Disability Nottinghamshire have successfully secured a 2-year funding grant from The National Lottery Community Fund
Disability Nottinghamshire is a small grass roots user led charity working across diverse communities, it is run and managed by volunteers. The charity has evolved over time (39 years) since it was established in 1983 as D.I.A.L Mansfield and District. In 2009 broadened the remit of the charity to become Disability Nottinghamshire to enable work across the County of Nottinghamshire excluding the city.
The charity is delighted to announce it has successfully secured two-year funding grant from The National Lottery Community Fund. The key purpose of the charity is to promote the independence and choice of all disabled persons by providing free, confidential, and impartial information, advice, and advocacy in respect of any disability to disabled people, their families, friends, carers, professionals, and students. Promoting equality and tackling discrimination on behalf of service users remains at the heart of the charity.
The funding secured from The National Lottery Community Fund will enable the charity to expand their work within the Mansfield and Ashfield Districts of Nottinghamshire, by providing pop up advice surgeries, social activities, and befriending, reducing accessibility issues that could arise for service users having to travel.
In addition, providing the opportunity to expand online and social media presence which can reach a wider audience with minimal accessibility issues. The new project will hope to improve all media channels and provide training for existing staff and volunteers to carry this on in the future.
This is a very exciting opportunity for a small grass-roots charity to be able to work with other local services and charities, to provide a very much needed and wanted service, giving independence and support disabled people within the community.
Staff and volunteering opportunities will also arise from this funding, so please watch this space.