Community partners receive over £420,000 of National Lottery funding

Three local charities are celebrating after being awarded more than £420,000 in funding from The National Lottery Partnerships Fund.

The partnership, which includes SinglePoint Plus based in Oldbury, Dorothy Parkes Centre based in Smethwick and Breathing Space Therapeutic Services in Baggeridge, will use their funding to deliver a recovery project called 'Rewire' which aims to support local children, families and the wider community in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This new National Lottery funding will enable the three grass roots organisations working at the heart of the community to engage with local families, schools, and community organisations.

‘Rewire’ will offer both targeted and open access community services aimed at building community resilience to enhance the wellbeing of local people. Through Rewire, child & adult counselling, family support services, peer support and youth clubs, plus therapeutic woodland activities will be delivered across multiple sites in Smethwick and Oldbury.

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. Lisa Harrison, SinglePoint Manager said:

“Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant will enable us as a partnership to increase support for local people and families in their recovery of the Covid-19 pandemic, which for many has left a significant imprint on their lives. We are delighted to be working in partnership to make a real difference”

During the pandemic The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK. To find out more visit


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