A million reasons to be cheerful for UK community groups

Community groups granted £1 million through Community Cash fund

After raising £76 million and counting for Red Nose Day 2017, we are delighted to announce that we have awarded our £1 million Community Cash fund to 931 local groups all over the UK.

Successful projects include Cowes Sailability Club, which helps people with disabilities learn to sail; Inside Out Project in Ipswich, which helps those with mental health difficulties and suffer from stress express themselves through art; Action 4 Bullying in Birmingham which provides music, arts and drama sessions to people affected by bullying; Shettleston Men’s Shed in Glasgow which supports men from all walks of life to help combat loneliness and depression; and Bound by Veterans in Wiltshire which supports ex-military personnel by teaching them how to bind books.

Gilly Green, Comic Relief’s head of UK grants said, 'This is the eighth year that our Community cash programme has been open to local organisations all over the country, and once again we are delighted to announce that we have funded a wide variety of local grassroots projects that vitally need our support. They all shared a passion for bringing people together and building stronger communities, and we are proud to play a small part in helping them with their fantastic work.'

For more information, please visit the UK Community Foundations website to find your local Community Foundation.

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