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Liverpool Homeless FC supports city’s vulnerable with help from National Lottery

28/04/2020

Liverpool Homeless FC supports people across Merseyside who are socially isolated and people with mental health problems and the charity has had some help from the National Lottery Community Fund.


Repurposing funds from The National Lottery Community Fund has enabled the Liverpool Homeless FC to deliver hundreds of essential items to those most in need.

Charities and organisations affected by the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus outbreak in the UK are being given access to a comprehensive package of support of up to £600 million of repurposed money from The National Lottery.

Thanks to National Lottery players, hundreds of millions of pounds of National Lottery funding will be distributed over the next few months to help projects in the UK most impacted by coronavirus and which support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

 

John Finnigan, Chief Executive of Liverpool Homeless FC, said, “The funding has made a huge difference to so many people and we are so grateful.

“We have been taking essential items to those most in need – people who are isolated and suffering with a range of problems.

“Our food parcels include everything from fresh food from local suppliers, to stock cupboard essentials.

“We have people who are cut off from the outside world, without a phone or even a radio. We have also been able to support these people. We have included phones, TVs, radios and even games in the parcels where appropriate.”

The charity also offers virtual counselling and mindfulness sessions to people across the region.

John added, “We are overwhelmed with the support and just so happy to be able to make a difference to so many people’s lives.

“Our aim is to help as many people as possible and this funding will enable us to further expand our service.”

Liverpool Homeless FC launched in 2007 originally to help people through sport. It now offers a range of services to help people to re-build their lives and once again become socially integrated into society. You can find out more here. 

Dawn Austwick, Chair of The National Lottery Forum, comments of the contribution, “The National Lottery has always supported projects that help people and communities across the UK thrive. And now, the funds available are switching focus to support communities, arts, heritage, sport, education and the environment to mitigate the unprecedented pressure they are coming under as the country rallies to overcome Covid-19.” 

To find out more about the range of funding support announced by National Lottery distributors across the UK to date, visit the National Lottery Good Causes website www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/coronavirus-pandemic-response

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