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Big Lottery Fund projects

Big Lottery funded logo© InfoEvery year, the Big Lottery Fund gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes. The money goes towards community groups and to projects that improve health, education and the environment. 

The British Red Cross is very grateful for the generous support it has received from the Big Lottery Fund, for projects ranging from refugee services to care for elderly people. Read more about the projects the Big Lottery Fund has sponsored below.

Projects funded by the Big Lottery

In Liverpool, the Red Cross, working in partnership with Refugee Action and Asylum Link Merseyside, has developed a five-year project to support asylum seekers at risk of, or experiencing, destitution.

The Neighbourhood Links project in Northern Ireland aims to reduce the social isolation of older people in the district council areas of Omagh and Fermanagh.

We are supporting vulnerable female refugees and asylum seekers before and after their pregnancies to ensure they get the support they need, thanks to a grant of £9,210 from Big Lottery Fund.

This project is helping 400 refugees and asylum seekers annually to survive destitution, access essential services and feel less isolated.

Thanks to a grant of £273,023 from the Big Lottery Fund in 2010, the support service is helping over 1,050 refugees and asylum seekers to survive destitution, access vital services and meet their needs independently.

Over 12 months, this project will provide a minimum of 350 people in the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to save a life in the event of an emergency or accident.

This project provides assistance to over 1,400 asylum seekers and refugees in crisis, helping them access vital services and adjust to life in the UK.

From material support to employment training, this Big Lottery Fund project in Birmingham enables refugees and asylum seekers to survive destitution.

Through a £998,452 Big Lottery Fund grant, the British Red Cross has expanded its support for vulnerable older people in North Wales four times over.

In Nottingham and Derby, the Red Cross, with support from Big Lottery Fund, has developed a five-year project that supports destitute refugees and asylum seekers.

This project in Wales helps people return to their own homes after illness or surgery, enables them to go on holiday with friends or family, and promotes independence.


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