08 January 2003

NCH wins first ever lottery award


NCH wins first ever lottery award

Children's charity NCH has won lottery funding for the first time ever for one of its lead projects from the Community Fund.

NCH - which has its roots in the Methodist Church - recently reviewed its policy on applying for lottery funding, with particular reference to the current position of the Methodist Church.

This review of policy means that NCH's Caerphilly Children's Centre is to be awarded by the Community Fund  £189,354 to improve services for children with disabilities and their families.

Dean Benton, Director of External Affairs, NCH said, 'We're delighted that this first application has been successful and we will take lottery funding into consideration for the provision of additional services at other NCH projects in future. Applying for mainstream lottery funding will help NCH to fulfil its aim to help the children who need it the most, by potentially providing income to establish much needed services and pioneering work that we would otherwise not be able to fund.'

'NCH recently reviewed its policy on applying for lottery funding, with particular reference to the current position of the Methodist Church.  This new funding stream is a positive way forward for NCH and its service users and is supported by a range of partnerships, including Methodist key players in Wales for this particular successful application.'

The grant will fund a brand new resource and training annex, which will offer improved library facilities offering best quality advice and information and computers with internet access for families and professionals.

NCH Caerphilly Children's Centre supports children and young people with every kind of disability as well as working with their parents in understanding disability issues. Last year alone the organisation cared for more than 800 families.

Read the Methodist Church fact sheet on the National Lottery

Find out more about the work of NCH

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