Momo handed over £50,000 National Lottery grant to develop St Helens cafe
MOMO cafe has received a huge £50,000 donation from the National Lottery to help it continue its vital community work.
Momo’s, on Westfield Street, is a community cafe that focuses on supporting people’s mental health, wellbeing and disabilities.
Over the years it has become a safe space where people from all walks of life can relax, socialize or engage in activities.
In addition to their food and drink menu, Momo’s offers activities for children and people with special needs, as well as workshops on the history and heritage of St Helens.
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Due to their constant community work, the company received £50,000 from the National Lottery so they could continue with the project.
The funding, which is raised from lottery players across the country, is part of the National Lottery’s Community Fund which awards grants to organizations that work hard to improve their communities.
Supporting Momo’s for the next two years, the £50,000 funding will enable the cafe to continue its community activities and expand to reach further into the community.
Claire Rigby, owner of Momo’s, said: “National Lottery money is really important to us and to the community we serve.
“Now we can continue to develop all our activities and projects and hope to build on what we have already achieved and expand further into the community.
“We hope this helps people feel reassured that we will continue to work, with our boots on the pitch, because we know how difficult it is for people.”
Since Momo’s announced its funding on social media, its page has been flooded with congratulatory messages, highlighting the importance of coffee in our community.