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CHAT2Us celebrates after receiving £4214 in National Lottery funding

Updated: Mar 16, 2023

CHAT2Us based in Gosport is celebrating today after being awarded £4,214 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

CHAT2Us will use their funding to continue to give support to the housebound and disabled in their own homes. We will also bring the isolated together to enjoy great company and fun in a social setting at somewhere that is on all Gosport bus routes.

This new National Lottery funding will give help to those that need help with benefit applications or other problems they are having to deal with alone, including visits to dentists and health assessments. The Social Mornings will help with health and wellbeing including crafts and keeping mobile with fortnightly ‘Movement to Music’ exercise sessions. You will find us every Monday morning from 11am – 1pm at the Henry Cook Centre- Home of Waterside Bethel in South Street. It has a free carpark (always handy) and we can even arrange transport if you need it. #CHAT2UsCome2gether!

National Lottery players raise over £30 million a week for good causes across the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a share of this to projects to support people and communities to prosper and thrive.

Jeanette Perry, Project Manager, and founder said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can provide home support for the disabled, refreshments, crafts, transport and a monthly lunch for those able to visit us at our chat club. We have some lovely people come to us from all walks of life, the elderly and the not so, people who are stuck at home by themselves who just long for a little company, the able and the not so able. CHAT2Us look after both their mental and wellbeing. The funding will make a big difference to people’s lives.”

During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK.

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