Vote for our Fantastic Community Champion
On Tuesday 2nd April, Next Steps will showcase its project, “The Community Champion” on ITV at 6pm telling local viewers exactly why they deserve to win. To be in with a chance of claiming the top prize, Next Steps is asking people to support its bid by visiting the People’s Projects website to vote. Voting opens at 9am on Monday 1 April at www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk.
If successful, Next Steps will use the grant to provide our community of Ryedale with a “community champion” for 2 years. Providing support, guidance and activities throughout our hubs and rural areas. Preventing isolation, fighting loneliness and providing support.
Leisa Burniston the Manager said: “This is an exciting opportunity to raise awareness and support for the work we do and, with your help, to secure further much-needed funding. We urge local people to get behind us. If successful, this will help us to make an even bigger difference to our local rural community by providing much needed support services, delivering activities to people who suffer from mental health issues, isolation and loneliness offering advice, support and assistance signposting to partner agencies where appropriate.”
Joe Ferns, UK Funding Director at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “As the largest funder of community activity in the UK, we are proud to support groups that are led by the vision, determination and drive of local people to strengthen communities. In previous years we have seen a wide range of successful projects, from a café supporting young carers to animal-assisted therapy for people living with dementia and the development of a bee-friendly orchard. The People’s Projects is a chance for you to have your say on how National Lottery funding can help your community to thrive.”
The People’s Projects has awarded around £42 million to 960 good causes across the UK since it started in 2005.
Voting closes at noon on Monday 15 April 2019. People can vote once per region and will need a telephone number or email address to vote. To support the” Community Champion” and for Ts & Cs please visit www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk