Dartmouth Caring is celebrating after being awarded £195,786 in funding from ‘The National Lottery Community Fund’, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

Dartmouth Caring will use their funding to maximise the possibilities their move to the new Health and Wellbeing Centre offers.  It is a great opportunity for Dartmouth Caring to develop a range of activities and support for the community, working in partnership with other groups.  The grant is expected to benefit hundreds of local residents over the course of its life, in many ways.

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.

Dee Nutt, Chair of Trustee at Dartmouth Caring said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can really make the most of being in our new home.  I am delighted that, thanks to this grant we can really help to make it work for everyone.  This will make a big difference to people’s lives.”

An example of the type of work the project will involve is an extension of the work already done with Dartmouth Rotary, Dartmouth Green Partnership, and Dartmouth Caring volunteers to landscape the gardens at the Health Centre.

Much of the work involved in delivering this project requires Dartmouth Caring to recruit new staff and new roles to build the capacity; so this work will only start in earnest from October.

Watch out for the job adverts that will be appearing in late July and August, two in particular are new to Dartmouth Caring, a Community Engagement Manager and a Volunteer co-ordinator.

If you want to know more or how you can be involved, in whatever way please contact Nick Hindmarsh at Dartmouth Caring

During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK.

To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk