson said: “The plans expand existing activities to include a variety of additional support including Lego therapy, farm visits, respite days for children and their families, sibling support and community garden projects.”
There was also a £6,925 prize to the New Mills and District Volunteer Center for its Acoustic Soup initiative, providing weekly midday music and storytelling sessions that bring the community together over a healthy meal.
A job club run by Christians Against Poverty at Revive Church in New Mills has received £9,879 to help unemployed people find work, with a particular focus on local residents with physical or mental health needs.