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Voluntary and community organisations have benefitted from the award of 57 grants from the Family Innovation Fund.
The fund is a one-year grants programme created by Essex County Council to support organisations across the county that work with children, young people and adults to establish a range of innovative projects to support families.
Home-Start Uttlesford will benefit from the cash awards.
First Minister Alex Salmond was at Fraserburgh on a visit to the north-east branch of voluntary group Home-Start which he described as ‘inspiring’.
Home-Start is a national organisation dedicated to supporting families with children.
Two year support from Lloyds TSB Foundation
A large donation to the Guernsey branch of Home-Start has ensured funding for the next two years.
Jurat Margaret Spaargaren, chairwoman of Home-Start Guernsey said: “The Lloyds TSB Foundation funding is a major boost for everyone connected with Home-Start and especially those families we support."
Senior coordinator Jane Le Conte said one of the challenges facing the charity was the fact that there were more families needing support than what it could provide for. She added that finding funding was also a challenge.
It will be Home-Start’s fifth anniversary of volunteer and family pairing this year. It is the second time that the Foundation has given it a donation.
The Rotary Club of Middleton presented Home-Start Rochdale, a family support charity with £400.
Sharon Pearson from Home-Start Rochdale, said: “I have never seen it this bad in the 11 years I have been working for Home-Start. This is the worst we have ever experienced; families in our community are really struggling and our resources are being over-stretched.
We need more help and we are looking to our local community to support us to help families in their neighbourhoods."
Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, Clive Grunshaw was today due to officially open the new Wyre office of the Home-Start centre.
Home-Start is a charity devoted to children and families. Home-Start UK, which is 40 years old this year, provides non-judgemental practical support to families with a particular focus on those with at least one child under five, who may be struggling to cope as a result of a variety of circumstances.