NCH wins first ever lottery award

NCH wins first ever lottery award

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

NCH - which has its roots in the Methodist Church - recentlyreviewed its policy on applying for lottery funding, withparticular reference to the current position of the MethodistChurch.

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

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

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

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

NCH Caerphilly Children's Centre supports children and youngpeople with every kind of disability as well as working with theirparents in understanding disability issues. Last year alone theorganisation cared for more than 800 families.

Read the Methodist Church fact sheet on the National Lottery

Find out more about the work of NCH