North-east charity awarded £230K cash boost from Big Lottery Fund

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A charity has been awarded a funding boost of more than £200,000.

North East Sensory Services was awarded £232,323 from the Big Lottery Fund.

The funds will help it continue its Connect, Include and Support (CIS) project over the next four years, which aims to reduce isolation among older people living with sight and hearing loss.

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Chief executive of the charity Graham Findlay said: “A listening ear can be a lifeline if, for instance, you’re living on your own with the added challenges of sensory loss.

“We’re delighted our CIS Project can continue to help improve the lives of so many across.”

We are pleased to announce that our 'Connect, Include and Support' (CIS) Project has been awarded essential funding from…

Posted by North East Sensory Services on Tuesday, 12 March 2019

National Lottery community fund Scotland chairwoman Maureen McGinn said: “The award will make a big difference where it is needed most and I wish North East Sensory Services every success as it goes on to develop and expand its project for the benefit of their community.”