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Lottery funding for Time Out Group ‘Get Up, Get Out’ project

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Handforth-based disability support group, Time Out Group has revealed its successful application for grant funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.

Manager Joanne Adams said: “We are so pleased for this major win for the members and their families.

“This funding will secure the charity into the future and offer opportunities within the local community.”

Joanne added: “The team worked so hard in pulling the bid together and I am extremely proud of the outcome.

“We encourage independence to our members and support to their families, we also offer volunteering and employment opportunities so watch this space…” 

Time Out Group operates from a base at The Paddock in Handforth, and offers drop in sessions and sporting activities to people with learning disabilities.

Their recent funding award means they will be able to extend the activities offered and provide other options – such as pop up discos and further links with community partners.

Time Out Group was awarded more than £200,000 to cover a three-year period to form part of a new project called ‘Get Up, Get Out’.

The project involves encouraging Time Out Group members to integrate within their own communities, look at employment opportunities, additional sporting activities and supporting members with clear mental health pathways.

Clive Scollon, chair of the members committee, said: “This means the world to us all and we can now get excited for the future and all fun we can have.

“We love TOG and are happy with this result; we will plan all the activities and help make the charity a success.”

You can find out more about Time Out Group by visiting www.timeoutgroup.org.uk.

 

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